Players battle through conditions in MSENA round 5

Robe v Kongorong

The Robe and Kongorong contest started with an unsettled five minutes with the hosts taking a couple of tumbles.

However, the second half of the quarter saw the Roosters work well together as a team, with Sarah Laurie shooting with accuracy and building an eight-goal lead.

Robe stepped up and consolidated after quarter time and made the most of every turnover, with Robe’s Annie Hunter and Lucy Perkins feeding the ball into Robe’s goalies with precision.

Kongorong’s Riley Buckingham and Robe’s Tori Gluyas had a good battle in the circle.

However, Robe upped its defensive pressure down the court, getting their hands to lots of the ball and making the most of every turnover.

Buckingham played a good last quarter for the Hawks to score eight goals, but Robe was too strong and ran out with a percentage boosting win by 52 goals.

Nangwarry v Pt MacDonnell

Port MacDonnell started the game strong, scoring the first five goals and with fantastic defence effort from Alana Winter and Belinda O’Dine who they made Nangwarry goalies Ange Pratt and Tahlia Wilson work hard for every possession.

Narelle Lewis and Liza Mutch were strong around the circle passing perfectly into Brooke Williams and Kirby Carrison.

The Saints were patient but O’Dine and Winter would capitalised on any goals missed, while Jess Trench intercepted strongly to help the Demons extend its lead.

Some changes at the main break helped Nangwarry build momentum, with Ange Pratt holding well in the goal circle and fantastic passing from Heaver and Burner.

In the end Port MacDonnell defenders O’Dine and Winter were too strong for the Nangwarry goalies and with precise shooting by Gilmore they ended up with the win.

Tantanoola v Glencoe

Tantanoola had a slightly different attack line than usual and Glencoe’s tight defence made them work hard for every ball in round 5 of Mid South Eastern netball.

The Tigers got a few goals on the board before Glencoe found the ring, but it did not take long for Jenna Paproth and Malinda Markiewicz to find their range and build a small lead.

Sarah Edwards and Chelsea Owen caused havoc for the Tigers attackers and picked up any loose balls that came their way.

Glencoe continued to build on its lead with Donna Jaeschke and Ashlea Edwards finding each other well in attack and delivering the ball into their goalies.

Glencoe extended its lead during the game despite multiple changes by the Tigers to try and add spark to the side.

Glencoe’s outfit proved too strong for the home team and took the points comfortably 72-43.

Mount Burr v Kalangadoo

Kalangadoo had Abbey Duncan back for a game at goal attack which was a welcome addition to the side for the battle against Mount Burr.

The Magpies scored the first goal through youngster Kori Collins and this was met with a quick reply from the Mozzies, moving the ball strongly down the court.

Kalangadoo applied defensive pressure, rebounding strongly from missed shots. Both teams took time to settle into the game, each causing turnovers and after a tight opening quarter Mount Burr led by a solitary goal.

Defensive pressure from Kalangadoo made things difficult for The Mozzies to get a pass from the circle edge, causing turnovers that Kalangadoo scored from.

Their pressure all over the court meant Mount Burr’s passes were not hitting the intended targets as centre Laura Schultz worked hard to drive the ball into attack and feed her goalies.

Kalangadoo made the most of its scoring opportunities during the quarter, demonstrating its ability to feed the Magpie goalies and convert from forced turnovers, leading by six goals at half time.

Mount Burr built momentum after the main break after a timely intercept by Hagget in the Kalangadoo goal circle, allowing Brown to convert and peg back one goal.

Kalangadoo continued to pressure the ball the entire length of the court limiting the opportunities for the Mozzies to penetrate the shooting circle. This was a tightly contested quarter with both teams working hard to make the most of any turnovers.

Peacock and Schultz continued to drive the ball down court for their respective teams in centre, but neither side was able to make ground with the scores being eight goals a-piece and the six-goal margin remaining at three quarter time.

Mount Burr’s defence was under pressure with Kalangadoo scoring the first three goals in the final term with Peacock at centre for Kalangadoo driving the ball into attack.

Abby Duncan was the focal point in the Kalangadoo circle scoring nine of the 14 goals with 100% accuracy.

Ebony Clark (GS) for Mount Burr was matching her at the other end scoring all 11 goals for her side in the final term with only one miss.

The pressure all over the court meant that Kalangadoo had more opportunities to feed its goalies and win the quarter by a thre goals and after a tight affair the Magpies held on to win by nine goals.

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