Saints edge Cable

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Saints' Shona Haynes and Greenbacks' Sanchez Augustine fight for the ball while Katherine Simson attempts a tackle.
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Saints have redeemed themselves from a round five shellacking and took back the top spot on the WKFL women’s ladder after defeating Cable Beach Greenbacks.

From the outset, it seemed both teams were determined to avenge their round five losses by shutting down their opposition.

Despite the scrappy contest, Saints kicked four behinds and kept Cable Beach scoreless to lead by four points at the first break.

In the second quarter the Greenbacks fought back through a goal from Julieka Stewart.

Although the Saints rallied late, the Greenbacks went into the main break leading 1.3 (9) to 0.4 (4).

In the third quarter, the Greenbacks were shut down by Saints’ Annika Lawrence and Sophira Buaneye, who kicked a goal each to take back the lead.

The contest soon entered into an aggressive stalemate as the match reached three-quarter-time.

Although the Greenbacks tried hard during the final term, a goal from the consistent Shona Haynes sealed the win for Saints 3.6 (24) to 1.4 (10).

Elsewhere, Derby Tigers managed a third successive win after dispatching the Bidyadanga Emus 15.9 (99) to 1.1 (7).

The match-up between Broome Bulls and Peninsula Bombers was postponed due to special circumstances.

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