Players brave wet conditions

Cold, wet and windy conditions greeted Hobitz and Intruders as they faced each other in the second round of the 2022 Mount Gambier Netball Association Under 15’s season.

In the first half of the game Intruders had strong defensive play but they could not match up with the passes between the Hobitz players.

Intruders’ goal attack Olivia White, shooter Dakota Verity, centre Eleanor Doyle and wing attack Neve Rossouw in wing attack showed drive, flow, and great passing.

Hobitz goal shooters Ayla Green and Lacey Hannaford, with goal attack Felicity Kelly, also shone in the side’s third scoring 11 goals in the first half.

However, White and Verity scored 13, making sure Intruders stayed in front with the score at halftime a nail-biting 13-11.

Throughout the second half of the game both teams played fiercely but as Green scored 11 goals in the half compared to the Intruders’ total of eight, it showed that Hobitz were there to put up a fight.

The final minutes swept away on the court but both teams kept their heads, despite Intruders being a little rattled.

After a hard-fought contest, Hobitz came away with a seven-point win.

This will sure be a future match-up to watch in the finals season.

A2 Grade

The wet conditions abated as Saints and Hobitz faced off in round 2 of the MGNA A2 competition.

The game already seemed like an intense matchup before the whistle even blew.

A simple shot was scored by Hobitz goal attack Lesha Goldsmith, giving a preview of the match to come.

There was a great rivalry to watch between Saints wing defence Melissa Chuck and Hobitz wing attack and co-captain Bec Wallace.

Hobitz centre Jasmine Disselbach, and Wallace combined brilliantly with clean passes into their third, leading and also their defence.

Goldsmith and shooter Sierra Young shot brilliantly and worked hard but Saints goal defence Alexandra Lloyd was the player to watch.

Lloyd was a star though the Hobitz third and centre third as she worked hard throughout all quarters.

As the first half ended, Hobitz led by 19-7 but that did not slow down the Saints.

Saints defensive players refused to drop their heads in the second half and fought back against their opposition with admirable sportsmanship from Young and Saints goalkeeper Tila Pelkonen.

Hobitz took the game 42-12, but the major takeaway was the grit and determination from the Saints side.

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