Flag women tussle

The regular season for women’s flag football is set to reach its conclusion.

Tomorrow the Ed Bush field in West Bay comes alive with a trio of games from 12noon-3pm.

In the first game winless Maples take on a 7-4 Hammerheads Lady Sharks team that has the third seed all wrapped up.

The second game features two clubs desperate to keep their ground in the 5-6 Ace Paint and Décor Lady Panthers and the 4-7 DMS Dynamitez.

Action wraps up with powerhouse 9-2 Zulu’s Warriors looking to stay sharp against the desperate 3-8 Andro Killa-Watts.

The last two games have tons of playoff implication as Ace Paint, DMS and Andro can all move places.

Coming into this week Ace Paint faced issues in the playoffs due to their sub par defense.

Over the course of the season the squad has surrendered 207 points (second-most in the league).

If the side hopes to upset a heavyweight the defense has to play well.

That is why a win and a solid defensive showing are vital in tomorrow’s game.

Ladies like Betsy Smith, Christina Smith and Michelle Music have to step up for Ace Paint.

Meanwhile the Dynamitez would love to see an offensive outburst.

In spite of the play of stand-outs Lisa Juaneza and Keisha Terry the side has scored the second-fewest points in the league with 131.

Head coaches Jamaal Anderson and Doss Solomon, who predicate the offense on the run, need to take more chances.

Unsung receiving talents like Shari Seymour and Shamar Ennis have to step up for DMS to win.

It’s hard to say who will win but this reporter gives the edge to Ace Paint after their tough win over Andro last weekend.

Speaking of the Killa-Watts they have a tall order trying to hand Zulu’s their third loss.

The stats show they are outgunned against the likes of Ali Amos and Christina Bisnauth.

However Andro has a chance at the upset with their defense. Thanks to defenders like Annice Callaghan and Tonia Ebanks the team has allowed the fewest points (122) in the league.

However this reporter thinks Zulu’s crushing 20-8 defeat to Hammerheads last weekend will be a wake-up call and jump-start the offense.

The playoffs are next Saturday at Camana Bay from 1pm-6pm.

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