Weather causes on-court chaos

PORT MACDONNELL V KONGORONG

A mid torrential conditions, Port MacDonnell started off strong in their match against Kongorong, getting the first four goals on the board, with the latter down by six goals at quarter time.

Kongorong then made changes to their side and gained on their opponent by outscoring them by two goals in the second quarter.

Port Mac then moved Lisa McGregor and Morgan Amy to defence, while Kongorong changed Sam Fox and Sarah Beare, hoping to improve their drive through the mid-court.

Port Mac continued strongly and found con- sistency in the third quarter, leading by eight  goals at the break.

However, the matched finished in Port Mac’s favour, with the team winning the game by 16 goals.

KALANGADOO VS GLENCOE

Meanwhile, in wet conditions Kalangadoo hosted Glencoe in the annual Indigenous Round.

Both teams tussled through the first quarter, with  great defensive efforts from both teams, creat- ing many turnovers with Jane Auld and Ashlea  Edwards feeding beautifully into the circle.

In the second quarter, the Kalangadoo defence of Chloe Pratt, Mikaila Pitt and Chelsea Croser stepped it up, giving the  Kalangadoo goalies many opportunities to con- vert in slippery conditions.

Kalangadoo went into the first half with a 10-goal lead.

Glencoe’s Emily Thompson moved from goalkeeper to goal shooter at half-time, which created a new defensive line up with Rebecca Edwards moving into goal defence and Sarah Edwards replacing Thompson at goalkeeper.

Laura Edwards worked hard outside the circle and created many angles for Glencoe in their scoring opportunities.

The final quarter saw Kalangadoo’s Melissa Russell and Abbey Duncan dominate the goal circle, combining well and shooting at a high percentage to increase the final margin to 35.

Kalangadoo finished the match 60-25, defeat- ing Glencoe.

Kalangadoo’s Chloe Pratt was awarded the Brennan Family Indigenous Medal.

TANTANOOLA V HATHERLEIGH

With conditions much the same as prior games, Tantanoola hosted Hatherleigh, with the latter gaining the upper-hand in the starting minutes.

 Maddie Pulmer and Lacey Haines con- verted the first three goals of the match, with  the rest of the quarter a tight battle all over court.

Hatherleigh finished the quarter up four points, 14-10, mirroring the gap in points  for the second quarter, which finished 25-21 in Hatherleigh’s favour.

Tantanoola’s Casey Walker came out strong at WA in the third quarter, feeding the ball with precision to Emma Gould who shot 13 goals for the term.

At the opposite wing Hatherleigh’s Tegan  Merrett stood out with her agility and speed, hit- ting the ring with plenty of space.

Tant managed  to pull a few goals back and ended the quarter down a point, with Hatherleigh up 36-35.

The final term started tight as expected after a strongly contested match all day, but Hatherleigh’s circle defenders, Sarah Broadhead and Maddie Redman, took vital intercepts when needed.

Hatherleigh ended the game winners in a tightly contested match, 50-45.

MOUNT BURR V ROBE

Mount Burr started its match strong against Robe, scoring the first eight  goals of the game before their oppo- nent had hit the scoreboard.

Robe’s Keryn Moore and Asha Pettit had their work cut out for them as Mount Burr’s Laura Schultz, Ann Guyett and Layla Baker showed great intensity and pressure down the court causing many turnovers.

Mount Burr goalies Ebony Clark and Sarah Nulty were able to capitalise and convert on the scoreboard but Robe answered back with defenders Alannah Campbell and Georgia  Perkins gaining momentum, leading Robe to a strong finish to the first quarter.

Mount Burr led at the first break 13-7.

The team started the second quarter with a change of Schultz into the C and Baker into WA.

Robe carried their momentum from the first quarter into the second scoring the first goal.

Robe’s defensive line continued to work tirelessly, with WD Sammy Telfer and GD  Alannah Campbell’s defensive pressure creat- ing many opportunities for Robe to gain pos- session and transition down court.

 Robe’s goalies Sarah Laurie and Tori Gluyas  hit their stride and converted on all oppor- tunities given to them, making it difficult for  defenders Heidi Clark and Madi Haggett.

Mount Burr’s attack line settled late in the second quarter and began to find form in their attacking combinations.

This quarter remained mostly even with Mount Burr leading at half time 26-19.

Robe continued to fight in the third quarter, upping their pressure around their defensive circle and making it difficult for Mount Burr’s C Schultz and WA Baker to feed their goalies.

Despite a tight start to the quarter, Mount Burr built on their lead in this quarter, up 37-25.

The last quarter started with changes made to both sides.

However, Mount Burr’s Nulty found her range in the goal circle and was able to convert on all opportunities given to her.

Both teams finished strong, but Mount Burr were able to hold onto the lead winning the match 46-33.

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