Gridiron: Perth Blitz claims three wins from three

Gridiron: Perth Blitz claims three wins from three
Gridiron: Perth Blitz claims three wins from three
Gridiron: Perth Blitz claims three wins from three

PERTH Blitz created history in winnings its three fixtures in the same round for the first time.

In its round 4 clash against Curtin Saints at James Miller Oval, the seniors won a fiery encounter 26-12, the women ground out an 8-0 victory and the juniors triumphed 56-0.

The seniors, now on two wins and two losses, were out to amend for a disappointing round 3 loss and brought the intensity and execution they had missed last week, with two ejections and a number of scuffles in the first half.

While the offence only completed 10 of 28 passes, Tom Paskov had three catches for 106 yards and Paul Mamotte caught four passes, which included three touchdowns.

The defence peppered the Saints all day, eliminating their strong run game and could have considered themselves unlucky to concede two touchdowns.

Captain and cornerback Ben Middleton managed seven combined tackles, while the defence managed four interceptions.

The women’s side is undefeated from its two games with quarterback Lou Egan-Devine scoring her second touchdown in as many weeks.

Running for 107 yards, including a 65 yard touchdown, Egan-Devine marshalled her offence all day, while on defence linebacker Rhyanna Edbrooke had nine combined tackles and a sack.

Meanwhile the juniors dominated from the first drive to the last, as the Saints called the game with a minute still left to play.

Ben Metcalfe once again orchestrated the offence, throwing three touchdowns and running three rushing touchdowns, while Jordan Laing eagerly filled a gap in defence, producing five tackles and a sack.

Round 5 sees Blitz take on Swan City Titans at Curtin University on Friday night.

Juniors have a bye, women will go to battle at 6.30pm and seniors play at 8pm.

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