Pambula Panthers lock in top three places

Ladder position: A Panther gets nabbed by his Merimbula opponent during the Lightning Cup with the Pambula club holding good position in all three senior grades.
Ladder position: A Panther gets nabbed by his Merimbula opponent during the Lightning Cup with the Pambula club holding good position in all three senior grades.

The Pambula Panthers will contest SCAFL finals in all three senior grades after another dominant display over the weekend. 

The Panthers shored up second place on the senior ladder after comfortably downing the Bermagui Breakers at the Pambula Sporting Complex. 

The Panthers were in complete control of the match throughout to win 23-15-153 to 2-4-16.

The dominance from the hosts was so all-encompassing that the Breakers were only able to find two behinds prior to the main break, while conversely, the Panthers had already fired to 74 points. 

And it was no singular focus on a dominant forward either for the Panthers, but a concerted team-wide effort with 12 individual goal scorers lining up in front of the big posts. 

Adam Nelson and Jake Taylor led the charge with their four goals apiece, but Mitchell Cameron and Johnno Di-Donato were close behind, bagging three each. 

With Dylan Cook, Jordan Pilgrim and Kyle Tucker putting in good work, the Panthers were infallible, opening up a rift on the scoreboard with a five-goal third quarter before booting seven in the last period to lock in the huge margin. 

Earlier, the reserve grade and women’s sides had also claimed positive results. 

The reserve Panthers turned the Sea Eagles away easily, claiming a 11-10-76 to 2-3-15 win. 

Jeffrey Adams and Angus Tarpey were the main destroyers on the scoreboard, kicking three goals apiece in a great display.

 However, they had plenty of help with Tom Keath, James Holt and Harry Hards all putting some good slogs to lock in the result. 

The Pambula women’s side had a much closer scoreline when they hosted the Bermagui Breakers, but still came away with the biscuits. 

The Panthers took out the round 4-2-26 to 2-6-18.

Inaccuracy in front of the posts hurt the Breakers, who had equal opportunities on goal as their hosts. 

Despite a good challenge in the middle, the Panthers made better on their chances with four individual goal scorers illustrating the well-rounded team structure. 

The Pambula seniors and ladies are in Eden this Saturday to meet the Whalers in the final round, while the reserves head to Tathra against the Sea Eagles. 

The Panthers are holding second in seniors, first in reserves and third in womens and will play finals football in all three senior grades no matter the outcome of this weekend’s clashes.