Welcome to another week of the Hello Sir weekend sports wrap loyal readers, I’m hoping that your week has stared out great so far. In this weeks edition we have the UC Capitals having a big win at home, Canberra United draw in their W-league game and Max ‘Blessed’ Holloway makes a triumphant return to the Octagon.
CAPITALS BIG WINNERS OVER BENDIGO SPIRIT
After back-to-back losses the UC Capitals have run out big winners in the nations capital on Sunday as they defeated the Bendigo Spirit 94-63. The Capitals didn’t seemed trouble by the Spirit, they lead at the first break 28-15. Marianna Tolo made her successful return from injury, coming off the bench in the first quarter and looking like she hadn’t missed a beat. The Capitals went into half time leading 55-29, Kia Nurse leading the way with 12 points. The Capitals extended the lead in the third quarter to 27 points with the Spirit looking like they were going to be on the wrong end of a huge score. The Capitals continued to dominate and give the Spirit their fifth loss in a row. Tolo was the star in her comeback game, notching 23 points while Kelsey Griffin was not far behind on 21 points. Nat Hurst was the leading point scorer for the Spirit with 16 points followed by Abigail Wehrung on 12.
UNITED DRAW WITH WANDERERS
Canberra United had to share points with the Western Sydney Wanderers in their W-League game at Spotless Stadium on Friday evening. Both teams had their chances in the first half, Wanderers keeper Jada Whyman was able to save shots from Ellie Carpenter and Paige Nielsen. At the other end Lo’eau LaBonta’s free kick hit the crossbar and a shot from Elizabeth Addo went over the top of the goals. United broke through for the first goal of the match in the second half as keeper Whyman ran out of the goal square to make a save injuring her knee and in the process and leaving the goal wide open for Ellie Carpenter to kick the goal. Whyman was able to return to and made a great save soon after. The Wanderers drew level when Leena Khamis, sister to United’s Sham Khamis, put one in the back of the net after some brilliant work from Elizabeth Addo. Untied took the lead back when the Wanderers Sevet Uzunlar tried to pass it back to Whyman only to kick it over her head for an own goal. This didn’t worry the Wanderers as they drew level when Kylie Ledbrook headed in a cross from Georgia Yeoman-Dale for the draw.
HOLLOWAY SUCCESS AT UFC 231
Max ‘Blessed’ Holloway has defended his Featherweight title at UFC 231 defeating Brian ‘T-City’ Ortega by TKO. After the first fight between the two was cancelled due to concerns for Holloway’s health, there were again some concerns for Holloway when it seemed like he was showing the same symptoms but you would not of known it on fight night. Holloway looked as good as ever and was landing some smooth combinations. Ortega showed incredible toughness however he had taken a beating and in the fourth round the doctor called an end to the fight. The win sees Holloway with a 13 fight win streak while Brian Ortega suffered his first loss.
Thank you for taking the time to read this loyal Hello Sir readers and I look forward to seeing you again next week.
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