The South Eastern Times : August 12th 2014
MID SOUTH EAST NETBALL 19 Mozzies gain ascendancy in third term ROUND 17 of the Mid South East Netball Association A grade competition saw Mount Burr defeat Port MacDonnell, Hatherleigh have it over Glencoe, Robe get the upper hand on Kongorong and Nangwarry beat Tantanoola. Mount Burr 46 d Port MacDonnell 39 THE game started with both sides making passing errors. Mount Burr was able to score first through Hayley Agnew. Mount Burr made the most of early misses by Port MacDonnell, scoring the first four goals. The Demons’ Tamara Watson settled to give them their first score. Heidi Clark and Megan Thiele applied pressure on Watson and Toni-Lee Gilmore rebounding strongly from missed shots which the Mozzies capitalised on. The second half of the quarter went goal for goal with the Mozzies leading 16 to 12 at quarter time. Mount Burr’s defence continued to work hard, jumping on any loose balls. Marie Lewis and Chloe Vanderhorst were working hard for their teams through the centre. At the other end Kirby Carrison was beginning to take rebounds in Mount Burr’s attacking end. Watson and Gilmore combined better in the goal circle with patience from Lewis and Taylor when feeding the goalies. Port MacDonnell made the most of opportunities to peg the score back to 23 all at half time. Both teams worked tirelessly to feed balls into their respective goal circle. Mount Burr’s defence from the attack line had the Demons rattled early. When Gilmore got the ball in the circle she made use of it. Lewis moved to wing attack and drove strongly to the circle, creating opportunities for Port MacDonnell. The Mozzies displayed discipline and patience with passes in this quarter, stretching their lead to five by three quarter time. The Demons made changes in the final quarter to try to peg back the lead Mount Burr had gained. Marie Lewis continued to drive well in attack and Michelle Lewis moved to centre against Vanderhorst. Mount Burr’s Genna Geddes, were also able to maintain possession and make the right choices under pressure. At the main break the difference remained at five. Keston Green stepped things up in the second half using her body to advantage and holding position strongly. Accuracy was also a huge factor, with Green scoring 23 goals herself in the half with two misses. Green was supported by Kelsey Bromley, who assisted in continuing to supply Green with the short feeds in the circle. The tussle in the Glencoe goal circle between McDiarmid and Laura Edwards and Brooks and Smith was a tough one, with plenty of physicality and both combinations gaining ascendency at different times throughout the match. The young Glencoe goalies worked the ball around the circle with patience to ensure shooting position while its defenders rebounded strongly and ensured the Murphies found it difficult to maintain front position. Hatherleigh had its foot on the pedal in the second half and increased its lead, eventually running out winners by 21 goals. Robe 73 d I’M HERE: Mount Burr’s Hayley Agnew demands the ball while the Demons’ Michelle Lewis defends. Kongorong 33 AN early run away by Robe saw Kongorong fall far behind by the end of the first quarter. Felicity Carter and Keely Mason combined well in the goal circle and converted well. Ash Sturges had her work cut out for her at goal attack with Robe’s Chloe Dawson all over everything, picking off countless balls. Kongorong’s Tabatha Sanderson worked hard in the goal ring and shot beautifully when she got the ball, but Kimberly Austin played tight and was exceptional in her contest for the ball. Half time saw the score blow out to a 23 goal lead to Robe. Hayley Smart ran hard through the centre court for the Roosters and fed to the goalies well. She was well supported by Chloe Vanderhost and Kate Nowak worked with patience to feed their goalies. Both teams started to make passing errors due to the pace of the game. Gilmore and Agnew played strongly to continue to create scoring opportunities. The hard fought game ended with Mount Burr winning the quarter, allowing it to take a seven goal win. Hatherleigh 56 d Glencoe 35 HATHERLEIGH took an early lead in its match against Glencoe. www.thesoutheasterntimes.com.au UP AND IN: Port MacDonnell’s Tamara Ferguson shoots for goal. The first quarter contained numerous turnovers, with the Eagles’ Georgina Brooks and Kaitlin Smith coming around their opposition to deflect a number of balls and Glencoe’s Donna Jaeschke and Michelle Kuhl causing turnovers down the other end. Hatherleigh took a five goal lead into the first break. However, the second quarter was an even one. Glencoe was able to seize upon a number of missed scoring opportunities by the Eagles. Murphies’ goalies Ebony McDiarmid and Laura Edwards made sure opportunities counted, missing only one shot between them for the quarter. Both sides had solid and con- sistent mid-courts throughout the match. The young Hatherleigh combination of Demi Smith, Erin Watson and Annabel Brooks were strong and consistent and made sure of each pass. Glencoe’s mid-court, led by Ashlea Edwards and ably supported by Bec Wilson and Kate Schubert who was strong at wing attack. Kongorong’s Courtney Pink was quick at wing attack, with Hannah Perkins digging deep to keep up. Demi Carter hit the court at goal attack, allowing Keely Mason to slot back into goal shooter where she scored freely for the quarter. A smart move in the final term saw young Sanderson match up on Mason who struggled to shoot over long arms. Robe was successful in stringing four solid quarters together and was able to record its biggest win for the season. Kongorong fought to the end with all players giving their all, despite a convincing 40 goal loss. Nangwarry 50 d Tantanoola 44 No report supplied. GETTING READY: Megan Thiele of Mount Burr prepares to pass the ball from out of court. The Mozzies defeated Port MacDonnell by a close seven goals at the weekend. The South Eastern Times, Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 19 PRECISION PASSING: Chloe Vanderhorst of Mount Burr looks down court.
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