Red end to stirring win

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Cable Beach Greenbacks' Leanne Gubbins puts boot to ball.
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The Cable Beach Greenbacks have continued their charge to the WKFL Women’s finals with a third consecutive victory.

They took on the Derby Tigers at Haynes Oval on Saturday and got off to great start with quick goals from Sanchez Augustine, Lani Pigram and Rebecca Boni before the Tigers restricted them to behinds for the rest of the opening term.

The Tigers, however, were scoreless at quarter time.

Pigram and Mandy McSherry kicked majors to extend the Greenbacks’ lead and a late goal from Stacey Bedford saw the Tigers trail by 28 points at half-time.

Although Melissa Brinker booted a major to add to the Tigers’ tally, Pigram and Boni extended the reigning premiers’ lead which saw them go into the final change 7.7 (49) to 2.1 (15).

Another Pigram goal sealed victory for the Greenbacks before the quarter came to an abrupt end when Tiani Lockyer was given a red card for a rough tackle on Cable Beach’s Katelyn Parriman.

The Greenbacks took out the match 8.10 (58) to 2.2 (14).

Pigram, Pepita Wilson, Kirra Watson, Reikisha Skeen and Skye Bishop were named the Greenbacks’ best while Sophie Benson, Bedford, Brinker, Tanalia Kitching and Zyian Riley stood out for the Tigers.

Elsewhere, Saints are top after their 7.16 (58) to 1.1 (7) victory over Bidyadanga Emus while the match-up between Looma Lady Eagles and Peninsula Bombers was postponed due to special circumstances.

Round 12 will see Broome Bulls and Cable Beach Greenbacks square off, Derby Tigers play Peninsula Bombers on home turf, Looma Lady Eagles take on Saints while Bidyadanga Emus have the week off.

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