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Valleys continue fine form against Tigers

Valleys Diehards continued on their unbeaten run, winning their sixth game in a row in this year's BHP Premiership competition in their match against Brisbane Tigers.

Played at Emerson Park on a dry fast track, the Diehards fans saw another strong win, with the visitors struggling at times to keep up in an action-packed game. 

Ultimately the visitors were outplayed by a better side today, with all the skills on show from the experienced Valleys line-up.

The halftime score of 22-0 came about after tries to skipper Ali Brigginshaw, Sarah Riorden, Lavinia Gould and Savannah Pratten from Valleys, with one conversion to Meg Ward.

Unfortunately, Ward had to be carried from the field 15 minutes into the half with a leg injury, forcing Brigginshaw to take over the kicking duties, where she succeeded in landing a further four conversions for the match.

Valleys coach Scott Prince was extremely happy with all the performance of all his players and said it was again virtually impossible to pick out a standout.

"All the girls played well and did the job their positions entailed," Prince said.

Valleys captain Brigginshaw kept the team focused after the break and at full-time her side were able to run away with a 38-4 win against a valiant Tigers side.

Tries in the second half were scored by Destiny Brill and a double to speedy winger Shenae Ciesiolka, while the Tigers got on the board thanks to strong finishing winger Lucy Cuppari.

For the Tigers, the players tried hard, but were unable to match it with the better structured Valleys team. 

Next week, the Diehards head to Cbus Super Stadium for the final fixture match of the season to do battle with the only other unbeaten team in the compeition, Burleigh Bears. This match will be a prelude to what should be a great upcoming finals series.

The Tigers head to Piggabeen Sports Complex next weekend for their final fixture match against Tweed Seagulls.

Main image: Hayley Maddick. Photo: Vanessa Hafner

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