The South Eastern Times : September 4th 2014
MID SOUTH EAST NETBALL 31 All on the line in MSE netball AS the main event draws closer, players, coaches and spectators prepare for another competitive round of Mid South East netball with the preliminary final held at Port MacDonnell. A grade: Hatherleigh v Robe THE Roosters will have a tough job this weekend, when they face an in form Hatherleigh side who they have failed to beat this season. Robe’s Felicity Carter holds her space well and is known for her accuracy in goals. She combines well with Keeley Mason who uses her height and athleticism to move with skill and create opportunity. The Eagle’s defence will need to work hard to stop these two talented goalies from using the goal circle and scoring for their team. On the wing, the Eagle’s Annabel Brooks is a tight defender who will be well matched against Robe’s Kate Schubert. Schubert drives hard onto the circle and feeds the ball into her goalies with accuracy. Through the mid-court, Erin Watson and Demi Smith both drive hard for the Eagle’s as do Hayley Smart and Keely Venn for the Roosters. This will be a great battle irrespective of who takes the court. Hannah Perkins works tire- lessly on the defensive wing for the Roosters and this weekend she will be up against the speedy Demi Smith who feeds the ball with skill into her goalies. The tough area for Robe will be in defence, with Keston Green and Kelsey Bromley positioning well in the goal circle. The Rooster’s Kimberley Austin and Chloe Dawson work consistently and with strength in the defensive goal circle. Dawson has plenty of agility, while Austin uses her strength to rebound strongly under the post. Demi Carter provides a backup goalie for the Roosters, while Michelle Hann and Maddie Pulmer are available for Hatherleigh. A reserve: Hatherleigh v Tantanoola FOLLOWING a close match against Glencoe a fortnight ago, the Tigers will be looking to step it up a notch against Hatherleigh. Tantanoola has height in the goal ring, with Jo Wilson a dominant shooter, using her strength to hold position under the post. The young Estella Serle is accurate from anywhere in the goal IMPROVEMENT: Hatherleigh’s Keston Green will be looking at improving the attacking side of the Eagles this weekend. circle and finds good space on court. The Eagles have plenty of experience in defence with Megan Allen working hard with Courtney Mesecke to make the most of any missed shots. Skye Irwin provides strength on the defensive wing for the Eagles with her tight checking defence and she runs well through the mid-court if required. She works well with Sarah Haines who is a quick and agile mid-court player who applies pressure and drives well into attack. These two will be well matched against the quick, creative and smart Kath Taylor and Bec Scanlon from the Tigers. Scanlon captains the side well as she switches from attack to defence with skill. In the Tigers’ defensive end, Kristie Rowe is an impressive defender outside or inside. She works well with the tall Lucy Barber on the wing and Kate Versace, who has amazing defensive reach. The Hatherleigh goalies will need to be creative in the circle, as they make up for their height disadvantage with experience. Cate Lepley is a fast moving player who feeds the circle exceptionally well from the wing, while Michelle Hann is also a fast player who uses the space in the goal ring to her advantage. WEATHER FOR MILLICENT BEACHPORT TIDE TIMES Thursday 4 0725am 0.9 0916am 0.9 1140am 1 0908pm 0.5 Friday 5 1148am 1 0649pm 0.5 - - - - Saturday 6 0152am 0.6 0410am 0.6 1137am 1.1 0649pm 0.4 Sunday 7 1241am 0.6 0500am 0.5 1145am 1.1 0710pm 0.4 Max 15°C Min 5°C Clearing Shower Chance of Rain - 60% Thursday Max 17°C Min 3°C Mostly Sunny Chance of Rain - 20% Friday Max 18°C Min 4°C Sunny Chance of Rain - 30% Saturday Max 19°C Min 6°C Mostly Sunny Chance of Rain - 30% Sunday Max 19°C Min 8°C Possible Shower Chance of Rain - 90% Monday Thursday Partly cloudy. The chance of isolated showers during the morning. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to around 5 with daytime temperatures reaching around 15. Friday Patchy morning fog. Sunny afternoon. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to around 3 with daytime temperatures reaching around 18. Saturday Patchy morning fog. Sunny day. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to around 3 with daytime temperatures reaching around 19. Coastal: Thursday Winds Northeast to easterly 10 to 15 knots turning east to southeasterly during the afternoon. Seas Around 1 metre. Swell Southwesterly 2 to 2.5 metres. Friday Winds East to southeasterly about 10 knots. Seas Below 1 metre. Swell Southwesterly 2 to 2.5 metres. 648454 www.thesoutheasterntimes.com.au The South Eastern Times, Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 31 ROBE TIDE TIMES Thursday 4 0737am 0.9 0928am 0.9 1152am 1 0920pm 0.5 Friday 5 1200pm 1 0701pm 0.5 - - - - Saturday 6 0204am 0.6 0422am 0.6 1149am 1.1 0701pm 0.4 Sunday 7 1253am 0.6 0512am 0.5 1157am 1.1 0722pm 0.4 Thursday 4th Friday 5th Saturday 6th Sunday 7th Sunrise 6:25 Sunrise 6:23 Sunrise 6:22 Sunrise 6:20 Sunset 5:50 Sunset 5:50 Sunset 5:51 Sunset 5:52 Both are well supported by the fast moving Conor Wingard who moves quickly in the ring and works in well with Hann. The Tiger’s Alana Fensom is a tenacious mid-court player who plays with strength while the Eagles also have the services of Cody Manning who plays well in the mid-court or goals if required. B grade: Kalangadoo v Port MacDonnell IN B grade Kalangadoo takes on Port MacDonnell. The Demon’s Cristan Smith has been working well in goals, moves well in the circle and is not shy to get up for the rebounds. She is ably supported by the tall and agile Bec Coutts and the versatile Brooke Williams who moves well in the circle. The experienced and reliable Lauren Lewis works hard outside the ring and is a great feeder. This weekend they will be up against tough defence in Sami Collins, Lydia Mules, Kathia Martin and Caitlin Blackmore from the Magpie’s line-up. Martin and Blackmore com- bine well in the defensive circle, using their height to block their opponents and minimise scoring opportunities, while Collins and Mules apply pressure to every pass. LAST CHANCE: The Rooster’s Chloe Dawson will be looking to read every ball this weekend. Through the mid-court Demons’ centre Tina Collins slows the ball down and ensures the transition down the court flows smoothly. The Magpies’ Amy Bruins will look to upset this control this weekend with a quick approach to her transitions. In defence, Libby Altorfer and Lacey Neale go hard for the ball and don’t back down, sticking tight to their opponents. They are ably supported by talented playing coach Narelle Lewis who gets lots of intercepts through smart play and strong rebounding. The match between Lewis and the accurate Sarah Durbridge, who moves well for Kalangadoo, will be exciting to watch. Fiona Scott applies plenty of pressure at keeper and will work hard to shut down the Magpie’s smart and experienced Kirby Bannister at every opportunity. B reserve: Port MacDonnell v Hatherleigh THE Eagles and the Demons will go head to head in a battle for a position in the grand final. In Port MacDonnell’s attack, Janine Merrett is an experienced winger. She is exceptional at strong passes into the goalies and is a leader on the court. She feeds the ball well into the reliable and accurate Megan Perryman who uses the goal ring to her advantage and Kelly Cawthorne who is a stable goalie. They will likely match up against Hatherleigh’s Staci Faulkner, Fiona Jackman and Jill Paul who apply solid defensive pressure and use the space well to take many intercepts. The Demon’s Brianna Higgs has a wonderful ability to slow and control the play down the court. She can read the play and take a strong two handed intercept. Through the mid-court Paige Cawthorne has a never say die attitude and uses her fitness to beat her opponent. On Saturday she will be up against the Eagle’s speedy and agile Karen Bowman, who will make Paige Cawthorne work hard to maintain possession. In Hatherleigh’s attacking end, Hannah Proud, Sarah Palmer and Theresa Andre work hard and attack the ball with pace. They will be well matched against the talented Kelly Millard and the versatile Kelly Habner who is a very determined player in any position. Sharon Buchanan provides stability in defence for the Demons as she plays tight on her opponent.
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