Murphies claim solid victory

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Glencoe vs Kalangadoo

Kalangadoo made the trip to Glencoe in what was set to be the match of the 10th Mid South Eastern Netball Association round on Saturday.

The Murphies took the first centre pass, with a stepping call resulting in the Magpies scoring the first two goals of the game.

Glencoe’s Donna Jaeschke and Ashlea Edwards then took control of the attack end, working the ball patiently onto the circle edge to allow their goalies to settle into the game.

A collision between Glencoe’s Sarah Edwards and Kalangadoo’s Kori Collins rattled the young goalie, putting the onus on Abbey Duncan as the Murphies led into the first break 16 to 14.

The maroon’s goalie combination of Jenna Paproth and Malinda Markiewicz came out with confidence finding the post with ease and being fed accurately by Ashlea Edwards.

Magpies’ Kirsty Egan was able to link well with Duncan to transition the ball into attack despite high hands over pressure from Murphy Chloe Pfitzner.

Despite the efforts of Lauren Kain and Reanna Wetherall to get hand to ball, the Murphies headed into the break having taken the second quarter by six goals.

Kalangadoo came out firing after the main break, upping the ante in defence led by Wetherall. The tussle between Jayde Peacock and Jaeschke intensified with neither wanting to back down from the others physical presence.

Duncan found another gear, using her speed to create plenty of space under the post but Glencoe was able to gain back some momentum toward the back end of the quarter to hold a four-goal lead.

The work rate from the Glencoe lifted in the final term, working hard to maintain possession against the body on defence from the Pies.

The Murphies goalies finished strong, both shooting at 100% accuracy with Markiewicz converting 11 of the 17 goals in the final quarter to score a tight 10-goal win.

Nangwarry v Tantanoola

Tantanoola started strong against Nangwarry with precise passing around the circle from Casey Walker and accurate shooting from Jami Walker scoring the first three goals.

The Saints did not let the slow start bother them with interceptions from Shannon Higgins and Hayley Burner and accurate shooting from Ange Pratt and Tahlia Wilson helping to tie the scoreboard.

Tantanoola came out firing in the second quarter with great defence from Tayla Rowe and Kate Bromley.

Bella Poulish stepped up with Jami Walker to score every turnover opportunity and increase the lead to 10 goals by the main break.

Kylie Heaver and Pratt stepped it up a notch for the Saints in the third and moved the ball well down the court.

But Casey Walker again proved why she is a player to watch out for with her drive into the circle hard to stop.

With a few intercepts from Varcoe and Bromley, Tantanoola was able to get a run on Nangwarry in the final quarter.

Higgins and Vanderhorst continued to work hard in defence and were well supported by Ebony Lawson.

Jami Walker continued her dominance in the goal circle for the Tigers shooting with high accuracy throughout the game.

While the quarter was an even contest the damage was already done, with Tantanoola walking away with the win.

Hatherleigh v Mount Burr

Hatherleigh and Mount Burr fought hard in their round 10 MSE netball clash on Saturday afternoon.

The Mozzies applied the pressure hard and fast early on which forced the home side to fumble and create errors.

Mount Burr was quick to capitalise on turnovers and headed into the first break with a six goal lead. 

Hatherleigh came out with a lot of fight and intensity during a much more of an even scoring quarter.

The Mozzies’ Ebony Clark found plenty of space in the goal circle which saw her convert easily while the mid court matchup between Erin Watson and Laura Schultz was a great tussle. 

The Eagles stepped up their defensive pressure, but Mount Burr maintained its advantage.

A few defensive pickups for the home side and some great touches from Chelsea Galpin helped change the momentum, but Mount Burr entered the final break with an eight goal lead. 

Hatherleigh continued to apply full court pressure, but the Mozzies played with control and smarts. Clark had a huge last term with 14 goals alone which saw her outscore the home side who managed to add 12 goals to the board.

Port MacDonnell v Kongorong

Port MacDonnell hosted neighbours Kongorong who were keen to play after having two weekends off.

The young Hawks’ side came out strong playing a fast game led by shooter Tilah Buckingham, who utilised her height well and was on the receiving end across the court.

However, the Demons worked hard down the defensive end to gain turnovers.

The Demons’ Kirby Carrison came off with blood towards the end of the first quarter, allowing youngster Lara Wilson to hit the court as they carried a three-goal lead into the break.

Both teams settled after the break as Kongorong’s Riley Buckingham worked to keep experienced goalie Toni Gilmore under control as she shot with accuracy and was hard to beat.

Demon Brooke Williams again found herself playing centre and had a good battle with Kongorong’s Rach Perry.

Despite Kongorong’s efforts, the “Bay” maintained its six goal lead at half time.

Port MacDonnell transitioned the ball with ease down the court but at times they were too quick for themselves, allowing Kongorong to gain possession of the ball.

Tilah Buckingham took on the majority of the shooting as Demon Winter had Evie Sealey under control. Although Riley Buckingham’s agility allowed her to cover Gilmore down the court, she was unstoppable in the ring to build the lead.

Port MacDonnell looked to dig deep in the final term and took advantage of any rebounding opportunities.

Despite the best efforts of Kongorong defenders Riley Buckingham and Lucas, they were unable to gain the lead and were defeated by Port MacDonnell by 15 goals.

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