Two big wins for the GIANTS as Tigers men win a thriller
Strong performances from the Bathurst GIANTS and Cowra Blues headlined the Men’s results as we commemorated ANZAC Round. Meanwhile, the GIANTS and Panthers had opening round wins in the Women’s competition.
Bathurst Giants vs Bathurst Bushrangers:
Women’s fixture – Bathurst GIANTS 11.13.79 def Bathurst Bushrangers 1.1.7
After a 2018 Grand Final finish, the Bathurst GIANTS are off to a fast start in the 2019 Women’s competition. Led by Brooke Alexander with 3 goals, the GIANTS were too good for a Bushrangers outfit with many new faces.
Men’s fixture – Bathurst GIANTS 21.25.151 def Bathurst Bushrangers Outlaws 4.10.34
The Bathurst GIANTS secured their first victory in 2019 in commanding fashion over the Bushrangers Outlaws. Paul Jenkins and Aiden Macauley were the standouts in front of goal with 5 and 4 respectively and had too much firepower with 10 individual goalkickers.
Cowra Blues vs Parkes Panthers:
Women’s fixture – Cowra Blues 3.1.19 def by Parkes Panthers 9.8.62
Amy Roseby starred as the Parkes Panthers got off to a winning start in the Women’s competition. 5 goals from the forward made the difference as the Panthers led at every break coming out on top by 43 points. Cowra’s best players were Tess Roberts and Sarah Day
Men’s fixture – Cowra Blues 18.11.119 def Parkes Panthers 10.7.67
In what was a tight encounter for the first three quarters, Cowra Blues kicked away with the wind in the last quarter finishing as 52 point victors. Zac Brunton got the Blues off to a flyer with the opening three goals and finished with 5 for the match and Mark Dixon supported him well booting 4 majors of his own. At the other end of the ground, Aaron Halls was unstoppable, kicking 6 majors. Brent Tucker was named best for the Panthers whilst Joseph Waters and Chris Day were the Blues’ best.
Orange Tigers vs Bathurst Bushrangers:
Men’s fixture – Orange Tigers 10.7.67 def Bathurst Bushrangers Rebels 9.12.66
The top of the table clash promised a lot and delivered with the Tigers snatching a dramatic one-point victory. Although trailing at every break, the Tigers hit the front late helped by youngster Peter Byrne (4 goals) and Andrew Nelson (3). Tim Hunter and Matthew Archer kicked 3 apiece for the Rebels. Despite the loss, the Rebels remain in 2nd place on the ladder behind the unbeaten Tigers.
The Orange Tigers women and Dubbo Demons men’s sides had the BYE
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