Bombers wilt under Greenbacks pressure

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Cable Beach Greenback Skye Jamieson fends off Peninsula Bombers' Pepita Hunter.
Camera IconCable Beach Greenback Skye Jamieson fends off Peninsula Bombers' Pepita Hunter. Credit: Carly Laden

Windy conditions did not stop the Cable Beach Greenbacks from notching a third successive win during the tenth round of WKFL Women’s.

The Greenbacks took on a determined Peninsula Bombers at Father McMahon Oval on Saturday who were vying for for finals contention.

It was difficult for both teams to maintain possession because of the strong morning winds.

However, the Greenbacks kept their cool and managed a goal through Katelyn Parriman after several behinds.

Despite Cable getting off to a great start, Bombers’ Sienna Carstairs and Talayah Bergmann scored late to take the lead by just three points at the first change.

In the second quarter the ball spent a lot of time in the Greenbacks forward 50 as they looked to make an early comeback attempt.

It proved successful with Isobel Varney, Parriman and Lani Pigram booted goals to give their team the lead.

Although the Bombers fought hard, they were kept scoreless as the Greenbacks led by 16 points at half-time.

After the main break, the Greenbacks continued to control the match despite the contest’s scrappy nature.

As the Bombers put the pressure on, the Greenbacks were ultimately kept to scoring behinds, while the Greenbacks defence kept the Bombers scoreless again.

In the final term both teams stepped up the pressure as the Greenbacks looked to seal the win and the Bombers tried for a late comeback.

However, goals from Greenbacks’ Parriman, Leanne Gubbins and Katherine Dann sealed the match with the final reult 7.7 (49) to 2.0 (12).

Standouts for the Greenbacks included Skye Jamieson, Sarani Bin Bakar, Gubbins, Varney and Skye Bishop while Sarah Docherty, Nathalia Thomas, Aisha Valenti, Carstairs and Bergmann were the Bombers’ best.

Elsewhere, Broome Bulls annihilated the Bidyadanga Emus 17.17 (119) to 0.0 (0), while the match between Derby Tigers and Looma Lady Eagles was postponed.

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