Gridiron: Curtin Saints dominate Swan City Titans 50-0 in first ever women’s league game in WA

Curtin Saints takes on Swan City Titans. Picture: Primoz Pancic
Curtin Saints takes on Swan City Titans. Picture: Primoz Pancic

GRIDIRON West’s Women’s League kicked off last weekend with honours going to Curtin Saints in a dominant win over Swan City Titans.

Playing under lights at Farrell Park in Stratton, the Titans were unable to match the Saints, going down 50-0 in the first ever competitive fixture between two women’s teams in WA.

Outplayed on both sides of the ball, the inexperienced Titans were unable to gain any offensive yards and the defence coughed up 300 yards to the Saints, which included seven touchdowns and four 2-point conversions.

Starring for the Saints were running backs Grace Honda and Mara Rabinski, who shared six touchdowns between them, while defensively Emma-Lee Dellar amassed seven tackles and a forced fumble.

It was a mixed night for both clubs, with the Titans men’s senior team victorious over Saints in a 30-8 upset victory afterwards.

In other results, Perth Broncos, lead by director Kellie Hopkins, defeated West Coast Wolverines 12-6, while Perth Blitz had a bye.

The next women’s fixture will take place at Forrest Park in Padbury when the Saints take on West Coast Wolverines on Saturday.

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