Greenbacks blitz Bombers

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Cable Beach Greenbacks' Leanne Gubbins tries to outrun two Peninsula Bombers players.
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Despite having a week’s rest during round 2, Cable Beach Greenbacks have continued their early strong form with a comfortable win over Peninsula Bombers.

During the WKFL’s Belt Up round on Saturday, the Greenbacks and Bombers looked to get their second victories of the season at Haynes Oval.

The contest began as a scrappy one as both teams looked to show no mercy, but it was a goal from Bombers’ Johnisha Kilbily that began the hard contest.

In the midst of hard tackles and a number of behinds, Greenbacks’ Leanne Gubbins fought back to boot a goal to bring her team to eight points, holding a one-point advantage over the Bombers at quarter time.

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The hard contest continued in the second quarter, but Greenbacks soon lit up the field.

Gubbins booted a second goal and teammate Sanchez Augustine scored a late goal to extend the Greenbacks’ lead to 14 points at half-time. After the main break, the Bombers began showing prowess on the field, reading the Greenbacks’ kicks very well to cause many turnovers.

Despite the high skill level, injuries began affecting the Bombers.

Greenbacks’ Katelyn Parriman booted a goal to give her team a bigger advantage and keep Bombers scoreless during the third quarter.

In the final quarter, Kilbily attempted a comeback for the Bombers, but they were quickly shut down by the Greenbacks, who continued to dominate the field.

Goals from Lani Pigram sealed the match in the Greenbacks’ favour, defeating the Bombers by 33 points.

Elsewhere, Looma Lady Eagles dominated on their home turf to smash Derby Tigers 5.5 (35) to 0.3 (3), while the Broome Bulls managed their first win of the season, dominating the Bidyadanga Emus 12.7 (79) to 0.0 (0).

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