Firm favourites poised to cement top spot

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Firm favourites poised to cement top spot

In the battle of the birds the Pies will take on the Hawks, with the home side coming off a 14 goal victory over Glencoe, while Kongorong will be fresh after the bye.

Kalangadoo has some of the best defenders in the business, with the long arms of Lara Munro getting to any missed shots, so the Hawks shooters will need to be on the mark to avoid any turnovers.

Down the other end of the court Kongorong’s Emily Lightbody will have her work cut out for her, dealing the accuracy of Ebony McDiarmid.

Last week against Glencoe McDiarmid shot a ball while losing balance in the circle, with a spectator heard saying “she can shoot sitting down, is there anything she cannot do?”

The Hawks will again look to Ebony Lawson to provide drive down the centre, but they will be up against a well oiled Pies mid court.

It’s hard to see Kongorong taking the win, with Kalangadoo almost certain to grab the points.

Mount Burr v Robe

The Mozzies and the Roosters are coming off tight games, with both securing wins by the slimmest of margins.

Robe held on against the visiting Port MacDonnell to win by a goal, while Mount Burr travelled to Hatherleigh and came away two point victors.

Mozzies’ goalies Danika Shepard and Maddie Haggett have been perfecting their long range shooting, making a great combination.

This combo will be matched by Robe shooter Demi Carter who has proven exceptionally accurate so far this season.

With Mount Burr sitting third on the ladder and Robe just one rung below, this game will come down to the mid courters, who can run all day, with whichever team delivers best to circle’s edge taking the win.

Nangwarry v Glencoe

Glencoe is coming off a loss to reigning premiers Kalangadoo, going down 52-66, while Nangwarry was soundly defeated by Tantanoola.

The Saints are set for another tough match in what is obviously a rebuilding season for the young side.

Week in and week out Saints captain and keeper Kayla Gray has led by example, and this round will be no different as she rallies her young charges to keep their heads up in what will likely be another big loss.

The long arms of Gray will be kept busy trying to shut down the dynamic duo of Jenna Paproth and Chantelle Cocks in the Glencoe circle.

Credit must go to Nangwarry, who slowly but surely is improving, with a host of young players taking the court and giving it their all.

Every team that has come up against them has said they are continuing to gel as the weeks progress, and there are some young stars honing their craft.

The Murphies will take the win, but the Saints will not go down without a fight.

Port MacDonnell v Tantanoola

The Bay went down to Robe by a goal on Saturday, while Tantanoola is coming off a big win over Nangwarry.

Tantanoola is sitting second on the ladder, having only recorded one loss this season, while Port Mac has had a mixed start with two wins and three losses to sit sixth.

This week Demons captain Alana Berkefeld will need to work hard to get her hands to any shots missed by Emma Gould and Jami Walker in the Tigers’ goal circle.

Down the other end of the court, Demons shooting duo Kori Collins and Cody Manning will prove a challenge for Tant’s defenders.

The Tigers should take the game without too much fuss, however Port Mac at home is always a challenge.

Hatherleigh has the bye this round.

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