Old Girls hold off Towns’ late surge

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Everyone watches with baited breath as Rikki-lee Bainbridge looks to score for the Towns.
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The Old Girls have once again managed to bounce back from an upset loss with a seven-point win over Towns.

In a fast-paced start to the match, Towns were quick to kick things off on the scoreboard although the Old Girls were just as quick to respond and build an early lead.

As they looked to achieve five consecutive wins, Towns managed to give the Old Girls a bit of a scare with several takeovers.

However, the Old Girls — showing their prowess under pressure — would shake it off and take back the lead even though Towns were hot on their tail.

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A tug of war would later ensue in the third quarter as each team matched each other point for point. The final quarter saw the Old Girls beginning to break away but a surge of goals by Towns’ Rikki-Lee Bainbridge left everything up in the air.

The Old Girls tried desperately to hold on to their lead thanks to Christie Milenkovic’s consistent efforts in goals and Chantelle Groenenberg putting the pressure on Towns in defence.

When the smoke cleared, it was the Old Girls who held on to the win, 46-39.

Elsewhere in divison 1, the Flames defeated Cable Beach 52-36 while the Bullets beat Broome Sharks 66-33.

Iin division 2, the Starlets pulled off an upset win over the Firebirds 30-28, the Scorps held off the Flames Blazers 40-33, and the Scorchers defeated the Flames 33-18.

In division 3, The Pirates defeated the Stingers 46-36 while Not Quite Diamonds continued their undefeated streak beating Jija Bops 49-37.

In division 4, the Pinctada Pearls managed their third win of the season defeating the Bin Chickens 36-30, and the Crouching Tigers held off the Flames Diamonds 45-23.

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