The Maitland Saints ladies continued their unbeaten start to the season with a 159-0 win over relative newcomers The Entrance Bateau Bay on the Central Coast on Saturday.
Led in the ruck by Nicki Robson and Stevi Bishop, Maitland skipped away to a six goal lead before a five goal nine behind second quarter left coach Chris Pedler disappointed with the inaccuracy and decision-making but the team led at half-time by 76 points.
Welcoming back key players in Jodie Eager and Skyla Dunn the defence and midfield were well on top and able to work on structures and team play with outside runners like Hannah Centra on a wing delivering some terrific scoring opportunities for key forwards Sarah Burns and Jessie Burnham.
A top of the table clash in the local derby with Singleton awaits after the Easter break with the challenge being, after two weeks scoring 499-0 in dominant displays, to focus on playing good team footy and to get the right result.
In other results, the Premier Division side faded after quarter-time against a more desperate Gosford side in a game it was expected they would be very competitive in to record their third loss of the season.
The Reserve Grade side were again competitive and in the game throughout, winning the last quarter in a good display, but had let the strong Entrance Bateau Bay team get too far ahead to go down in a close one.