Rested Magpies ready to swoop on Demons

ROUND 11 MSENA PREVIEW

KALANGADOO  V PORT MACDONNELL

Kalangadoo will take on the Port MacDonnell Demons at its home ground after a break in matches since before the long weekend.

Despite being well-rested, Kalangadoo will be without Chloe Pratt who suffered a serious ankle injury at the Country Championships in Adelaide.

Fortunately for Kalangadoo they have a lot of depth in their team and while Pratt will be missed they will have someone ready to step up in her position.

Abbey Duncan has been in brilliant form, earning herself a spot in the Top 10 team at the Country Championships.

Port MacDonnell played Glencoe in its last outing, going down by 23 goals.

The Demons have showed glimpses of good netball this season but have not been able to get the results they would have liked.

Their defensive combination of Morgan Amy and Lisa McGregor will be put to the test against the likes of the Magpies Duncan, Melissa Russell and Ebony McDiarmid.

Michelle Moore has been consistent for the Bay through the middle and will have a good battle against Kalangadoo coach Jayde Peacock.

ROBE V NANGWARRY

The Robe Roosters are at home this week and take on Nangwarry.

Robe went down  to Tantanoola by seven goals at the weekend in a hard fought contest, while Nangwarry  were easily defeated by Hatherleigh, going down by 56 goals.

Robe has covered all its injuries well this season.

Georgia Perkins has been a stand-out for the team most weeks, while Asha Pettit and Keryn Moore have stepped up and taken control in the midcourt.

Sarah Laurie and Tori Gluyas have been consistent in goals, shooting and combining well.

Kylie Heaver returned from injury for the Saints and played in goals with Ange Pratt in the absence of coach Cassie Dinnison.

The pair worked hard and tried to make the most of limited opportunities.

They will again be under pressure against the Roosters’ Perkins, Alannah Campbell and Kimberly Austin.

Hayley Burner has been a stand-out for the Saints and is vital in controlling the play through the middle.

The defence line of Hayley Vanderhorst and Carly Ploenges work at an extremely high rate and will need to keep this up to curb the influence of the Roosters Laurie and Gluyas.

GLENCOE V MT BURR

Glencoe head home this week and take on Mount Burr, after a convincing 23 goal  win against Port MacDonnell at the weekend, while Mount Burr trounced Kongorong and  easily took the points.

Last time the two teams met it was Mount Burr  that took the win by 13 goals and showed everyone they are serious contender.

Mount Burr’s  Ebony Clark has been shooting with accuracy, ably backed by Sarah Nulty.

Glencoe’s defensive unit of Sarah Edwards and Emily Thompson will need to be at their best to stop Clark and Nulty’s opportunities.

Down the other end of the court, Heidi Clark and Madi Haggett have been outstanding for the Mozzies and are one of the most formidable defence combinations in the league.

They will make Caitlin Hentschke and Laura Edwards earn their goals.

The midcourt battle will be one to watch with the Murphies Ashlea Edwards and Donna Jaescke capable of creating havoc for their opponents, but the likes of the inform Laura Schultz for the Mozzies, standing in their way.

Shooting accuracy will be important in this game, as both teams have defenders capable of turning over any missed opportunities.

There will be a few nerves in this big game, the team that settles first will likely take the points.

KONGORONG V TANTANOOLA

The Hawks head home this week and take on Tantanoola.

The young Kongorong side were shown a netball lesson by Mount Burr at the weekend, going down by 61 goals.

Tantanoola defeated Robe in a closer contest, getting up by just 7 goals.

Tantanoola have been  in good form, with their attack line working brilliantly together and setting up plenty of opportunities for Emma Gould and Jami Walker in the  circle.

The Tigers were without Tayla Rowe in their last match.

If she returns, she will add some height in their defensive circle.

Rowe, along with Kate Bromley and Alex Lucas, work overtime in defence and will put pressure on the young Hawks.

Kongorong are unsettled and are moving  positions constantly in the hope of finding a working combination.

 Emily Lightbody, Ella McIntyre and Riley Buckingham will likely start in defence for the Hawks.

The Tigers have plenty to play for and they will want to hold onto their spot in the top four.

Hatherleigh has the bye.

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