Easy win for Greenbacks
A WKFL premiership contender put on an absolute master class at Father McMahon Oval on Friday night, booting 22 goals to build momentum towards finals.
The Cable Beach Greenbacks sit second on the ladder, but loom as potential favourites with finals just one week away.
They kept the in-form Saints to just two goals in their round 13 clash over the weekend and toppled over them by a score of 22.9 (141) to 2.5 (17).
Ruckman Ben De Meo was a stand-out for Beach, with Alphonse Cox and Keifer Yu also impressive in the midfield throughout the game.
League leading goal kicker Sonny Dann booted three goals in the first quarter alone, with Yu and Severo Corpus also bagging one each.
Saints’ defence was far better in the second term, but Brandon Walker still put two through, while Dann nailed another and Sam Fong got one on the board.
The Greenbacks recorded another five goals in the third quarter, two coming from Yu.
But it was Ben Gasior’s goal-kicking frenzy in the final term that really widened the margin.
The forward put four goals to his name in the last quarter, with Dion Parriman, Jarras Sailor, Fong and Cox all sneaking in late goals.
It could be argued that the game was far closer than the scoreboard showed, with a number of Saints players having solid games.
Michael Pigram, Johann Jack and Ronald Barnes were all key contributors on Friday night, with Angus Boult-Lyne kicking two goals for the side.
It may take a enormous amount of luck, but finals is not completely out of the picture for the Saints, who will take on the Derby Tigers tonight to keep their chances alive.
Cable Beach will have their work cut out for them against ladder leaders Bidyadanga Emus at the remote community tomorrow.
A win would boost the side to the top of the ladder.
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