The South Eastern Times : April 8th 2014
18 - The South Eastern Times, Tuesday, April 8, 2014 www.thesoutheasterntimes.com.au 18 MID SOUTH EAST NETBALL ROUND 2 of the Mid South East netball season was a contrast of tight matches and big defeats. A draw resulted from the Glencoe Mount Burr clash while at the other end of the scale a big defeat was handed down to Robe at the hands of Kalangadoo. Glencoe 37 drew with Mount Burr 37 IN wet and slippery conditions, nothing could separate Mount Burr and Glencoe. Glencoe began strongly with a clean intercept by Bec Wilson essentially giving it the first two goals of the game. In Mount Burr's first hit out of the season, Ebony Clark took time to find her shooting range and Glencoe was able to capital- ise early on a number of missed scoring opportunities. However, Mount Burr steadied late in the term and was able to close the margin to just one goal at quarter time. The second quarter continued the even encounter. Mount Burr goalies Ebony Clark and Hayley Agnew, worked well together in the ring, creating a number of passing opportuni- ties between each other and missing only one shot for the quarter which saw the scores locked at 19 each at half time. Glencoe came back firing after the break with the defensive unit of Wilson, Donna Jaeschke and Ebony McDiarmid taking a number of intercepts down the court. The attack end became more settled with Kelly Aubert find- ing her range in the goal circle and Ashlea Edwards dominating the centre corridor which saw Glencoe take a strong six goal lead into the final term. However, the tides turned in the final quarter, with Mount Burr keen to claw back the deficit. Defenders Megan Thiele and Heidi Clark both played solid games, forcing their opposition to stay behind them and to move horizontally. The pairing was the catalyst for many turnovers in the final term with exceptional reach. A contact call made after the final whistle allowed Clark to seal a draw for her side and she finished with accuracy under pressure. Best players for Mount Burr were Ebony Clark and Megan Thiele while Glencoe was best served by Bec Wilson and Ashlea Edwards. Port MacDonnell 67 d Nangwarry 43 PORT MacDonnell's pressure was the difference in this match, with unforced errors causing both teams to look for improvement next round. The game began goal for goal and was highlighted by early errors from both sides. Nangwarry made some undis- ciplined mid-court errors while Cassie Dinnison worked hard in defence but Nangwarry found it hard to get into the ring. Tamara Ferguson and Toni-Lee Gilmore combined well for the Bay, converting accurately with Gilmore dominating in goals, scoring 14 with only one miss. The second term saw more unforced errors but also saw Teresa Stewart and Emily Taylor have a tight tussle through the mid-court. Kayla Gray lifted in defence as did Nicole Reeves using her height to her advantage while Gilmore continued her domi- nance. Nangwarry found it hard get- ting the ball out of defence due to Port MacDonnell's tight mid court pressure and missed easy goal opportunities. The third quarter again saw Gilmore dominate in goals, scor- ing 11 from 14 attempts. Nangwarry made changes with the two goalies swapping, with Danni Mckinnon coming on to replace Carly Ploenges hoping for some more spark. But further changes in the final term with Chloe McDiarmid going to centre and Teresa Stewart to WA couldn't turn the game around and the Demons ran out easy winners. Kalangadoo 77 d Robe 44 BOTH teams began well with some great passages of play with only two goals in it at the first break, play was tight in the second quarter however Kalangadoo stretched the lead to 10. All positions were well matched with Kalangadoo starting to out run Robe in the third quarter and with goal accuracy was able to extend the lead to 22. Play unsettled in the last and left lots to work on for next week. Hatherleigh 52 d Tantanoola 37 HARD WORK: Glencoe's Laura Edwards looks to move the ball down the court in her team's draw against Mount Burr. PLAY MAKER: Tantanoola's Casey Arney prepares to pass. TOUGH RESULT: Hayley Agnew looks to score in Mount Burr's draw with Glencoe. Murphies, Mozzies draw WINNING TEAM: Hatherleigh's Annabel Brooks passes down the court in her team's win over Tantanoola.
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