KONGORONG V HATHERLEIGH
Kongorong is back at home after the week off and takes on Hatherleigh in the 13th round of the 2021 Bendigo Bank Mid South Eastern Netball Association season this Saturday.
The Hawks played Nangwarry in their previ- ous outing and could not take home the choc- olates in a competitive fixture and went down by 18 goals.
Meanwhile, the Eagles are in good form after a 10-goal win over Robe and welcome back Keston Green.
Sarah Broadhead suffered an ankle injury in the Roosters clash and time will tell whether the week off has been long enough for her to overcome the setback.
The young Kongorong side has not had a lot of joy this year, but Riley Buckingham has been consistent, while her sister Tilah has come in to take over the coaching reins for the remainder of the season and adds some strength to the goal circle with her height and accurate shooting.
The Hawks hope Tilah can bring in some fresh ideas and guide them towards a win in the last few rounds of season, but it may not be this week, as Hatherleigh will have other ideas and should take the points.
PORT MACDONNELL V MOUNT BURR
Port MacDonnell has enjoyed two weeks of rest and will be raring to go against Mount Burr in home conditions.
The Demons’ last outing before their double bye was a big loss to Kalangadoo, while the Mozzies were also no match for the reigning premiers.
Mount Burr looks to bounce back with a good performance and hopes to climb back into the top 4.
Port Mac’s Brooke Williams has been con- sistent for the Bay in the goal circle and has been well supported by Michelle Moore and Jess Trench with pinpoint feeding into the ring.
The Demons attack line will have their work cut out for them this week with Madi Haggett and Heidi Clark in brilliant form and fast becoming one of the most formidable defence teams in the league.
Down the other end of the court, Morgan Amy and Lisa McGregor will give 110% in defence for the Bay but they will struggle to contain the Mozzies’ Ebony Clark and Sarah Nulty.
Mount Burr has tried a few different mid court combinations this year, including giving some juniors valuable senior experience which has proved successful and given them some flexibility and depth.
Mount Burr should record a convincing win.
KALANGADOO V TANTANOOLA
Kalangadoo and Tantanoola hold high hopes after both teams went into the bye in classy fashion.
The Magpies are coming off a big win against Mount Burr, while the Tigers had an impressive nine goal win against Glencoe.
When these teams met in the first round, Kalangadoo triumphed in a high scoring game getting the 16 goal win.
But Tantanoola has found some form in the last few months and currently sit third on the ladder.
The Tigers’ attack line is impressive, with Emma Gould and Jami Walker capable of big games in the goal circle, well supported by Casey Walker and Vic Lucas in the midcourt.
Kalangadoo’s defence will be out to make things as difficult as possible, with Mikaila Pitt and Chelsea Croser combining beautifully and not giving an inch to their opponents.
Down in Kalangadoo’s attack line, Melissa Russell is very dangerous and has been shoot- ing with precision.
She will have the upperhand on junior Tayla Rowe, simply with experience.
Russell is supported in the goal circle by Abbey Duncan, who has had an excellent season to date.
Duncan will line up against Kate Bromley in what will be an exciting match up.
The midcourt battle will be an enthralling encounter, with both teams boasting speed, experience and a never say die attitude among their players.
Expect the result to be closer than the first round match.
GLENCOE V NANGWARRY
Glencoe and Nangwarry heads into round 13 with contrasting emotions.
The Murphies went down to Tantanoola by nine goals in their last match, while the Saints scored their second win for the season, defeating Kongorong by 18 goals.
Sitting fourth on the ladder, Glencoe would have been disappointed and needs to respond with Mount Burr breathing down its neck.
Glencoe goalies Caitlin Hentschke and Laura Edwards are working well together with Hentschke doing the majority of the shooting and Edwards playing more a feeding role.
They could line up against Hayley Burner who has been playing some defence confi- dently for the Saints, along with youngster Hayley Vanderhorst who gives her all and makes the most of being in the A Grade team.
The Saints have Cassie Dinnison and Ange Pratt in their goal circle.
The pair has continued to combine well and is capable of shooting accurately on their day.
Standing in their way will be Emily Thompson and Sarah Edwards, both have been in good form in defence for the Murphies and are both capable of getting their hands to a lot of balls and turning over the play.
There will be some good match ups in this game, but Glencoe should carry too much strength and experience and take the points from a gallant Nangwarry.
Robe has the bye.