War­riors a force in top po­si­tion on the lad­der

Pilbara News - - Sport - Rob Skin­ner

War­riors con­tinue to win — and win well — and as a re­sult hold top po­si­tion on the lad­der.

Their solid wins are keep­ing the com­pe­ti­tion at bay, with Stick­men and Mon­grels on the same points, but War­riors have a vastly su­pe­rior per­cent­age.

This week, War­riors put An­i­mals away with an easy 12-3 win to keep build­ing on that per­cent­age.

Sec­ond-placed Stick­men con­tinue to im­press and were too good for fourth-placed Wreck­ers, de­feat­ing them 9-6.

Rec­a­holics also had a good 11-4 win over Slay­ers, and those two teams are now only one win out from the top four.

Mon­grels were miss­ing play­ers and had a hard bat­tle against bot­tom-placed Pu­n­ish­ers and trailed at the first break, 3-2, but man­aged to level the scores to 5-all go­ing into the last round.

In a close fin­ish, Mon­grels scraped in for an 8-7 win.

In the com­ing weeks, Stick­men will have the op­por­tu­nity to chal­lenge for top spot.

Next week, they will play third­placed Mon­grels, who will still be with­out play­ers but can never be dis­counted.

The fol­low­ing week, Stick­men will play War­riors, who they went down to in a close 8-7 re­sult the last time they met.

Stick­men were with­out some of their top-line play­ers at that stage and will be look­ing to make amends.

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