Outlaws keep hopes alive, GIANTS women kick clear
The Bathurst GIANTS have moved an extra game clear following their win against Parkes and the Tigers loss to the Bushrangers. In the men’s competition, the GIANTS and Rebels played out a close match and Dubbo were too strong for Cowra.
Round 9 Senior Women’s Competition:
Bathurst Bushrangers 8.8-56 def Orange Tigers 1.2-8
The Bushrangers were celebrating their 2009 premierships and the ladies’ team kicked them off in style with a convincing victory. The Bushrangers first quarter set up the match, scoring a commanding 4.5.29 to a solitary Tigers behind. Causing a major upset, the Bushrangers finished 48-point victors, and have thrown the battle for second place wide open. For the hosts, Amelia Wright (3) and Sonia Lang (2) kicked multiple goals whilst Charis McKerrell kicked the Tigers major.
Bathurst GIANTS 9.10-64 def Parkes Panthers 1.1-7
Another fantastic performance for the GIANTS women extended their lead at the top of the ladder defeating the Panthers by 57 points. The GIANTS should come away pleased with result especially considering the challenging conditions. For Parkes, Korine Coleman kicked their goal, whilst the GIANTS were led by multiple goal-scorers Elise Gullifer, Danita Lane, and Sophie Dixon (2 apiece). With a game-and-a-half gap to the second-place Tigers, back-to-back matches between the Tigers and Giants will determine the minor premiership.
BYE: Cowra Blues
Round 11 Senior Men’s Competition
Dubbo Demons 17.25-127 def Cowra Blues 0.3-3
A tough day in Dubbo greeted the Navy Blues who suffered their 9th loss of the 2019 campaign. For Dubbo, the result was another victory on home soil in a season which continues to promise plenty. It was an important result for Dubbo, who remain in fourth place joining the GIANTS and Outlaws on five wins. Additionally, their Round 12 match-up against the Outlaws will play a huge part in which of the two sides will play finals football this season. Tom Budd (5), Joshua Anasis (3), Thomas Prentice and Joseph Hedger (2) kicked multiple goals for the hosts.
Bathurst Bushrangers Rebels 6.7-43 def Bathurst GIANTS 4.10-34
The conditions in Bathurst affected the standard of football in this one, however with that being said, the game was a thriller. Having trailed at every change, the Rebels found an extra gear and some strong contested marks to kick ahead and finish 9-point winners. Timothy Hunter (2 goals) starred for the hosts leading from the front as his side pushed for victory. The GIANTS remain in third and can take some positives out of the result. They had more scoring shots than the Rebels and led for a considerable amount of the match.
Bathurst Bushrangers Outlaws 12.18-90 def Parkes Panthers 7.4-46
Inaccurate kicking kept this one close with Alex Sparks (4), Brandon Eggleton and Scott Jablonkis (3) doing the damage for the Outlaws. In a must-win clash, the Outlaws got off to a quick start to lead by 21-points at the first break. From there, the side were never headed however a 3.6 second-term and a 1.6 final-term would be concerning. Unfortunately for the Panthers, the result spells the end of their season and with three games remaining are unable to make finals. With two home games remaining, these will be their best chance for a positive result heading into the off-season.
BYE: Orange Tigers
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