Top of the table clash does not stay tight for long

THE top of the table clash in the NTFL Women’s between PINT and Waratah last weekend started off as many would have suspected, but after quarter time it was a very different story.

PINT put the foot down in the second and third term, dominating the territory battle while keeping their defence strong and not allowing the Tahs’ any realistic chances to score goals. The two quarters were what really set things up for the Queen Ants, as they ultimately ran away with a 45-point win.

To add to the Waratah’s problems, Lisa Roberts went down with an injury concern during the third quarter after coming off second best in a collision.

For the Queen Ants Amy Chittick was an absolute star, kicking three majors and being really influential across the ground. Steph Lawrence was also a real target for PINT down forward, booting two majors as did Zoe McWhinney, while Rhiarna Myatt finished with three majors of her own.

Meanwhile for the Tahs, Kierra Zerafa finished the day with two majors, while Mia Haas and Brittany Daly were among the best in what turned out to be a frustrating day at the office.

Meanwhile in other results:

  • St Mary’s earned itself a solid win over Darwin, defeating the Buffaloes by 22 points.

Despite going scoreless in the third term, it did not matter for St Mary’s as the Saints had built up enough of a lead in the first half. Kaitlyn Armstrong and Billie Byers both booted two majors for the Saints, while Sarah Perkins and Alessia Francese were among Darwin’s best.

  • In the closest match of the round, Palmerston fought back to earn a narrow five point win over Southern Districts.

After going scoreless in the opening term, the Magpies had drawn level with their opponents at three quarter time. A two goals to one final term ultimately sealed the win for the Magpies. Rhania Hewitt and Jessica Fatnowna both booted a pair of majors for their respective sides, while Chelsea Wright, Lily Harden, Tatyana Perry and Natasha Medbury were all among the best for their respective sides.

  • Wanderers had another tough day at the office, going down to Nightcliff Tigers by 76 points.

They were only two goals down at the first change, but things just got worse from there as Nightcliff piled on the pressure and kept the Wanderers scoreless all game.

Cassie McWilliam was the star upfront for the Tigers booting five majors, and was ably assisted by Alyssa Caruana and Megan Johnson, who both booted a pair of majors.

Meanwhile Lai-Yee Chow, Ivana Schober and Lexie Cagney tried hard for the Wanderers in a tough afternoon.

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