NORTH Cairns are feeling the heat as the hunted in AFL Cairns Womens’ competition.
The Tigers are still unbeaten, with South Cairns their latest victims, but playing-coach Luana Healey says she can feel that the rest of the league is gunning for them.
Cutters came the closest to any team of toppling the 12-0 Tigers on Saturday, falling by just two straight kicks.
“Cutters really used their run through the middle and I think our team took a while to wake up,” Healey said.
“I have to give credit to Cutters because they gave us a good run but our girls were able to hang in there.
“It was pleasing that coming up to finals we can win like that.
“We are undefeated and all the teams are trying to knock us off.
“As long as we come with the right attitude, that is all you can ask for.”
Judy Duck kicked two of the Tigers’ goals in the victory.
The win over Cutters also doubled as a milestone game for Healey, as the Gold Coast Suns listed talent notched up 100 games for North Cairns.
“I would not be able to play this many games without the North Cairns Tigers, they have been there for me,” she said.
Finals-bound Manunda were too good for Centrals Trinity Beach in the other Round 15 game.
Manunda Hawks 9.2 (56) d
Centrals Trinity Beach 4.1 (25)
North Cairns 7.4 (46) d
South Cairns 5.4 (34)