Fast start sets up win

Hatherleigh v Glencoe

Both sides started with different lines ups than expected in their round 15 Mid South Eastern Netball Association clash.

Glencoe started strong and got an early jump on the home side scoring the first six goals of the game.

Malinda Markiewicz and Jenna Paproth combined well for the but some turnovers helped the Eagles get back into the contest.

Glencoe’s Chloe Pfitzner and Hatherleigh’s Georgia Hunter were having a great tussle on and off the ball in the fast and intense game.

Glencoe came strong again in the second term but Hatherleigh stepped up this time.

Hunter and Erin Watson continued to be patient and worked the ball around until they were able to find Wight and Redman who were able to convert for their side.

Going into the main break with just three goals the difference, the home side brought Tegan Telfer into the game and applied heavy defensive pressure.

The defence combination of Demi Vanderhorst, Lara MacGregor and Chelsea Galpin proved to be tough to get past.

But Markiewicz and Paproth had a huge third quarter as they helped the Murphies take a nine-goal lead going into the final break.

The last term was psychical and intense with neither side giving an inch,

Hatherleigh continued to push and apply heavy defensive pressure all down the court, but Glencoe put out a consistent four quarter effort to take the win by 10 goals.

Nangwarry v Kalangadoo

The game started off strong with both teams missing key players from their line ups.

With turnovers and accurate shooting from Kori Collins, Kalangadoo outpaced Nangwarry early which forced home defenders Kate Biszko and Demi Ingley to work tirelessly due to the pinpoint passing from Kirtsy Egan and Jayde Peacock.

This helped the Magpies open a six-goal quarter tine lead and they extended this by scoring the first four goals of the following term.

Sophie Wrightson enjoyed a great battle with Kylie Heaver, but Collins was on fire and was backed up well in the goal circle by Anthea Paterson.

They were able to build the lead into double figures as their teammates collected numerous intercepts.

Being down by 17 goals, Nangwarry had nothing to lose in the final term.

Kate Biszko and Demi Ingley worked hard and turned over numerous balls for their team and Pratt and Wilson were able to score on those opportunities to stop the visitors momentum.

Egan, Peacock and Collins were able to work hard and score a 16-goal win.

Robe v Port MacDonnell

It was always going to be a tough battle, after Port MacDonnell came away with a two goal win in the first round, but Robe came out strong.

Accurate shooting from Sarah Laurie and Demi Carter was impressive with the pair only missing one goal each for the first quarter in windy conditions.

The Demons goalies Toni Gilmore and Brooke Williams still moved well in the goal circle to keep the margin at five goals at quarter time.

The second quarter was a more even contest with Gilmore taking control in the circle for Port MacDonnell and Robe’s wing defence Ellen Ramke stepping up.

Demons’ defenders Alana Winter and Kate Winterfield also worked hard to ensure an even second term.

Robe come out firing in the third term with Laurie dominating in goals and all seven players putting lots of pressure on all over the court.

This saw Robe defenders Emma Grant and Georgia Perkins get plenty of touches and rebounds to win the quarter by seven goals and build the advantage on the scoreboard.

Despite a few undisciplined turnovers from both teams, the rivals scored 13 goals each for the quarter to ensure the Roosters won 56 to 44.

Tantanoola v Kongorong

Kongorong won the toss and took the first centre pass of the game and was able to score quickly through Tilah Buckingham.

But the home side responded with quick movement from Casey Walker on the wing and safe delivery into her goalies put them on the board.

Both sides showed intent early in the game with the goal shooters at either end finding their range early.

But the Tigers prevailed to lead the first quarter 17-11.

Tantanoola stepped up its defensive pressure at the start of the second term as the duo of Kate Bromley and Tayla Rowe were hunting and able to turn ball over for their side to convert.

Emma Gould was the target to watch in the circle shooting 16 goals for the term to extend the lead to 38-22.

Kongorong made changes in the third with Emily Lightbody moving to goal keeper and Tori McIntyre to wing defence to try and stop the ball coming into Gould.

The Hawks’ height in their defensive line up caused havoc for the Tigers with some wayward passing and bringing the visitors back into the game.

The Hawks moved the ball quickly through wing attack Kate Wright and covert through their shooter Tilah Buckingham.

But the score still read 55-31 Tantanoola’s way at the final break.

With no changes from either side going into the final quarter it was the Tigers who stepped it up a notch and looked to finish the game with intent.

Although a competitive Kongorong side did not give up the points without a fight, Tantanoola won by a big margin.

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