Tucabia Opals’ Gemma Bancroft fires a pass away against the Smyths.
Tucabia Opals’ Gemma Bancroft fires a pass away against the Smyths. Brenden Ray

DEX dominant over City 17s

WITH the last round of competition upon us some of the matches on Saturday were vital to finalising minor premiers and the final four to meet in the semi-finals next week.

A-grade games had City DEX take on City 17s. DEX completely dominated the game and came away winners 38-10.

In the second A-grade game City Smyths took on Tucabia Opals.

With Smyths missing Leah, Heidi and Kelly, Tucabia started impressively with controlled play.

The defensive effort by Briony Edgar kept Smyths in touch during the first quarter.

The goal circle movement and feeding let Smyths down and Opals took the quarter 9-3.

Risky passes by Tucabia worked to their advantage and saw them score 10 unanswered goals in the second which gave Tucabia a 19-3 lead into the half time break.

The rearranging of players had Smyths move Candice and Lauren to the shooting positions and this paid immediate dividends for Smyths with the extra movement and two quick goals.

This was soon overcome by Tucabia who played a calculated game and took their lead out to 24-5.

The two substitutes for Smyths, Zoe Martin and Mariah Evans, were undaunted by A-grade and it was great to see these young players take up the advantage of having a run at this level.

Jay Stoker for Opals created unlimited turnovers leading to successful goals for her team. The game fizzled out in the last quarter and had Tucabia Opals come away with the win 24-7.

Minor premiers for A-grade are City Smyths and they will play DEX in the major semi with Tucabia Opals and City 17s in the minor semi-final.



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