LIFT: The Waves captain Kayla Osborn kicks the ball in AFL Wide Bay women's match against Brothers.
LIFT: The Waves captain Kayla Osborn kicks the ball in AFL Wide Bay women's match against Brothers. Tahlia Stehbens

Waves take bragging rights in new comp

AUSSIE RULES: Faster, higher and a little bit stronger.

The Waves flexed their muscles in the new AFL Wide Bay women's competition to record a first ever win over Brothers Bulldogs on Saturday.

In the dawn of a new era for the region, the women strutted their stuff and showed some impressive skills for a game some had never played before in a competitive environment.

The Waves, with a strong start, were able to handle the game better to beat the Bulldogs by 63 points.

They kicked eight goals to one after quarter time to show they are the best currently in the Rum City.

"It was a tiring game but we worked well together," The Waves ruckman Ashleigh Allen said.

"We were talking and communicating well with each other."

The only negative for the game was the side's kicking.

The Waves kicked nine goals and 16 behinds, including seven behinds in the opening term.

Allen said the side would make sure it kicked straighter next week but was pleased the team ran out the game well.

"We had some rugby girls sign up last week," she said.

"So we had that full team and could come off when we needed, which was great."

Allen said the team would focus on their next opponents rather than the fantastic result.

Bulldogs captain Daniella Baulch conceded The Waves were too good for them.

"Waves brought a great game and it worked in their favour," she said.

"It comes down to some of their skills are above ours," Baulch added.

But Baulch said the women wouldn't be disappointed in the result and the squad was in high spirits.

"It's only one game and you can only go up from here," she said.

"It was awesome (to play) and great for the girls to get out there. We kept them on their toes and the score could have been worse."

In other matches, Hervey Bay Bombers smashed Bay Power by 76 points with Gympie beating Maryborough by 78.

Both sides were able to keep the Power and the Bears scoreless in the contest.

Brothers will take on Hervey Bay at home this week with The Waves facing Maryborough away.



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