The South Eastern Times : July 29th 2014
NETBALL 15 Magpies remain hot favourites Kalangadoo continues as benchmark in Mid South East netball season SATURDAY’S matches saw Mount Burr defeat Kongorong, Kalangadoo continue its undefeated status, Glencoe get the upper hand on Tantanoola and Robe beat Nangwarry. Kalangadoo 50 d Hatherleigh 34 KALANGADOO continue to be the obvious premiership side, convincingly defeating number two Hatherleigh on Saturday. Both teams went into the match without key players, Keston Green and Jayde Peacock, calling upon experienced A reserve players Michelle Hann and Ebony Cunningham. The first quarter started at a fast pace, with pressure at both ends of the court. Kaitlin Smith and Georgina Brooks were physical, forcing Kalangadoo goalies to miss their first two shots of the game. The Magpies also made turnovers at the other end of the court through the tough defensive work of Leah Ousey and Kylie Schultz. The first quarter remained an even contest with Jenna Pitt and Erin Watson tussling through the mid-court. Kalangadoo went into the first break with a one goal lead and was looking to take off in the second quarter. It was the Magpies who settled first through some impressive feeds from Cunningham and Pitt to Davey, who scored 12 goals from 13 attempts. Ousey and Schultz continued to make things difficult for young goalie Demi Smith, allowing her to score just three goals for the quarter. Hatherleigh’s youngster Annabel Brooks caused several turnovers through the midcourt, but it wasn’t enough as Kalangadoo started to find form, going into the main break with a nine goal lead. The Eagles made a number of changes at half time, putting Kelsey Bromley into goals and moving Smith to wing attack. The match continued to be a tight contest, with neither team giving their opponents any space, forcing numerous turnovers. However, Kalangadoo managed to extend it lead to 17 goals midway through the third quarter, before Hatherleigh found a second wind, stopping the Magpies from scoring. Smith and Brooks maintained their work rate, displaying impressive athleticism against their taller opponents in Russell and Davey, having 11 goals separating the two teams at the final break. Heading into the last quarter, Hatherleigh made a number of changes. Ousey and Schultz continued to have an influence in defence, rebounding any missed shots and sending the ball back into the Magpies attack. The accuracy of the Kalangadoo goalies was a telling factor and despite having only three more attempts at goal over the match, it was Kalangadoo who ran out winners by 16. Mount Burr 76 d Kongorong 41 MOUNT Burr started the game strongly forcing Kongorong to make mistakes all over the court. The Mozzies goalies Hayley Agnew and Ebony Clark combined well and created space in the circle, while centre Chloe Vanderhorst and wing attack Kate Nowak capitalised on all opportunities and fed into goal circle with strong passes. Kongorong’s wing attack Courtney Pink worked tirelessly and drove well, creating space. The Mozzies made the most of their turnovers, leading 17-5 at the first break. The second quarter saw no changes. Mount Burr again, started strong with Agnew and Clark continuing to finish off well. www.thesoutheasterntimes.com.au UP AND IN: Kalangadoo’s Caroline Davey shoots one of her many goals from the weekend. While at the opposing end the green and yellow’s defensive duo Heidi Clark and Megan Thiele were dominant in Kongorong’s goal circle, turning over balls and forcing the Hawks goalies to work overtime. Facing the third quarter, Kongorong made changes throughout the goal and centre third. The Hawks goal shooter Tabatha Sanderson and goal attack Kaylah Earl combined well, finishing off their opportunities with style. A more evenly matched quarter saw both teams lift, facing pressure all over the court. In the final quarter Mount Burr’s Megan Thiele come off due to injury and Emily Russell went into wing defence. Ann Guyett shifted from wing defence to goal defence and Heidi Clark went into goal keeper. Agnew continued to drive well into the circle for the Mozzies and fed into Clark well who finished off strongly. Kongorong’s Earl and Pink continued to combine well, creating opportunities in their attack. But the Mozzies’ Guyett and Clark applied pressure intercepting when passes were not pinpoint resulting in a comfortable 35 goal win for Mount Burr. Glencoe 63 d Tantanoola 32 GLENCOE showed its improvement, taking a strong 31 goal win over Tantanoola. Tantanoola was without the services of regular mid-court players Casey Arney and Talana Knaggs. The red and white recalled Shelby Serle from university in Adelaide to play at wing attack, with junior Alex Lucas filling the void at wing defence. While Tantanoola took some time to settle into its new combinations, Glencoe started the match flying, scoring the first four goals as a result of strong defensive pressure from Donna Jaeschke and Rebecca Wilson. Ebony McDiarmid was at her best in the Glencoe goal circle and was able to pile on 12 goals for the quarter at 100pc accuracy, giving her team a seven goal lead heading into the first break. Tantanoola settled in the second term, as Simone Little and Kate Bromley were able to get their hands to a number of balls. Jami Walker was the focal point in the goal circle, moving well and scoring all of her team’s nine goals for the quarter at 100pc accuracy. However, Glencoe continued to build on its lead, being 16 goals up at the main break. Bec Wilson was tight checking on Jacqui Matthews throughout the match and prevented the easy ball into the goal circle, taking a number of flying intercepts. Ashlea Edwards and Deb Curtis pressured every ball throughout the mid-court and were also able to secure a number of turnovers. Edwards then drove the ball strongly into attack and combined well on the outside with Genna Geddes, who drove well into the space. For the Tigers, Casey Walker showed patches of brilliance using her speed to get the ball quickly into the goal third. In the final term, junior Emma Gould entered the match at wing defence. Robe 61 d Nangwarry 44 AN impressive contest came out of the match between Robe and Nangwarry. However, Robe had the game under control, and started strong in the first quarter. The Robe goalies in Felicity Carter and Keeley Mason were impressive in their accuracy throughout the game, only missing seven out of the 61 goals scored. The Nangwarry defenders worked hard, but had few opportunities to capitalise on misses with rebounds. With Kim Austin out, Hannah Perkins stepped up in goal keeper, taking some timely intercepts. The second half saw the Nangwarry goalies Dani Mckinnon and Nicole Bisko step up, going goal for goal with Robe. However, the damage was done in the first half. Cassie Dinnison and Hayley Smart had a great, even contest running through the centre. The Roosters Keely Mason has found form and consistency over the past three weeks, which will be crucial for Robe as it gets closer to finals. The competitive game of netball resulting in Robe winning by 17 goals. The South Eastern Times, Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 15 POTENTIAL STAR: Hatherleigh’s junior player Annabel Brooks cause several turnovers when she hit the court in the Eagles clash with the number one side, Kalangadoo on Saturday. Still eligible for 13 and under, Gould performed well showing that, with her exceptional reach, she will be one to watch in the future. Glencoe named McDiarmid and Laura Edwards as best while Kate Bromley created opportunities for her side throughout the match to be named Tantanoola’s best, with Casey Walker as second.
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