Power Marlins Raise Dollars For Victims Of Domestic Violence In Clash Against Maitland

The Power Marlins’ ladies running out against Maitland to support domestic violence victims. Photo supplied.


THE Power Marlins’s ladies squad ran out against the Maitland Saints last Saturday at Ferodale Oval, Medowie to support victims of domestic violence.

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Although they were unable to get the win on the scoreboard the ladies were able to kick in over $200 for Jenny’s Place in Port Stephens that provides services for women in need.

From the bounce the Power Marlins controlled the flow of the game winning contested ball and kicking home the first goal.

The Saints answered quickly though slotting several quick replies of their own to take the scores to 33 to 6 at the first stoppage.

The second quarter was closer with the Saints being contained by a resurgent Power Marlins outfit who tried to use the flanks to move around the Saints fast moving middle players.

It was a valiant effort from the Power Marlins, but the scores ticked over in Maitland’s favour 47 to 7 as the halftime hooter sounded.

In the last half the Power Marlins again showed resilience, but it wasn’t enough in the end as the Saints took control of the game with scores ending Maitland’s way 10.10-70 with the Power Marlins 3.3-21.

Power Marlin’s spokesperson Josie Johnson was proud of the way both teams came together to support women in the community.

“Today was about coming together and helping raise awareness and some money for women who need help,” said Josie.

“We didn’t get a win, but that’s not really what it’s all about, we had great support from the Nelson Bay men’s team as well who came early to watch.

“The Saints played a great game and it’s so good to be able to still play some sport on weekends with everything that’s going on.”

After the match both teams came together to celebrate their efforts and to raise much needed funds over a BBQ and a few refreshments.


By Mitch LEES

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