Plucky Lexton to come up against Trentham in semi finals

Trenthamʼs Sharna Ford will be one to watch this weekend after a great performance in the qualifying final last Saturday. The Saints will now take on Lexton after a crushing loss to Carisbrook.

After clawing through elimination finals, Lexton now has the unenviable task of taking on the defending premier, Trentham in a high risk semi final clash.

After narrowly escaping elimination last weekend, the Tigers will have to bring their best game of the season against the Saints this Sunday.

Lexton fronted up against Newstead in elimination finals with great caution, having lucked out to the side back in round one.

The Tigers had to work at incredible rate to hold the Roos off in the battle for a place in semi finals and in the end came out victorious by a mere three goals.

This win was solid proof of Tigers’ improvement from a rough start to the season.

As Lexton finished in the top eight last year, it faced some of the competition’s best teams straight off the bat, dropping its first four games, including one to Trentham, in a row.

It wasn’t until round six where the side claimed its first win of the year and went on to topple eight other sides before the end of the fixture.

When the Tigers met Trentham in round three, they went down by a pretty heavy 24 goals.

The Tigers will be wary of this and cannot allow the Saints to get a run on like they did last time and will have to put a massive amount of pressure on to turnover the ball as much as possible to get in front of a behemoth squad.

For more on this story see Page 28 of The Advertiser, Friday, August 30

 

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