Navy Roos extend QWAFL lead

Coorparoo extended its lead on top of the QWAFL ladder, with a comfortable win over Coolangatta.

A seven-goal first term to the Navy Roos proved the difference in the 13.5 (83) – 3.7 (25) win, that kept Coorparoo a game clear in first spot.

Coorparoo coach, Damien Richards, said the game was a hard fought affair.

“Coolangatta stepped it up from quarter time and they really challenged us,”he said.

“They did not give up all day.”

Coorparoo’s Sally Young was impressive with a three-goal haul playing in the midfield, while Emma Gibson thrived in a new role at centre half-forward.

Coolangatta youngster, Zoe Lattanzi, was the Bluebirds’ standout in the game, along with captain, Leah Kaslar.

With both teams collecting 27 Inside 50s, it was the Navy Roos’ ability to stand strong in their back lien and convert in attack that proved the key in the match.

Griffith Moorooka pulled themselves off the bottom of the ladder, with a 6.8 (44) – 1.6 (12) win over UQ.

Keeping the red Lionesses goalless for the first half, Griffith Moorooka had a handy buffer at the major break and it was too much for UQ to claw back.

Reds coach, Vanessa Spiller said her side’s pressure was the difference.

“We dominated the field position and didn’t give UQ any room to move.”

Laura Cahill was the best for the Reds in the win, while Jenna Van Dyk kicked three goals.

UQ’s Millie Read was impressive in the back line, continuing to prove her versatility each week, while Marnie McGorm kicked her side’s only goal.

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