Greenbacks put on a clinic to demolish Tigers

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Raquell Bin Rashid kicks the ball into Cable Beach's forward 50.
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If the Cable Beach Greenbacks were not a red-hot favourite to take out this year’s premiership before round 11 of the WKFL, they certainly are now.

The side thrashed the Derby Tigers by 140 points on Saturday in a surprisingly one-sided bloodbath at Haynes Oval.

Greenbacks dominated from the bounce, with Matthew Kennelly and Keifer Yu each scoring a couple of goals within the first 10 minutes.

AJ Kitching and Kieron Giltrow managed to goals in the first term for Derby but the side took a big blow when Reece Coppin was carried off halfway through the quarter.

Raquel Bin Rashid kicked a goal on the run for Beach to end the term and his side kept the momentum going in the second quarter with Yu, Kennelly, Benjamin Gasior and Sonny Dann booting majors.

Benjamin Gasior takes a mark for the Greenbacks.
Camera IconBenjamin Gasior takes a mark for the Greenbacks. Credit: Jakeb Waddell.

The onslaught continued in the second half, with Cable kicking seven consecutive goals before Greagan Maher finally broke the streak for the Tigers.

Fog completely engulfed the oval in the fourth quarter, but it did not stop Ben De Meo from bagging a couple, while Gasior, Yu, Kennelly and Severo Corpus added to their tallies.

Leon Jorda kicked the only goal in a very quiet final term for the Tigers.

AJ Kitching had an impressive showing for the Derby Tigers.
Camera IconAJ Kitching had an impressive showing for the Derby Tigers. Credit: Jakeb Waddell.

The loss has caused the Derby side to slip outside the top four on the ladder but they have a chance to recover when the take on the Peninsula Bombers at home on Saturday.

Cable Beach will play Broome Bulls tonight.

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