Old Girls snatch win in thriller

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Carly LadenBroome Advertiser
Old Girls' Rebecca Boni leaps to block a pass to Djugun Flames' Paris Millar.
Camera IconOld Girls' Rebecca Boni leaps to block a pass to Djugun Flames' Paris Millar. Credit: Broome Advertiser, Carly Laden

After suffering a loss to their 2019 grand final opponents in round two, Old Girls have bounced back with a thrilling four-point victory against the Djugun Flames.

Both teams were keen to shut each other down as players leaped through the air in a bid to intercept the ball and it was clear the match would be a close one.

The Flames were shaken by an ankle injury to goal-shooter Jess Howard as the Old Girls managed to pull away to a 12-4 lead at quarter-time.

In the second quarter Lyeesha Mongoo showed plenty of strength blocking the ball in goal defence.

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As the Flames caught up with goals from Mandy Tomlinson and Paris Millar, Old Girls fought harder to hold on to their lead.

However, the Flames snatched the lead late to hold a one-goal advantage at half-time.

In the third quarter Flames began to take control, extending their lead until Old Girls’ Amy Quartermaine and Christie Milenkovic managed to bring the margin down to just two points at the final change.

The contest went down to the wire and Old Girls grabbed the lead then pulled away to win 34-30.

Elsewhere in division 1 Broome Bullets continued their undefeated streak with a 36-18 win over Cable Beach.

In division 2 Towns Red defeated Firebirds 25-14, Broome Bulls held off Broome Bullets 26-21, Djugun Flames beat Cable Beach 25-20 and Towns Blue defeated Cable Beach Red 25-14.

In division 3, Pindan Tigers edged out Broome Bulls 18-15, Cable Beach smashed Broome Bullets 43-26 and Djugun Flames beat Scrambled Legs 22-15.

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