War­riors push Rec­a­holics out of top four

Pilbara News - - Sport - Rob Skin­ner

War­riors have re­bounded strongly af­ter their shock loss last week.

Play­ing third-placed Rec­a­holics with the sec­ond-best per­cent­age in the league, War­riors were mer­ci­less as they smashed them 14-1.

Rec­a­holics are a much bet­ter team than the score sug­gests but last Wed­nes­day night that was not the case.

This loss hit that strong per­cent­age hard, send­ing them out of the top four with only two weeks re­main­ing be­fore fi­nals.

Two weeks ago, it was Wreck­ers in fifth po­si­tion, last week it was Stick­men and this week it is Rec­a­holics and one of these three teams will miss out on a top-four berth as War­riors will fin­ish top and Mon­grels most likely sec­ond.

In other matches, Stick­men en­tered the top four with a strong 12 -3 win over Slay­ers and like­wise Mon­grels kept a top-two fin­ish in sight with a 12-3 win over An­i­mals.

In the clos­est match of the week, Wreck­ers showed they wanted a top-four po­si­tion as they out­played Pu­n­ish­ers, 11-4.

In the match of the week next week, fourth-placed Stick­men play third-placed Wreck­ers and the loser of this match may strug­gle for a top-four po­si­tion with Rec­a­holics ex­pected to win their last two matches.

The War­riors sit on top of the ta­ble with 32 points from 198 wins out of 285 games.

The Mon­grels are sec­ond on 28 points, hav­ing recorded 162 wins and 123 losses.

The Wreck­ers (24 points), Stick­men (22 points) and Rec­a­holics (22 points) are bat­tling it out for third and fourth spots.

Wreck­ers face last-placed Pu­n­ish­ers this week, while Stick­men face Sam­son Slay­ers.

It will be a tough match for the Rec­a­holics, who face the red-hot War­riors to keep them­selves in the mix.

Pic­ture: Rob Skin­ner

An­i­mals player Danny Davies.

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