Warriors triumph in eightball comp

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Craig Todd, Marcus Tutt, Richie Heslewood, Chris Lewis and Allen Rivers.
Camera IconCraig Todd, Marcus Tutt, Richie Heslewood, Chris Lewis and Allen Rivers. Credit: Rob Skinner

In an epic match Warriors have turned the tables on Mongrels to win the Karratha and Districts Eightball Association Summer Competition Premiership.

The Warriors were clearly elated as they found themselves on the correct side of the ledger in a race to eight.

Mongrels and Warriors have been the most competitive teams in the association over the past four years and have shared the honours of finishing top two in each of those years.

But while they have been sharing those positions at the end of the season the premiership wins have been lopsided.

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Mongrels until last night had won six of the last seven premierships, while Warriors took other sole premiership three years ago and their numerous attempts since have been fruitless.

The previous three premiership matches between these teams were all 8–7 results in Mongrels’ favour as Warriors searched for the elusive edge to get over the line.

Mongrels won the first of three rounds 3–2 and kept their noses in front until Warriors levelled at five apiece.

Warriors won the first game of the last round to get their noses in front for the first time in the match but Mongrels responded with the next two and only needed one of the remaining two games to seal the match.

But neither of those games went their way as Warriors closed out the last two games in style to take the 8–7 win a well-deserved premiership.

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