Blitz’ Mamotte has plenty to cel­e­brate

Southern Gazette (Belmont) - - COMMUNITY CLASSIFIEDS | SPORT -

PAUL Mamotte cel­e­brated his 100th game in style as the Perth Blitz pulled off a re­mark­able 20-14 come­from-be­hind vic­tory over the West Coast Wolver­ines at James Miller Oval on Satur­day.

Re­ceiver Mamotte scored the win­ning touch­down with 25 sec­onds re­main­ing af­ter his brother Gary helped set up the game-win­ning drive with a cru­cial in­ter­cep­tion ear­lier in the fourth quar­ter.

The Blitz fought back from a 14-8 half-time deficit, as Munya Matema scored his sec­ond touch­down in the game to draw scores level. In the dy­ing sec­onds, a mas­sive bump from cor­ner­back Ai­dan Spencer on a Wolver­ines re­ceiver en­sured the deep pass would not give Wolver­ines any chance to score.

The win was scrappy in a hard-fought en­counter but it moves Blitz to three wins and three losses af­ter six rounds.

In the women’s match the ta­ble-top­ping Blitz also tasted vic­tory, win­ning 40-8.

Quar­ter­back Lou Devine-Egan threw three touch­downs from 151 yards, while line­backer Rhyanna Ed­brooke re­turned af­ter a week off to have seven com­bined tack­les, as well as caus­ing a fum­ble.

The Blitz re­main un­de­feated af­ter four games, two games clear of the sec­ond-placed Wolver­ines.

In the ju­nior com­pe­ti­tion, Wolver­ines for­feited.

In round 7, the Blitz wel­come West­side Steel­ers to James Miller Oval on Satur­day.

Ju­niors kick off pro­ceed­ings at 2pm and se­niors play at 4pm.

Women next play in round 10 when Blitz hosts Perth Bron­cos.

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