Last quarter blitz upsets Muswellbrook Cats in Black Diamond AFL Plate

IN Black Diamond AFL Plate action on Saturday, the Muswellbrook Cats headed to Bateau Bay with high hopes of victory over the winless The Entrance Bateau Bay (TEBB). 

TEBB had other ideas, however, and produced a four-goal last quarter in scenes reminiscent of the 2016 Second Division grand final between these two teams, to run out 11-point winners, 10.6.66 to 8.7.55.

Cameron Benkovic kicked three majors and Mathew Merrett two for Muswellbrook.

The Cats were best served by Dominic White, Nigel Smith, Adam Higham, Matthew Dunn, Jackson Cook and Benkovic.

In the women’s fixture played at Dick Burwell Oval, league heavyweights Nelson Bay was in a destructive mood, defeating the Muswellbrook Cats by 156 points. 

Final scores were Nelson Bay 23.18.156 to Muswellbrook 0.0.0.

The Cats were best served by Meghann Sawkins, Paris Adam, Natalie Heard and Tamara Garland.

Next weekend, the Plate side hosts Gosford at Weeraman Field, while the women’s team faces Lake Macquarie at No.1 Sportsground as part of the BDAFL women’s round.

Hunter Haval Black Diamond Plate

The Entrance Bateau Bay 10.6 (66) defeated Muswellbrook 8.7 (55)

Newcastle City 13.10 (88) defeated Lake Macquarie 3.5 (23)

Wyong Lakes 14.15 (99) defeated Terrigal Avoca 3.5 (23)

Maitland 13.4 (82) defeated Gosford 12.6 (78)

Singleton - Bye

Ladder: Wyong Lakes 92%, Maitland 92%, Singleton 82%, Newcastle City 58%, Gosford 45%, Terrigal Avoca 45%, Lake Macquarie 18%, Muswellbrook 8%, The Entrance Bateau Bay 8%

GE BDAFL Women's

Maitland 9.9 (63) defeated Gosford 8.6 (54)

Nelson Bay 23.18 (156) defeated Muswellbrook 0.0 (0)

Newcastle City 16.21 (117) defeated Killarney Vale 0.0 (0)

Singleton 4.3 (27) defeated Wyong Lakes 3.1 (19)

Warners Bay 10.7 (67) defeated Cardiff 2.2 (14)

Lake Macquarie 14.10 (94) defeated Newcastle 4.5 (29)

Ladder: Newcastle City 44, Nelson Bay 40, Gosford 36, Killarney Vale 28, Maitland 28, Warners Bay 28, Wyong Lakes 24, Singleton 16, Lake Macquarie 8, Cardiff 8, Newcastle 4, Muswellbrook 0

Hunter Haval BDAFL reserve grade

Gosford 12.9 (81) defeated Maitland 6.6 (42)

Killarney Vale 14.18 (102) defeated Newcastle City 2.4 (16)

Nelson Bay 14.19 (103) defeated Singleton 2.4 (16)

Warners Bay 14.6 (90) defeated Cardiff 10.11 (71)

Terrigal Avoca 19.15 (129) defeated Wyong Lakes 1.2 (8)

Lake Macquarie – Bye

Ladder: Cardiff 82%, Warners Bay 82%, Killarney Vale 75%, Terrigal Avoca 73%, Nelson Bay 55%, Gosford 45%, Lake Macquarie 45%, Maitland 42%, Newcastle City 33%, Singleton 17%, Wyong Lakes 8%