Breakers add Senior Minor Premiership to Women’s
Coffs Harbour Breakers’ local derby victory over Sawtell Toormina Saints saw them wrap up the Minor Premiership in the Senior Grade to sit alongside the Women’s Minor Premiership the club claimed last week.
In terms of both possession and ball movement, the match was far more even than the scoreline indicates. The key difference in the match was the Breakers ability to find targets in the forward 50m arc and to convert those chances.
The evenness of the contest was epitomised in the first quarter where there was less than a goal the margin at the time of the first break. However Breakers were able to take the upper hand in the second term when they kicked four goals against the Saints none. Sawtell battled back well in the third term but were unable to close the margin and Breakers eased away again in the last to record a hard earned ten goal win.
Shaydan Close and Liam Page each kicked three goals for Breakers, Ben Gibbeson and Nick Stanlan-Velt added two goal apiece on a day when Jacob Sincock and Tyrone Jones celebrated 50 Senior matches for the club.
Sawtell’s scoring was led by Alec Baldwin with three goals. Felix Dunn and Jim Schreenan were Sawtell’s only other goal kickers with one goal each to really highlight the difference between the two teams in attack.
Coffs Harbour Breakers 13.16 (94) defeated Sawtell Toormina Saints 5.3 (33)
Port Macquarie Magpies ensured that the Grafton Tigers long trip home was as long as possible by recording a routine victory over the struggling Tigers.
Down on troops and playing the second placed team the Tigers knew they were in for a long day. Port showed them no mercy, kicking 13 goals in the opening term to flex their muscles and set the tone for the day. Port continued the blitz in the second and third terms, only slowing slightly in the last quarter, which is when the Tigers registered their sole goal of the game.
Kaleb Crowhurst was chief destroyer for Port with ten goals, whilst Tom Marmo also helped himself to eight. Jesse Schmidt added four, Fraser Carroll three, and Dylan Beasley two to round out the majority of the scoring for the Magpies.
Port Macquarie Magpies 34.21 (225) defeated Grafton Tigers 1.2 (8)
A report on the Women’s competition will appear online on Wednesday (14 August).
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