Coast girls chasing District Sides glory
After three high tempo rounds, just three teams remain undefeated in the women’s District Sides Championships. Bowling big guns Gold Coast-Tweed and Sunshine Coast are leading the field after Round 3 of the 2014 Women’s District Sides Championships.
But while the dominance of coast sides won’t surprise anyone, the emergence of Wide Bay/Gympie as a real contender for the title might.
The Wide Bay girls kicked off their campaign with a shock 61-35 drubbing of Brisbane North, and they haven’t looked back, despatching an impressive Downs side, 43-38, before ending Central Qld’s unbeaten run in Round 3, 49-33.
The side’s real test will come tomorrow, when they take on Section B heavyweights Sunshine Coast in Round 5, but as it stands they’re well placed to give the Sunny Coast girls a real run for their money.
It was a good first day on the greens for Sunshine Coast today, with the reigning champs taking down North Qld, 56-37, Bundaberg 55-50 and Condamine 72-32, to top the section heading into day two.
The only other undefeated team in the comp is Gold-Coast Tweed, who currently lead the field in Section A.
The three-time champions (and last year’s runner-up) swept aside all before them on Day 1, Caboolture 64-37, Port Curtis 56-18 and Maranoa/Warrego 105-18.
Brisbane, Burnett, Cunningham, Mackay and Tropical Far North aren’t far off the pace however, all with two wins apiece in Section A, while Central Qld, Gateway, Brisbane North and Bundaberg are 2 from 3 in Section B.
With just two teams from each section going through to Division 1 finals, it will be a real dogfight tomorrow as sides begin to feel the heat.
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