Greenbacks wear down Tigers

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The ever-dominant Cable Beach Greenbacks have secured an express pass to the grand final.

The Greenbacks went up against the Derby Tigers to determine the first grand final contender on Saturday. It was an even contest between the top two teams in the league, with both teams applying plenty of pressure.

While the breeze affected goal kicking accuracy, the Greenbacks kicked handy behinds to take the lead while the Tigers were kept scoreless at quarter-time.

In the second quarter, the Greenbacks began to step up after Katherine Dann kicked the first goal of the match to extend their lead.

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Although the Tigers were struggling to convert throughout the term, Melissa Brinker and Zyian Riley booted a goal each to take the lead by just one point at half-time.

Following the main break, it was a fierce battle in the midfield as the Greenbacks looked for a comeback and the Tigers strived to extend their lead.

However, the Greenbacks kicked into high gear with goals from Katelynn Parriman, Leanne Gubbins and Tecara Turvey to take back the lead 5.8 (38) to 2.0 (12).

In the final quarter, Cable Beach began to run away with the victory after Parriman, Sanchez Augustine and Annie Dann added another three goals to their tally.

Derby, on the other hand, seemed to run out of steam and were left scoreless for yet another term to finish with just two goals for the day.

Despite the loss, it is not over for the Tigers as they will have another chance to get themselves into the grand final when they take on the Looma Lady Eagles in the preliminary final.

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