Tigers win seals deal as contenders

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Derby Tigers' Serena Francis tries to fend off Bombers' Gordean Winton.
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Derby Tigers have begun making a claim as a top contender as the WKFL Women’s season begins approaching its midway point, with a comeback victory over Peninsula Bombers.

In the low-scoring affair, the Tigers were quick to kick the opening goal, thanks to Keryn Ross.

However, the Bombers were just as quick to gain the early lead with goals from Shav-Vani Watson and Sienna Carstairs.

After a number of behinds, the Bombers held on to lead 2.1 (13) to 1.2 (8) at quarter-time. In the second term, the contest entered a stalemate.

The Bombers extended their lead to seven points by half-time.

Stacey Bedford and Claudia Berson kicked a goal each to allow the Tigers to take the lead and hold a six-point advantage.

The Tigers continued their roaring form during the final term with a goal from Shae Khan sealing the win. The Derby Tigers went on to celebrate their comeback win 4.4 (28) to 2.3 (15).

Elsewhere, the Broome Bulls pulled off a huge upset win over reigning premiers Cable Beach Greenbacks 3.3 (21) to 0.5 (5).

Strong defence from the Bulls saw the Greenbacks kept goalless for the match’s entirety, while Bulls’ Mili Ledgerwood, Geraiyah Wiggan and Jess Healy gave their team the lead early on in the match with a goal each.

Meanwhile, Looma Lady Eagles showed plenty of dominance on home turf when they broke the Saints’ undefeated streak 7.7 (49) to 1.1 (7).

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