Battle of birds takes off

Hatherleigh v Kalangadoo

The big game between Hatherleigh and Kalangadoo started off strong with both sides scoring off their centre pass and going goal for goal for all the first term.

Wet and windy conditions saw many errors arise in which both sides were able to convert as the scoreboard read 12 all at the first break.

The mid court matchup between Jayde Peacock and Tegan Telfer started to ramp up, whilst Hatherleigh’s Abby Wight and Maddie Pulmer were combining well and were able to find good space and convert easily.

Kalangadoo’s Abbey Duncan was a focal point using her speed and accuracy and was supported well by Kristy Egan and Jayde Peacock around the circle edge.

There were tight tussles with all the wings on the transverse lines between Georgia Hunter and Sophie Wrightson as Hatherleigh seemed in control and took a one goal lead going into the main break.

Every ball was tightly contested in the third term, but a heavy fall to Telfer created a short break in the game.

When play resumed the intensity of the game once again lifted, before a rolled ankle forced youngster Sophie Wrightson from the court.

The third term was another even quarter as both sides scored nice goals each, taking the total to 34 – 33 in favour of the home side, setting up a big finale.

The final term saw the momentum swing and Kalangadoo took control.

Wrightson re-entered the game back in at wing defence and combined well with Peacock to apply plenty of pressure to the home side.

Errors started to creep into the Eagles’ last quarter, allowing Kalangadoo jump and convert fast and win by 10 goals.

Glencoe v Port MacDonnell

After a rainy day, the skies cleared for the round 9 Mid South Eastern Netball Association clash between Glencoe and Port MacDonnell on Saturday.

With both teams sitting on four wins and three losses there was a statement to be made and both teams came out strong defensively.

The Murphies were able to settle quicker and Donna Jaeschke was able to find the circle with ease in her 250th game milestone and lead her team to a six goal advantage at the first break.

The Bay’s attacking line was able to link up more fluently in the second quarter, but some early inaccurate shooting allowed Glencoe’s Chantelle Cocks opportunity on the rebound.

Malinda Markiewicz was unfazed by the increased attention and netted 11 of the Murphies’ 14 goals for the quarter.

Port MacDonnell reshuffled its entire line up at the main break and Glencoe took the opportunity to put away the unsettled line up, piling on 16 for the quarter.

The final quarter was a much tighter goal for goal contest.

Jaeschke continued to be dominant through the middle for the Murphies and linked well with Ashlea Edwards.

Alana Winter continued to fight hard as the Bay put out a strong performance only going down by one in the final quarter, but it was too little too late as Glencoe ranout 20 goal winners on their home court.

Robe v Nangwarry

It was a wet and wild day for Robe and Nangwarry on Saturday.

The Saints came out strong, scoring the first three goals of the game but the Roosters found their feet five minutes in by slowing down the pace and coming forward to meet the ball.

With some inaccurate shooting from Nangwarry, Robe was in front by six goals at quarter time.

Great circle work by Robe’s goalies Tori Gluyas and Sarah Laurie allowed the hosts to take control scoring 20 goals for the second quarter.

Nangwarry’s goalies Tahlia Wilson and Ange Pratt also shot accurately, only missing one goal between them but the Roosters kept charging away before the main break.

Robe kept building on the lead, with some great defensive pressure from Georgia Perkins and Ellen Ramke.

However, Ramke came off half way through the quarter with an injury and Kimberley Austin taking the court.

The last quarter saw Robe’s Ellen Ramke return, but horizontal rain made it hard for the goalies in both teams.

Robe played a solid four quarters of netball to come away winners by 37 goals.

Tantanoola v Mount Burr

Mount Burr put the first score on the board through Ebony Clark but Tantanoola responded with Emma Gould who was not wasting any time.

The quarter went goal for goal with both sides not giving an inch and went into the first break with just a goal separating the two sides.

It was the Tigers who were able to turn ball over with some impressive hands over pressure in the goal circle by Tayla Rowe and taking some crucial rebounds to enter the main break with a six goal lead.

The premiership quarter did not disappoint as both sides fought hard for every ball.

Meg Fennell and Zoe Brown were able to move the ball quickly in attack and found each other on circle edge despite the efforts of the Tiger’s midcourt defence, Kristy Varcoe and Madi Kelly.

The Tigers came out firing in the final quarter with intent to score quickly through Gould.

Casey Walker on the wing found space on circle edge with every ball contested by Mount Burr’s Simone Westerman but was able to find a connection with her goalies.

The Mozzies shifted some momentum for her side with some crucial tips

but Bromley and Rowe had the same idea at the other end to help seal the Tigers’ 59-47 win.

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