Queensland women bring the pain
Maroons take their frustration at Tasmania defeat out on an shell-shocked Northern Territory side. Northern Territory felt the wrath of Queensland’s women this afternoon, with the Maroons showing no mercy as they put NT to the sword 85-45 at South Burnie Bowls Club.
Most merciless of all was Pam Rowe’s outfit of Natasha Jones, Christina Pavlov and Roseanne Lovelock, who battered the Territory’s Robyn Mitchell into submission, 40-9.
Fresh from their loss to Tasmania, Rowe’s girls were out for blood and they pushed hard to the last bowl, despite being 30 shots clear.
Lynsey Clarke ensured there was no way back for NT, guiding her team of Kristy Thatcher, Bolivia Millerick and Charlie Harkness to their second double-digit win of the comp, a 27-12 victory over Sharon Warfe.
Unfortunately, Louise Witton’s side of Samantha Wilson, Yvonne Lovelock and Tracey Foster suffered their second loss of the championships, going down to Letitia Baldwin, 18-24, but the win did NT little good, with the score line already well beyond them.
“The girls were great this afternoon,” state coach Bill Cornehls said.
“They were obviously a bit annoyed at losing on the last end to Tassie this morning and they came out firing against NT.
“Now that they’ve got a win on the board we’ll be looking to kick on and put in another big performance against Victoria.
Queensland’s women are currently running third in the competition, but Cornehls is confident they can rise further up the ladder.
“The girls were very unlucky this morning, we could very easily be in second place right now.
“But it’s early days. A win over Victoria tomorrow will put a whole different complexion on things and I think our girls have the goods to do it.”
West Australia is currently second on the ladder, following their Round 2 win over SA, 65-52.NSW beat ACT 94-56 to move into fourth, while Victoria top the ladder following their 68-45 win over sixth place Tasmania.
Round 3 action kicks off at South Burnie Bowls Club at 9am tomorrow.