THE top three teams in the AFL Central West women’s competition are flying away from the rest of their competitors, and Bathurst Giants are a part of that trio.
Giants kept hosts Panthers Panthers off the scoreboard for the opening three quarters in Saturday’s game, returning home with a 13-13-91 to 0-2-2 win.
Bathurst Bushrangers (32 points), Dubbo Demons and Giants (both 28 points) now hold a huge 16-point break over nearest rivals Orange Tigers.
Giants coach Liz Kennedy said it was encouraging to see her side linking up well when bringing the ball forward in Saturday’s win.
“They really played as a team,” she said.
“It was a bit individualised over the first couple of weeks when they were getting to know the game but against Parkes they really used each other more than they had in any other game and that was really good to see.”
Danita Lane bagged five goals for the Giants to match her effort against the Cowra Blues last month.
Giants weren’t at 100 per cent efficiency in front of goal but they still blew out to a 49-0 lead at the major break.
The visitors kept the foot down over the next quarter to kick five goals.
“We tried a few different things in the game. They did what they had to do in the first quarter then after that we tried a few different things,” Kennedy said.
“We took a team of 17 over there, which is a good travelling number, and they only had 11 so we lent them a few players. As long as girls are playing footy then that’s all that matters.”
Giants play host to the Blues next week.
They did what they had to do in the first quarter then after that we tried a few different things.Liz Kennedy