Road trips end in victories for Bushrangers and Tigers
The Tigers and Bushrangers hit the road for Round 4 and drove home victorious in both fixtures. Meanwhile, in a closely fought encounter, Bathurst GIANTS fell just short of making it wins for all away teams in Dubbo.
Parkes Panthers vs Bathurst Bushrangers, NorthParkes Oval:
Women’s – Parkes Panthers 1.5.11 def by Bathurst Bushrangers 10.5.65
The Bushrangers started strong, and continued that momentum throughout the match accounting for the developing Panthers. Sonia Lang brought her kicking boots, finishing with 4 majors, whilst Bethanie Durham and Donalee Delahunty starred through the midfield. For Parkes, Korrine Coleman was the standout.
Men’s – Parkes Panthers 2.9.21 def by Bathurst Bushrangers Outlaws 14.13.97
The Outlaws poor result last week was in all the papers and a fast start ensured another defeat wasn’t on the cards. Keeping Parkes goalless to half-time helped as the Outlaws took an 11 goal lead into the main break. Alex Sparks (4 goals) was a strong presence up forward in addition to Bill Watterson (3) who caused trouble for the Panthers midfield all game. Inaccuracy hurt the Panthers chances of a comeback with Shaun Zyhalak and Nicholas Baird the goalscorers.
Cowra Blues vs Orange Tigers, Mulyan Oval:
Women’s – Cowra Blues 0.3.3 def by Orange Tigers 15.17.107
The Tigers joined their male clubmates on top of the ladder after a 104 point defeat of the Blues. For the Tigers, Erin Naden and Hayley Rothnie led the charge and were named in the best. Alongside these two, Jemma Neuman (4), Emma Clark (4) and Hailey Spirit-Jones (3) were too hard to contain in the forward line. Although a substantial margin, the Blues will look towards next week’s rematch with Parkes for their first win of the year.
Men’s – Cowra Blues 2.3.15 def by Orange Tigers 15.21.111
Cowra, like they have been early this season were competitive for the first half, but as fatigue set in, the Tigers capitalised and blew the scoreline away in the second half. Leading by only 21 points at the main break due to inaccuracy in front of goal, the Tigers found their range booting 11 goals to 0 after that time. Marc Hyland and Chris Day were among those better for Cowra whilst for the Tigers, it was Tyson Hannus leading the way with 4 goals.
Dubbo Demons vs Bathurst GIANTS, South Dubbo Oval:
Men’s – Dubbo Demons 11.9.75 def Bathurst Giants 9.12.66
Although the Demons led at every break, this was a game that could have went either way. The GIANTS had their chances late to steal the match however Dubbo’s defence stood tall finishing up 9 point winners. For the home side, Joseph Hedger kicked 3 goals whilst GIANTS midfielder Paul Jenkins booted a game-high 4. Importantly, the win sees the Demons leapfrog the GIANTS into third and sets up their season four rounds in.
Women’s – Bathurst GIANTS
Men’s Bathurst Bushrangers Rebels
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