The fourth-placed Orange Tigerettes secured a vital Central West AFL win over Cowra on Saturday, the gigantic, 102-point victory extending their buffer from the fifth-placed Blues to eight points.
With only four games left before the finals the margin is a crucial one, and gives the Tigerettes a bit more room to move in the last month of the regular season.
Saturday’s victory at Waratahs Sportsground, a 15.19.109 – 1.1.7 win, was inspired by four-goal efforts from Amy Symons and Jen Whiley, while Bec Ford kicked three majors and Dael Bingham slotted two as well.
Nita Noble and Erin Naden helped themselves to the Tigerettes’ other goals.
The round 11 clash was essentially over at the first break too, the Tigerettes shot out to a 39-point lead by the end of the first quarter and extended that to 51 by the main break.
They did that despite the Blues kicking their only seven points of the game in the second quarter, before a seven-goals-to-none second-half effort blew the margin out to 102 points.
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Of course, it wasn’t through lack of efforts from the Blues.
All season the trying side has busted its gut against classier outfits, never giving up and at the very least enjoying their football.
- ORANGE TIGERETTES 15.19.109 (Amy Symons 4, Jen Whiley 4, Bec Ford 3, Dael Bingham 2, Nita Noble, Erin Naden goals) def COWRA BLUES 1.1.7 (Philippa Childs goal)