Tigers lift with big victory as finals loom

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With the WKFL women’s finals just a few weeks away, the Derby Tigers have continued making their claim for a spot after securing a comfortable victory over the Bidyadanga Emus.

From the outset, it was a tight contest, with both teams putting on the pressure early, although the Tigers would work up the early lead with goals from Brooke Adam and Keryn Ross and a behind while the Emus were kept scoreless.

The even midfield contest continued into the second quarter as Emus looked to make an early comeback and the Tigers strived to extend their lead.

However, the Emus struggled to convert, kept scoreless one again while Tigers’ Tanalia Kitching booted a major in the midst of two behinds to extend the margin to 21 points at half-time. Following the main break, it seemed the windy conditions began affecting play as kicking accuracy became an issue.

The Tigers extended their lead further with a goal from Ross, and continued shutting down the Emus wherever they could to lead 4.3 (27) to 0.0 (0) at the final change.

In the final quarter, the Emus ran out of steam as they struggled to keep up with the Tigers.

Caitlin Fuller and Adam extended the margin even further for the Tigers, booting three majors between them to seal the win, 7.4 (46) to 0.0 (0).

Elsewhere, table toppers Cable Beach Greenbacks come out on top, 6.4 (40) to 4.3 (27), over Saints, and the Broome Bulls and Peninsula Bombers drew at 2.2 (14) apiece.

The Saints take on the Tigers tomorrow at Father McMahon Oval and on Saturday, Emus will go up against the Greenbacks at Bidyadanga while the Bulls will square off with Looma Lady Eagles at Haynes Oval. Peninsula Bombers will have the weekly bye.

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