Southport travelled to Brisbane on Saturday to take on the Aspley Hornets at Graham Road in Round 10 of the QAFLW.
In the Seniors, the Sharks defeated the Hornets by 11 points.
It was the most the undefeated Sharks have been challenged this year, but they did enough to win 5.8 (38) to 4.3 (27).
The last quarter was very tense as the Hornets were able to cut the ten-point three quarter time margin to five points, eight minutes into the last quarter.
The Sharks steadied though a few minutes later with a Rianna Schipp goal from 50 metres out, which ended up being the last goal of the game.
After the game, Southport Coach Peter Doherty said, “It was a very pleasing win, and it gets you excited for finals footy because that was a finals-like game.”
“Aspley is a very good football team, and I am very proud of the girls that they were able to withstand the pressure they put us under.”
This week, the Seniors play Bond University at Fankhauser Reserve on Saturday at 3pm.
ASPLEY HORNETS 2.0 2.2 3.2 4.3 (27)SOUTHPORT SHARKS 2.2 4.5 4.6 5.8 (38)
Goal Kickers: Hannah Davies 2, Tayla Gregory, Carly Remmos, Rianna Schipp
Best Players: Carly Remmos, Darcie Davies, Kristi Harvey, Madeleine Watt, Rianna Schipp, Hannah Davies
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In the Reserves, the Hornets won by 26 points.
The top-of-the-table Hornets were too good winning 4.10 (34) to 1.2 (8).
Southport Coach Mal Smith said, “The Hornets are a quality outfit and they outplayed us on the weekend.”
“Their spread from the contest was really good and unfortunately we couldn’t match it with them.”
Victoria Winstanley, Avalon Pearce and Ella Williams played well in the middle, and Danielle Smith was good forward.
This week, the Reserves’ play Bond University at Fankhauser Reserve on Saturday at 5pm.
ASPLEY HORNETS 1.2 2.5 2.6 4.10 (34)SOUTHPORT SHARKS 0.0 0.1 1.2 1.2 (8)
Goal Kickers: Danielle Smith
Best Players: Victoria Winstanley, Danielle Smith, Avalon Pearce, Ella Williams, Matisse Hunter, Victoria Winstanley, Paris Couzijn
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