Robe and Hatherleigh fight hard in special Anzac long weekend game

Robe d Hatherleigh
The Roosters and Eagles came out firing in their Mid South Eastern netball encounter after the pre match ceremony to commemorate Anzac Day, with much of the first quarter being goal for goal.

Robe took a few shots to find its feet in goals, but once Tori Gluyas got her eye in, she was hard to stop.

Hatherleigh goalies Maddie Redman and Abby Wight struggled with their accuracy to allow the home side come away with a three-goal lead at the first break.

Robe’s Annie Hunter and Hatherleigh’s Tegan Telfer had a great battle through the centre as both sides scored 11 goals in the second term.

Although the Roosters were unchanged, the Eagles with Demi Vanderhorst coming on at GA and Chelsea Galpin coming on at GD.

Robe took advantage of the changes and came out firing, getting lots of touches and chasing down those loose balls.

Ellen Ramke and Alannah Campbell were making it hard for Hatherleigh’s goalies, with Ramke picking off lots of balls coming into the circle and making the most of any rebound opportunity.

Hatherleigh’s goalie Abby Wight came off during the quarter with a shoulder injury and Redman returned into the shooting circle as Robe was too strong, with Sarah Laurie shooting everything in a quarter the home side won 18-5.

The Eagles made numerous changes to their team for the final term and it paid off as Redman was on fire shooting 13 of her side’s 17 goals for the quarter and only missing one goal.

Robe seemed to take its foot off the pedal as Hatherleigh came home strong, but the hosts lifted in the last five minutes to keep the visitors at bay and win by six goals.

Robe’s Annie Hunter came home with the best on court Anzac Medal.

Mount Burr d Kongorong
The Mount Burr and Kongorong game started with a few turnovers that went the Hawks way which gave them an early two-goal lead.

But as the quarter progressed, the Mozzies defenders in Simone Westerman, Madi Hagget and Olivia Dean caused turnovers to make the most of missed goal scoring opportunities.

Mount Burr continued its momentum with defensive pressure denying the Kongorong goalies scoring opportunities and building a lead.

Ebony Clark was the focal point in the circle, shooting with accuracy, while she was fed by Laura Schultz and Meg Fennell who drove strongly.

Kongorong GS Tilah Buckingham worked hard for possession to give her team the ability to score.

Rach Perry at C worked tirelessly to move the ball down court for Kongorong, but Schultz and Westerman continued to make it difficult for the attack line to use the circle edge to feed their goalies.

This allowed Haggett and Dean to turn the ball and drive it strongly into attack.

In the second half Haggett and Dean continued to take intercepts and mop up rebounds, while Fennell’s work rate and passing to the goalies was a highlight for Mount Burr in attack.

Kongorong lifted this quarter to make Mount Burr look unsettled, making uncharacteristic errors.

The game slowed in pace and intercepts were taken by both teams in the warm conditions in the final term.

Kongorong moving Tilah Buckingham to GD which paid off giving the Hawks the chance to move the ball into attack.

But Mount Burrt’s dominance in defence though Haggett and Dean, limited scoring opportunities to complete the 58-26 win.

Glencoe d Nangwarry
Glencoe scored a confidence-boosting win over Nangwarry in the third round of Mid South Eastern Netball.

Both teams started with slightly different line ups than previous weeks due to injury and unavailability and it was the Murphies, who came out strong and capitalised on every opportunity.

Jenna Paproth and Chantelle Cocks moved well and converted all turnovers, while Nangwarry started to settle with Hayley Burner and Kylie Heaver creating space.

Sarah Edwards took some very well-timed interceptions allowing Donna Jaeschke and Ashlea Edwards to bring the ball down with ease allowing their goalies to position themselves and score comfortably and build a formidable 15-goal lead by quarter time.

The Glencoe goalies in Paproth and Cocks continued their accuracy and made it very hard for Nangwarry to get many turnovers.

After the main break the Murphies came out firing and lifted it up a notch, working the ball down the court well.

Cocks stepped up for her team shooting with accuracy and positioning well with Paproth, while Sarah Edwards continued to take some beautiful intercepts allowing Glencoe to capitalise on those opportunities.

Glencoe’s experience getting them over the line with ease

Kalangadoo d Port MacDonnell
In sunny conditions, Port MacDonnell started the match against Kalangadoo strong.

The defensive combination of Alana Winter and Megan Hein caused some early turnovers to help the Demons score the first three unanswered goals.

But the Magpies stepped up their intensity and quickly settled into the match enabling them to go to the first break with a four goal advantage.

Centre Liza Mutch worked hard for Port MacDonnell, feeding her goalies Kirby Carrison and Brooke Williams accurately.

Cody Manning and Kalangadoo’s Jamie Ryan had a tight contest with Ryan making Manning earn every possession.

However, goalies Maddy Bonnano and Kori Collins began to find space and made the most of scoring opportunities to increase Kalangadoo’s advantage by 11.

The third quarter saw the Magpies step up their defence, with the defensive circle combination of Lauren Duncan and Georgia Gentile making an impact.

Midway through the third quarter an injury to Port MacDonnell’s Kirby Carrison saw Toni Gilmore enter the match at goal shooter, but some some wayward passing restricted them to four goals for the third quarter.

Bonnano shot at 100% in the final erm as Kalangadoo finished the game convincingly defeating Port MacDonnell 47 goals to 28.

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