Jets keep finals hopes alive

The ECU Souwest Jets have kept their finals hopes alive after holding off a plucky Curtin Hamersley Comets side in Eaton on Sunday afternoon.

The win sees the Jets leapfrog the Demons into fifth place, and now sit one game and percentage outside the Rangers and the top four.

Shooting continued to plague both sides, with the Jets converting at just 77% and the Comets at 75%, as the Jets ran out eight goal victors.

Lisa Millman proved to be a handy inclusion for the Jets, while Sarah East had an enthralling battle with Riley Culnane at the other end, as both sides went into the first break locked up at 14-14.

Sloan Burton was injected into Goal Shooter for the Jets, and immediately proved why she’s one of the State’s best young shooters, converting 11 goals, as the Jets took a one goal lead into half time.

The Comets had their chances to have their noses in front at the major break, having had more attempts on goal than the Jets.

It was a tale of two halves, however, as the Jets came out firing in the third quarter, converting 14/19 in the circle, while restricting the Comets to just eight goals from nine attempts to lead by seven at the final break.

The Comets battled hard in the fourth quarter, but missed shots again proved costly, as the Jets ran out eight goal victors.

The Jets now face the Rangers at Mundaring Arena next week, as they look to sweep the Rangers after defeating them in Round 1, while the Comets will continue their search for their maiden win against the Demons.