Undermanned Redbacks survive Lakers challenge

Quetta Holloway-Jinks avoids a tackle on Sunday.

The Carisbrook Lady Redbacks pulled off a slim four-point win over Lake Wendouree last weekend in round 13 of the AFL Goldfields Women’s Competition.

Injury and unavailability plagued the Carisbrook camp at the weekend, leaving the side with just 14 listed players.

Luckily for the Redbacks, Lake Wendouree sit second from the bottom of the ladder and have had a lack lustre 2018 season.

The first quarter set the tone for what was never a comfortable lead for Carisbrook, who sat just three points ahead at quarter time.

The second term saw Brook take its biggest lead for the match by booting two goals to sit just 10 points ahead at the halftime break.

Both sides came out swinging in the third but Lake Wendouree’s rotation of fresh legs proved useful, taking its first lead for the game by slotting three goals to Carisbrook’s one.

The Redbacks scraped through in the final term, kicking two goals and only allowing the Lakers to nail one. The Redbacks clearly missed their defenders on Sunday, relying on a slightly more accurate attack to outscore the Lakers rather than stopping their play.

For more on this story see Page 36 of The Advertiser, Friday, August 3.

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