Robe and Glencoe share the points in coastal thriller

Robe and Glencoe share the points in coastal thriller

Robe v Glencoe

Nothing could separate Robe and Glencoe in round 2 of the Mid South East Netball Association on Saturday, with the sides fighting out a draw.

The Roosters hosted the Murphies in what was a very defensive game from both ends.

There were plenty of strong arms and rebounding from Glencoe’s Sarah Edwards at goal defence and Tameka Medhurst at keeper.

This gave Glencoe a slight advantage in the first quarter.

However, Robe settled towards the end of the quarter after Kimberley Austin provided ample defensive pressure, and at quarter time Glencoe was just in front 10-7.

Robe set about getting more access to the ball in the second quarter, with Lucy Perkins utilising great angles down through the mid court.

Sarah Laurie was driving well within the goal ring and finishing off to meet up to the Glencoe score.

Sophie Bates and her speed and interceptions helped Robe to bring the half time score to a single goal, with the Murphies up 20-19.

A goalie switch worked well for Glencoe at the beginning of the third, increasing their lead out to six goals.

An ankle injury to Laurie also forced a goalie switch in Robe’s shooting circle.

Glencoe capitalised with some speed and accurate shooting.

However, the Roosters kept their heads well, switching Demi Carter into a running role at goal attack, with Sarah holding space in shooter.

The final change score reflected a tight match between the teams, with the Murphies still holding a slender 32-31 lead.

Glencoe opened the final quarter strongly, creating space and accuracy within the goal ring from both of their shooters Cocks and Paproth.

Glencoe’s mid court controlled their passing and fed well to their shooters.

But Robe’s determination and positive team play allowed them to be one goal up in the final minute.

Glencoe then utilised their centre to score in the last five seconds to level the scores and the game finished in a draw, 44-all.

Robe’s best players were Sarah Laurie and Lucy Perkins, with Donna Jaenschke and Tameka Medhurst taking the honours for Glencoe.

Mount Burr V Kalangadoo

Mount Burr hosted Kalangadoo is sunny conditions, which made for a great day of netball.

The Mozzies were missing Danika Shepherd, but had young shooter Ashlee Dean return to the side for her first game of the season.

Shooter Ebony McDiarmid was the focal point in the Pies’ goal circle through the accurate feeding of goal attack Abbey Duncan and centre Jayde Peacock in the first quarter.

Mount Burr brought on Abbey Falting at centre to try to add drive into the attack line.

Ashlee Dean at shooter was the focal point for the Mozzies, however the defensive pressure of the Kalangadoo midcourt forced turnovers and allowed circle to defenders to take possession.

The Pies capitalised on turnovers to have a nine goal lead at quarter time.

Mount Burr returned Laura Schultz to centre and Olivia Dean to goal shooter, creating drive and a great combination with wing attack Ella Easterby.

Kalangadoo’s wing attack Jane Auld drove strongly to the circle edge, moving the ball quickly down court, feeding Duncan’s strong drives close to the post.

Georgia Gentile and Lauren Kain continued to force errors in Mount Burr’s attack line, which were converted through accurate shooting.

In the third quarter Peacock and Schutlz created pressure for their respective teams.

During the third, Chloe Peacock entered the game at wing attack with Auld continuing to be a strong presence on the circle edge at centre.

Munro was getting tips on the ball when forced into the Burr’s circle making the Dean girls work hard for possession.

A Dean created space, once again shooting with accuracy with some goals coming from strong rebounding.

The Burr made some progress in defence but were unable to stem the flow with Kalangadoo having a 24 goal lead at three quarter time.

In the final quarter Mount Burr defenders Madi Haggett and Megan Thiele started to create turnovers and put pressure on Kalangadoo goalies.

A Dean continued to drive strongly into the goal circle maintaining possession through accurate feeding from Schultz and Easterby.

Duncan worked outside of the circle to gain possession and feed McDiarmid at shooter.

Haggett and Thiele rebounded missed opportunities and Mount Burr used the ball well down court to score.

The Burr held its own and the last quarter was even at 10 a piece.

Kalangadoo came away with a solid win, with the final score being 54 to 30.

Port MacDonnell v Nangwarry

Another sunny day at Port Mac had Nangwarry in its first hit out for season 2024 taking on the Demons who were coming off a loss against Kalangadoo in round 1.

Port MacDonnell started off well with Cody Manning at goal attack shooting 100% and Kori Collins working herself into the game at goal shooter, missing quite a few opportunities, but still scoring nine for the quarter.

Nangwarry’s young and inexperienced side found it difficult to keep up with the Demons, unable to score in the first quarter.

However Kayla Gray was a shining light for them in defence taking numerous intercepts and rebounds and making Port Mac’s goalies earn every goal.

The score at quarter time was 13-0.

Nangwarry made some changes at the break which seemed to work.

Lacey Neale moved to goal shooter and shot their one and only goal for the term.

Port Mac’s midcourt continued to play a strong game, Alysha Coon creating many turnovers at centre and Megan Hein getting a lot of touches at wing defence.

Emily Thompson was also impressive for the Demons at goal keeper, gathering a lot of possessions.

Taysha Marshall gave her all for the Saints at wing defence, but Port Mac had the lead 26-1 at half time.

The third quarter saw some Demon changes, Cody Manning came to the bench, Sophie Lewis came on to wing attack, Hein moved into goals and Kate Faint to wing defence.

The Saints retained their line up after half time and built on their score slightly with Neale and Sheridan Sakkers scoring a goal each.

The Demons should have advanced with their score line more than they did, but missed opportunities hurt them and Kayla Gray continued rebounding beautifully for the Saints.

The final quarter had no changes from either team and Emily Thompson continued her good work in defence, ably backed by Alana Berkefeld.

Collins and Hein struggled to capitalise as Gray really grew from strength to strength at keeper for the Saints and played a game that coach Chrystal Lock would have been proud of.

While the game was quite a scrappy affair at times, the Saints will only improve from here on in.

Port Mac heads into the bye before taking on Mount Burr in round 4.

The final score was 50-4 and best players for the Demons were Alysha Coon and Emily Thompson, while for the Saints it was Kayla Gray and Taysha Marshall.

Hatherleigh v Kongorong

Hatherleigh had a slow start to the game with Kongorong showing more shooting accuracy, with the Eagles catching up to be level pegging at the end of the first quarter.

Strong defence by Lara MacGregor and Demi Vanderhorst kept the pressure on the Kongorong goalies, in turn keeping the score low.

Hatherleigh made some tactical changes in the second quarter and moved Demi Vanderhorst from goal keeper to shooter where she and Bree Harris quickly settled into the game, changing the whole dynamic.

Hatherleigh had two juniors who played well in centre assisting with the flow down the court and many turnovers.

In the third quarter Hatherleigh’s Erin Watson continued to feed the ball into the goal circle and the Hatherleigh goalies took advantage of the quick passes.

Kongorong’s Emily Lightbody kept up the defensive pressure against the Eagles’ goalies and at the beginning of the fourth quarter the Hawks made the tactical change of moving their goal shooter to keeper to add more height in Hatherleigh’s goal circle, with this change Evie Seely moved into goal shooter.

The Hatherleigh goalies adjusted well to this change in the circle, continuing to take charge of the game and taking the game 57-36.

Best players for Hatherleigh were Erin Watson and Bree Harris, and for Kongorong it was Evie Seely and Emily Lightbody.

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