Central Midlands Coastal strugglers put to the sword as Cervantes secure minor premiership

Jake Santa MariaGeraldton Guardian
Scott Worthington kicked 10 goals to sink the Pirates.
Camera IconScott Worthington kicked 10 goals to sink the Pirates. Credit: Facebook

Saturday was not the day for those hoping for a contest as the top teams of the Central Midlands Coastal Football League showed the gulf in class to their bottom-table counterparts.

Cervantes had to mount back-to-back final quarter comebacks in the two rounds before the country week bye but they were allowed to stretch their legs in Moora as they thrashed the Mavericks 26.17 (173) at 3.5 (23).

The two teams from last year’s grand final could not be further apart this season as the Tiger Sharks kicked all 12 goals in the first half with the Mavericks held to only five behinds in the first half.

Jacob Green who has played a supporting role to Isaac Devitt-Boyd and James Venturini this season took centre stage with six goals as Maverick Hamilton and Devitt-Boyd finished with four each.

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Mavericks did score their first in the third but the Tiger Sharks piled on 7.7 to blow past the 100-point mark in the third quarter on their way to the highest score of the season.

The big win sees the Tiger Sharks secure the minor premiership with three rounds to go as their focus turns to a second straight flag and 21st in 31 years.

Jurien Bay had their biggest win of the season against Lancelin Ledge Point 21.14 (140) to 6.8 (44).

The Pirates were sunk by a bombardment from former Subiaco player Scott Worthington, who for the second time this season kicked 10 goals.

He was joined by former Subiaco Wayde Twomey who kicked four goals and was among the best on ground as the Pirates trailed by 48 points at halftime with only inaccuracy saving them from a 100-point drubbing.

The netball contests were somewhat closer but Jurien Bay kept their unbeaten season going with a 47-26 victory over Lancelin while Cervantes kept Moora winless 35-27.

Moora did pick up a win in the hockey 4-0 against Cervantes with two goals to Sophie Galbraith and one to Shenae Jones and Brittney Chester to go top of the ladder.

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