ST Pat’s are fresh off a huge Group 10 ladies league tag win last round and will be eager take that momentum into their derby against Bathurst Panthers at Carrington Park on Friday.
Pat’s crushed the Mudgee Dragons 58-0 last week but are sure to face a much tougher time against fellow two-time premiers Panthers.
With their 34-6 win over Orange CYMS in round one, Saints coach Mick Armstrong said his side have made a superb start to a new year.
“It was a pretty good performance last week. It was great to see them score so many times and play that well early in the season. Mudgee are a young side and we’ve got a bit of experience,” he said.
“Against Panthers it’s always a good game. Since the competition has started we’ve been the most successful sides.
“It’s always a tough match and one the girls look forward to.
“The core of our team from last year is still together, and we’ve picked up a couple of new players as well.”
Elise Woods was unstoppable for Pat’s in the win over the Dragons.
Woods picked up four tries while Jakiya Whitfield and Karah Armstrong both picked up two each.
Mish Somers had a great day with the boot to hit home nine conversions.
Panthers will come into the game off a tight contest with Orange CYMS which resulted in an 8-0 win, and prior to that accounted easily for Lithgow Workies to the tune of 36-0.
St Pat’s took out the previous Bathurst derby back in September’s major semi-final.