South East performs at state carnivals

The end of June marked a busy time in the netball calendar with the region being represented with pride at the 2022 SAPSASA Netball Country State Carnival.

A number of teams represented the mid and lower South East regions across a variety of grades where players shot for glory.

Each side played three games across the carnival and in the Country Division 1 competition the Mid South East unit enjoyed a grand performance winning all three games.

Their campaign started on a winning note against Northern where they won by the comfortable margin of 23 goals.

A tighter contest took place against Central Eyre Peninsula where Mid South East emerged on top 21-10 before finishing with a flourish by 25 goals against North Eastern.

Mid South East joined Barossa and Light as the only undefeated sides from the competition, while it was a tale of what could have been for the Lower South East outfit.

The side looked the goods completing a comfortable 15-goal triumph over Central Eyre Peninsula, while it would have still held its head high after coming within a single successful shot at the ring in a thriller with Riverland.

But any hope of rising up the table for Lower South East was diminished by a heavy defeat to Southern Fleurieu.

Despite being the sole Limestone Coast party, the Upper South East was in peerless form in the Country Division 2 competition.

The team clean swept the tournament beating Whyalla, Murray Bridge and Kangaroo Island by 21, 18 and 14 goals respectively.

The only other sides in the same ballpark as Upper South East were Mid North and Gawler, who also scored three-peats.

More wins were collected in the Country Division 3 grade where it was the Mid South East’s turn to steal the spotlight.

Solid wins over Northern and North Eastern got the ball rolling before Mid South East edged out Central Eyre Peninsula by just three goals in the most exciting game of the campaign.

The Lower South East also took part and enjoyed a nail-biting clash against Central Eyre Peninsula and was the victor, but could not repeat the success against Riverland and Southern Fleurieu.

Upper South East further enhanced its reputation by dominating the Country Division 4 tournament.

None of Whyalla, Murray Mallee and Kangaroo Island could match the Limestone Coast team which enjoyed an average winning margin of 37 goals.

Gawler and Mid North also enjoyed undefeated campaigns, but conceded many more goals than Upper South East.

But no matter the result, every player would have taken so much from their special experience representing the region at SAPSASA level.

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