The South Eastern Times : May 15th 2014
WESTERN BORDER NETBALL 39 Saints easy victors over Demons Millicent 58 d South 30 THE A grade match between Millicent and South Gambier played at McLaughlin Park on Saturday saw the Saints come away with a solid 28 goal victory. The match started in fine playing conditions, which was a change from the previous week’s cold conditions. It was the Saints who took advantage of the dry conditions and started the match at a fast pace. It was a classy performance from Millicent, built on outstanding defence from Tanaya Redman, Alex Walker and Hayley Dunn by not allowing South to find an easy avenue to the post and denying their goalies opportunities. With the Saints creating many turnovers, it allowed their attack line to strengthen with slick ball movement through the mid court and accurate shooting by the Saints goalers giving them a strong 15 goal lead into the first change. The Saints started the second quarter with Pip Ellis in at wing defence, giving Redman a rest after a solid first quarter effort. South remained unchanged, opting to give the first quarter combination another go. This decision allowed South to settle into the second quarter quicker than its opponent and South’s midcourt of Alyssa Boylan at centre and Megan Hein at wing attack started to find space and deliver the ball to their goalies Malinda Markiewicz and Chantelle Weir. At the other end, South’s defenders Lisa King and Alyce Mourbey competed hard with Denton and Danika Jolley for missed attempts at goal. Nicole Butler at wing defence for South started to have an impact with her pressure over the ball. It was a much more even quarter with Millicent only increasing its lead by two goals. Once again it was only the Saints who made changes by swapping Jolley and Denton who went in under the post. The third quarter was played out in similar style to the second quarter. Walker in defence for the Saints continued to hassle Weir and come away with many turnovers while Markiewicz was working hard to create scoring opportunities for her side. The Saints attacking wing of Jolley and Melinda Squire were having a good battle with Mourbey and Butler who were running hard and contesting every ball. Millicent moved Ellis from the defensive wing to the attacking wing with Redman returning to the SCORE: Donna Denton looks to increase Millicent’s lead over South. court to replace Ellis and Squire taking a rest in the last quarter. The Saints defensive pressure lifted again in the last with all team members contributing and causing South to turn the ball over. This gave the Millicent goalies plenty of scoring opportunities, allowing Denton to have her best quarter, shooting at 100pc accuracy and her shooting partner Jolley also finished off her game well. For South the damage was done in the first quarter and were unable to bridge the gap despite the strong efforts of Markiewicz and Butler who were named in South’s bests. For the Saints, Walker and Denton were named best players. North 56 d West 49 NORTH Gambier has returned to the winners’ list with a solid win over West Gambier to secure outright second on the premiership ladder heading into the final match WEATHER FOR MILLICENT BEACHPORT TIDE TIMES Thursday 15 1207am 0.9 0435am 0.4 1249pm 1.4 0841pm 0.6 Friday 16 1237am 0.8 0452am 0.4 0122pm 1.5 0933pm 0.6 Max 21°C Min 11°C Mostly sunny Chance of Rain - 0% Thursday Max 22°C Min 9°C Partly cloudy Chance of Rain - 0% Friday Max 22°C Min 11°C Partly cloudy Chance of Rain - 20% Saturday Max 22°C Min 9°C Partly cloudy Chance of Rain - 10% Sunday Max 22°C Min 9°C Possible shower Chance of Rain - 45% Monday Thursday Mostly sunny. Winds northerly 15 to 20 km/h tending northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to around 11 with daytime temperatures reaching the low 20s. Friday Partly cloudy. Patchy morning fog. Light winds becoming northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the morning then tending northerly during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to around 9 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s. Saturday Partly cloudy. Winds northerly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the morning then increasing to 15 to 20 km/h during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to around 11 with daytime temperatures reaching the low 20s. Thursday Winds North to northwest 15 to 20 knots, turning west to northwest in the evening. Seas 1 to 2 metres. Swell West to southwesterly 3 to 4 metres. Friday Winds Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning north to northeasterly during the morning then tending north to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the day. Seas Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the evening. Swell Southwesterly 3 to 4 metres. 638724 www.thesoutheasterntimes.com.au The South Eastern Times, Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 39 Saturday 17 0108am 0.8 0515am 0.3 0155pm 1.5 1031pm 0.6 Sunday 18 0138am 0.8 0543am 0.3 0229pm 1.4 1136pm 0.7 ROBE TIDE TIMES Thursday 15 1219am 0.9 0447am 0.4 0101pm 1.4 0853pm 0.6 Friday 16 1249am 0.8 0504am 0.4 0134pm 1.5 0945pm 0.6 Saturday 17 0120am 0.8 0527am 0.3 0207pm 1.5 1043pm 0.6 Sunday 18 0150am 0.8 0555am 0.3 0241pm 1.4 1148pm 0.7 Thursday 15th Sunrise 7:01 Sunset 5:08 Friday 16th Saturday 17th Sunrise 7:03 Sunset 5:06 Sunday 18th Sunrise 7:02 Sunset 5:07 Sunrise 7:04 Sunset 5:05 of the first round this weekend. Starting with the same lineup that struggled against the impressive Saints, North got off to a much better start as Abbey Duncan returned to her form of the opening two rounds, being the key playmaker at the attacking end of the court and finishing accurately. At the other end her fellow goal attack Lisa Cram was also making her presence felt with her usual strong positioning and precise finishing but thanks to some defensive stops from Alannah Campbell, North was able to enjoy a two goal break going into the first change. Things were tight again in the second quarter as Brianna Walters worked her way into the game, not only delivering the ball well into the shooting circle but creating a number of turnovers with her defensive pressure and ability to run down the loose ball. West defenders Amy Cram and Mollie Muhovics stepped up the pressure this quarter and some passing errors crept into the Tigers’ game, especially with Racheal Langford and Carly Trevilyan applying plenty of pressure on the outside of the circle as well. But in the end the home side was able to slightly extend its lead and had a six goal buffer at the main change. West introduced Maddy Teakle at goalkeeper in the third quarter as the Tigers continued to have faith in the starting line-up, with North starting to build momentum courtesy of the defensive pressure of Meg Gazzard, Campbell and Leanne Cameron. The connection between West wing attack Carlee Davey and goalers Lisa Cram and Kahli Rolton has been impressive in the opening three rounds and with Davey missing, the West attack line lacked a little of its usual flow, allowing the tight checking Tigers defenders to disrupt even further and create turnovers. At the final change, North enjoyed an 11 goal lead. The Roos weren’t done with though and fought their way back to only a handful of goals in arrears, but an injury to Teakle, which saw Muhovics return to the court, disrupted the momentum with North scoring three unanswered goals and getting the lead back out to seven by the final whistle. Coach Audine Bryant was also instrumental in steadying the ship for the Tigers just when the Roos challenged. Duncan and Walters were named best for the winners with Rolton and Trevilyan best for the Roos. Casterton/Sandford 49 d East 38 CASTERTON/SANDFORD may have notched up its first win of 2014, but it was not without a fight. The contest with East Gambier was a goal for goal affair for the first three quarters, with the Cats leading by two at the first change, three at half time and two again at the final break. But a charge in the final quarter saw the Cats capitalise on the defensive turnovers created by Ellen Brewster and Abbey Shannon, to run out winners by 11 goals. It was the defenders that dominated this game with Brewster, Shannon and the tight checking Scarlett Jarrad really stepping things up from quarter time onwards, while at the other end East coach and goal defence Bo Richards was ensuring her side stayed well and truly in touch with her ability to turn the ball over time and time again. For the fourth successive round, Jan Murphy was again one of the best Cats with her ability to find space in the shooting circle and her solid finishing, while for the second consecutive week Sarah Lock was the focal point of the East shooting circle and back to her accurate best, especially from long range. The second-half battle in the centre between Cat Haylee Rhook and East’s Natasha McCallum was an intriguing one, with both looking to use their pace to great effect. East no doubt missed the services of the athletic Rachael Hines and once again had a different looking line-up to its previous three outings as the availability of playing personnel continues to hamper its development. The Cats would be pleased to have the premiership points in the bank as they look to really settle in their new look 2014 line-up as well.
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