ALTHOUGH the evening didn’t begin as hoped, the end result was just as predicted at Globe Derby during the weekend.
With the venue hosting a Battle of the Sexes, South Australia’s wonder women were tipped to be too good for the state’s mediocre men as the teams engaged in a four-heat struggle.
While the qualifiers netted a two-win result for each squad, the women proved more consistent to claim the glory.
Led by comeback queen Dani Hill, the ladies amassed 143 points to easily outscore the boys on 116.
Ryan Hryhorec opened the battle on a high for the fellas when he captured the first heat with Grinfaron.
Adding to Hryhorec’s moment was the fact he beat his niece Kaela into second as Ken Rogers rounded out the placings.
It was the following heat which all but sealed the victory for the woman as Hill led home an all-female finish.
Along with Hill’s success with Penny Bobbins, Gina Bell and Lisa Ryan filled the placings before Samantha Pascoe and Kaela followed them home, allocated the men to the back half of the field.
Anthony Robinson and Pascoe won the remaining heats.
“It’s a bit of fun, but also serious,” Hill said. “We love beating the boys and earning bragging rights.”