Gippsland Power girls pulled off a last quarter victory against Calder Cannons on Tuesday April 3rd at Morwell.

The match was evenly poised throughout the day, with the lead no bigger than one behind at any of the major breaks. The Power trailed by one point at 3/4 time, but the only goal from either team in the last quarter went to Tyla Hanks and it was the deciding factor in the end.

After round four, Gippsland is the feel-good story of the TAC Cup Girls competition so far. The Power got their first win of the competition in round two, drew the undefeated Murray Bushrangers in round three and defeated the reigning premiers in round four. The Cannons sure put up a fight at Morwell though, only going down by three points in a close encounter.

Nikia Webber was dominant in front of goal, bagging a crucial three majors for the day. Webber has been one of Gippsland’s most consistent players and she continued her solid form on Tuesday. Meanwhile Tyla Hanks had another blinder as she dominated in the midfield throughout the game. Usual suspects Amy Dunn, Jazz Ferguson and Emily Haeusler also played a big part in the Power’s nail-biting win at Morwell.

Peter Williams

Reporter, AFL Draft Central

In a curtain raiser to the Under 18’s game, the Futures team also played against the Calder Cannons, but were unable to come away with a win. The final margin was 50 points in favour of Calder.

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