Gridiron: Perth Blitz pull off last minute 20-14 win over West Coast Wolverines


Paul Mamotte being carried off after winning in his 100th game.
Paul Mamotte being carried off after winning in his 100th game.

PAUL Mamotte celebrated his 100th game in style as Perth Blitz pulled off a remarkable 20-14 come-from-behind victory over West Coast Wolverines at James Miller Oval on Saturday.

Receiver Mamotte scored the winning touchdown with 25 seconds remaining after his brother Gary helped set up the game-winning drive with a crucial interception earlier in the fourth quarter.

The Blitz fought back from a 14-8 half-time deficit, as Munya Matema scored his second touchdown in the game to draw scores level.

In the dying seconds, a massive bump from cornerback Aidan Spencer on a Wolverines receiver ensured the deep pass would not give Wolverines any chance to score.

The win was a scrappy, hard-fought encounter, and moves the Blitz to three wins and three losses after six rounds.

In the women’s match the table-topping Blitz also tasted victory, winning 40-8.

Quarterback Lou Devine-Egan threw three touchdowns from 151 yards while linebacker Rhyanna Edbrooke returned after a week off to have seven combined tackles as well as causing a fumble.

The Blitz remains undefeated after four games and are two games clear of the second-placed Wolverines.

In the junior competition the Wolverines forfeited, handing Blitz all four points.

In round seven the Blitz welcomes Westside Steelers to James Miller Oval on Saturday, November 18.

Juniors kick off proceedings at 2pm and seniors play at 4pm.

Women next play in round ten when Blitz hosts Perth Broncos.

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