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Hedland Blazers through to preliminary final of North Pilbara Football League women’s competition

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Hedland’s Amanda Mitton breaks free from the pack.
Camera IconHedland’s Amanda Mitton breaks free from the pack. Credit: Alexander Scott/Pilbara News

The Hedland Blazers’ finals campaign will continue after they defeated the Karratha Falcons 2.4 (16) to 1.1 (7) in a hard fought elimination final at Wickham Oval on Saturday.

The Blazers travelled to Wickham and battled hard against the Falcons to hold an eight point lead at quarter time 1.3 to 0.1.

A gruelling second term saw neither side able to score with both team’s defence refusing to give an inch.

Blazers controlled the game in the third term but windy conditions meant scoring was difficult with the Hedland side able to add only one point to their total while keeping the Falcons scoreless.

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With nine points separating the two sides, it was anyone’s game going into the last quarter.

Both sides kicked a goal each to keep the tight contest going until the final siren, but Blazers would not be denied, holding steady to ensure the win.

Ashlea Todd and Maddison Fletcher kicked a goal each for Blazers while Anna Wailu kicked the Falcons’ goal.

Meanwhile, Karratha Kats took on the Dampier Sharks in the qualifying final at Windy Ridge Oval.

The Kats, who are unbeaten in three seasons, continued their dominant run kicking 4.3 to 0.0 at half time to hold a 27-point lead at the main break.

The second half saw both clubs battle hard for control of the footy but in the end Kats’ class led the Karratha side to another victory, 4.4 (28) to 0.0.

Dampier will now face off against Hedland Blazers in the preliminary final at Kevin Richards Oval on September 3.

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