Round 2 brought the Nyngan Tigers to Parkes Pioneer Oval for ladies league tag. 18 girls sang Captain Hannah Kelly happy birthday before getting ready for a repeat of the 2015 semi-final, hoping the outcome would be the same. Nyngan kicked to start and nice passes from Ella J Harris, Hannah Kelly and Britt Ryan saw Demi Winter get close but no try.
The ball found its way across the field to Britt Dumesny who ran through Nyngan’s defence but didn’t manage to score. With no points on the board Katie Caldwell and Ella J Harris came on. Ella J Harris took the ball in goal and got it back to the 20 with great stepping and hard running. With great pressure and runs from Nat Gardiner, Nicole Mapperson, Louise McAneney and Codie Wakefield the ball went over for Parkes’ second. Nyngan managed to put some points on the board six minutes before half time.
Emma Bailey retaliated by tagging 3 tigers in a row from marker. Sarah McAneney had a busting run with an off load from Katie Caldwell to score under the posts and a kick by Ella J Harris added the 2. A short kick by Nyngan went out after a bounce that left Parkes with a lot of defending to do before half time, leading to a score of Parkes 14- Nyngan 6 at the half time whistle.
The second half saw Parkes running left to right in what they hoped would be a half empty of tries for Nyngan. Great chase and pressure from the Parkes girls saw Nyngan knock on and Parkes get the ball 20 out. Emma Bailey scored a try followed by a deep kick from Nyngan straight into the hands of Katie Caldwell who dived under the posts for her second. Claire Barber delivered a successful conversion and another great run, racking up another four points for Parkes. With controlled passes Demi Winter upped the pace and scored her first try, conversion by Ella J Harris. Again, Demi received the ball and was over again for her second. Parkes Spacecats were the victors of the day with an end score of Parkes 40- Nyngan 6.
The Parkes Spacemen executive along with the league tag team would like to thank their major Guernsey sponsor Parkes Services Club and Sleeve sponsors.
1. Simply Bellissima by Kim, 2. Cunninghams IGA Parkes, 3. Nicko’s Bricklaying, 4. Parkes GP, 5. Bunnamagoo Wines, 6. BMJC (The Moran boy’s), 7. La Bella, 8. Dippin Dots, 9. Parkes Mensland, 10. Thd studio, 11. Parkes Railway Bowling Club, 12. Parkes Services Club, 13. Nangar Gems.