Gridiron: Perth Blitz seniors fall to Perth Broncos, but juniors and women claim wins

Munya Matema on his way to scoring a touchdown.
Munya Matema on his way to scoring a touchdown.

IT was deja vu for Perth Blitz in its round 11 outing against Perth Broncos.

The results on Saturday at James Miller Oval mirror the round 3 encounter as juniors begun the day with a resounding 42-0 victory, the women won a tough battle 22-12 and the seniors lost 14-24.

The Blitz seniors suffered a third consecutive loss and their season hangs in the balance, currently fifth with a season record of four wins and six losses.

Turnovers and incompletions in the first half ultimately cost the Blitz, as a resolute defence kept the Broncos scoreless after the main break.

Locklan Gilbert was called into quarterback from the third quarter and managed 157 yards from 17 completed throws with two touchdowns.

Earlier, the reigning junior champions managed to shut out the Broncos for the second time this season.

Up 30-0 at half-time, Blitz finished strongly and remain second on the standings with seven wins and two losses.

Mitchell Cavanagh played both offence and defence and scored a touchdown each side of the ball.

The women remain undefeated and now sit a game clear of the Broncos in second spot on the standings, with a game in hand.

Blitz’s fifth win of the season ensured a spot in the playoffs come February 2018.

Next Saturday in round 12 Blitz take on Curtin Saints in the final clash for 2017 before a two week break.

Juniors kick off the triple-header at noon, women play at 2pm, and seniors at 4pm.

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