Dural Warriors maintained the rage with a third straight win to start the 2016 Women’s Puma F-League beating last year’s premiers 5-blot, while South Brisbane went 11 Queensland games unbeaten with a 3-2 thriller against North Canberra as Galaxy held Untouchables at bay 6-4 and Boomerangs stunned East Coast 2-1.
Dural Warriors 5 (Dominique Caridad, Tara Pender, Rachel Perrins, Tess Olsen, Samantha Nagy) East Coast Heat 0
South Brisbane 3 (Nicola Eagle, Mel Weckert 2) North Canberra Untouchables 2 (Alice Churchill, Erika Pennyfield)
Galaxy FC 6 (Gabrielle Marzano, Georgie Bridges 2, Jo Burgess 2, Jodie Bain) North Canberra 4 (Ashleigh Palombi 2, Rebecca Kiting, Brittany Palombi)
East Coast (Matos) 1 Boomerangs 2 (Martens, Gurney)
Boomerangs nip Heat
Boomerangs stood tall in a 2-1 defeat of East Coast Heat at Valentine Sports Park on Saturday evening.
It was Boomerangs’ first win over East Coast in three tries and consigned Heat – last year’s premiers – to a fourth NSW fixture without success.
A second Boomerangs win in their last three outings will also do plenty of good for the team’s spirit following a dismal nine-game winless run marred their 2015 intentions.
South Brisbane down North Canberra
South Brisbane edged an impressive North Canberra Untouchables 3-2 in a terrific contest at Eagles Sports Complex on Saturday morning.
It was a ripper of a start for the home team when Nicola Eagle touched in just 30 seconds after kick-off to gift South Brisbane a 1-0 lead, but the joy lasted just 10 minutes when Alice Churchill levelled for North Canberra and moments later a super Erika Pennyfield goal from a well-worked set-play lifted the visitors 2-1 in front.
But South Brisbane responded in fine fashion with Mel Weckert’s cracking 18th-minute drive sending the sides to the dressing sheds locked at two-apiece.
The Queenslanders started the second term strong and got their reward when Weckert added another for South Brisbane to push their noses in front a second time, yet they kept North Canberra in the game with a string of near-misses to put the matter to bed, holding on for a 3-2 win.
The result strengthened South Brisbane’s fortitude border control with an eighth win and three draws since their opening (and only) loss at home a dozen games ago.
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This week’s games
The action continues this Saturday when Boomerangs play Vic Vipers at Victoria Futsal Centre (12pm) before travelling cross-town to face Bayside Pirates at the Caroline Springs Leisure Centre (7pm), while in Sydney South Brisbane meet East Coast Heat on Saturday evening (6pm) and Dural Warriors on Sunday morning (9am) both games at Valentine Sports Park.