Tamworth pair shoot for gold

TAMWORTH’S Kate Perrett and Naomi Spark will be shooting for gold in Darwin today and, in Perrett’s case, back to back gold.

She was part of the NSW team that won the Over 40s division at last year’s Masters Women’s National Championships.

They’ll be looking to defend their win against Victoria today.

NSW will be favourites after finishing top after the pool component and beating Victoria both times they met.

They dropped only one game through the rounds – that was to Queensland 1-nil.

“We won all three in the second round,” Perrett said.

She’s been playing predominantly in the midfield, with the periodical run as a striker.

Spark is the same. She’s played mainly in the midfield but has been thrown up as a striker in the last couple of games.

Perrett said if they can continue to hold their structure they should be able to get the result.

“Our linking between the three different lines has been good,” she said.

“And we’ve been very solid in defence. We’ve only had two goals scored against us.”

If they can carry that on, she couldn’t see any reason “they can’t beat them for a third time”.

“Having said that, grand finals are a totally different thing to round games,” she said.

She said Victoria had two players just back from playing for Australia at the World Cup  they would have to watch.

They, though, have a couple of Aussie reps of their own.

Armidale’s Cyndy Slade and Angie Dean’s Over 50s side is also through to the final.

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