Saints get first win on the board

Sawtell/Toormina's players were all smiles after recording the Saints' first win of the season. Photo: Green Shoots Marketing

THE big result of the weekend was no doubt Sawtell/Toormina’s women winning their first game of the season.

Playing against Grafton who went into the match also not winning a game, the stakes were high at Richardson Park.

The Saints controlled the majority of field position against a below strength opponent and won each of the first three quarters to set up the win.

Sawtell/Toormina coach Bec Minichilli said securing that first win was a joyous occasion.

“It was total elation when they won because it was just what they’ve been looking for,” Minichilli said.

“I think we needed to keep the motivation up going forward and it’s on and up I reckon.”

SAWTELL/TOORMINA 1.1 2.4 4.6 4.6 (30)
GRAFTON 0.1 0.1 1.3 1.3 (9)
Goals – Saw: A.Lane, F.Lane, N.Schultz, M.O’Dwyer. Graf: L.Doyle.

Northern Beaches ensured it’s still in a favoured position to gain the coveted double chance come finals time with a strong win over Port Macquarie.

Four unanswered goals in the second term set up the 41-point win for the Blues.

NORTHERN BEACHES 1.1 5.5 5.8 6.12 (48)
PORT MACQUARIE 1.0 1.1 1.1 1.1 (7)
Goals – NB: J. Midavaine 2, A. Cross 2, A. Miller, B. Schofield. Port: F.Bagley.

Lily Doyle kicked Grafton’s only goal on Saturday. Photo: Green Shoots Marketing

WOMEN’S LADDER

P W D L WIN % FOR AGST %
Coffs Breakers 5 5 0 0 100 302 47 642.55
Northern Beaches 4 3 0 1 75.00 164 99 165.66
Lismore Swans 5 3 0 2 60.00 196 117 167.52
Port Macquarie 5 2 0 3 40.00 90 153 58.82
Sawtell/Toormina 4 1 0 3 25.00 55 154 35.71
Grafton 5 0 0 5 0.00 43 281 15.30

Photo: Green Shoots Marketing

ROUND 8 FIXTURE

CASINO LIONS vs LISMORE SWANS at Queen Elizabeth Park, Casino
(2.50pm – Seniors)
SAWTELL/TOORMINA vs COFFS BREAKERS at Richardson Park, Sawtell
(10am – Under-17s; 11.50am – Women; 1.20pm – Reserves; 2.50pm – Seniors)
PORT MACQUARIE vs NAMBUCCA VALLEY at Wayne Richards Park, Port Macquarie
(2.50pm – Seniors)
NORTHERN BEACHES vs GRAFTON at Centennial Oval, Woolgoolga
(11.50am – Women; 1.20pm – Reserves; 2.50pm – Seniors)
Grafton’s under-17s playing against Inverell Saints at Ellem Oval at 10am.

Sawtell/Toormina celebrate a goal kicked in the second quarter against Grafton. Photo: Green Shoots Marketing