Saints grind out win

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Saints with their NAIDOC trophy after defeating Peninsula Bombers.
Camera IconSaints with their NAIDOC trophy after defeating Peninsula Bombers. Credit: Carly Laden

A late comeback scare from the Peninsula Bombers was not enough to take down the formidable Saints in the WKFL Women’s annual NAIDOC match.

It was a very even contest to begin with both teams looking to work up an early lead from the outset.

However, Saint’s Helen Ockerby kicked the opening goal. The Bombers were kept to just one behind at quarter-time, trailing by 17 points.

Saints extended their lead in the second term and Bombers trailed 3.7 (25) to 1.3 (9) at half-time.

After the main break, the Bombers kicked themselves into gear. Although Saints Nikita Taylor and Sharee Dolby extended their team’s lead, Bombers’ Reshinta Bradshaw scored late to bring the margin to 21 points at the final change.

Bombers fought hard with two successive goals from Johnisha Kilbily and Nathalia Thomas bringing the Bombers to within nine points but the Saints held on to win 5.10 (40) to 4.7 (31) and claim the NAIDOC trophy.

Elsewhere, Derby Tigers came from behind to defeat the Broome Bulls 4.2 (26) to 1.7 (13), while the Looma Lady Eagles and Bidyadanga Emus game was a forfeit.

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