The Carisbrook Lady Redbacks’ senior side finally claimed its first victory of 2019, defeating Sebastopol by 12 points on Sunday.
After meeting some of the competition’s strongest sides in the first five rounds of the season, the Redbacks knew that round six would be their opportunity to strike.
A newly formed Sebas side didn’t prove an easy task however, leading at several points throughout the match.
With just 16 players on the Burra ground, Carisbrook started in poor fashion, kicking one minor score to Sebas’ 1.3.
The side’s prospects worsened when leading midfielder Choney Meemusour left the field before quarter time with a back injury.
The second term saw a renewed effort from the Redbacks, with six shots at goal resulting in three goals to Sophie McQuienn (1) and Redan call-in Ebony Eagle (2).
Carisbrook kept the Burra scoreless and by doing so took a 13- point lead into the major break, the side’s first lead for the season.
Both sides fought hard for the first 10 minutes of the crucial third quarter with an extremely physical style of play exhibiting.
Sebas broke through with the first scoring shots of the term, scoring back-to-back goals and leaving Carisbrook just one point in front.
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