The Cardiff Panthers increased their unbeaten streak in the 2011 WARFL season to 8 games as they defeated the Vale Warriors by the biggest margin seen this year. The Panthers were at full strength and ran riot on the Warriors at Pontcanna Fields. Having easily won the 1st quarter, the Panthers then exerted their dominance further by shutting out the Vale in the 2nd, whilst putting 81 points of their own on the board. Andrew Atack topped scored for the Panthers whilst Chris James won the best on ground for his overall play as the Panthers won 32.29.221 – 3.3.21 winners. The win increases the Panthers lead and guarantees them a place in the Grand Final on Sunday August 14th.
Second placed Bristol Dockers failed to gain any ground no the Panthers however as they failed to beat the Bridgend Eagles. Sitting at the bottom of the table on goal difference, the Eagles would not have fancied themselves against the Leagues second placed team. The Dockers however have not travelled well this season and went 17.17.119 – 13.10.88 to a courageous Eagles team. The loss leaves the Dockers in 2nd place, level on points with the Vale Warriors but with a crucial head to head ratio of 1:0. As the table stands, the Panthers and the Dockers would head into the Grand Final clash to decide this year’s Champions on Sunday August 14th.
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