Colbinabbin’s crushers roll over North Bendigo
COLBINABBIN Netball Club’s A grade team looked to have a full strength line up this week, welcoming back their shooting star, Lou Dupuy.
Colbo showed composure in the first half with Jessie Geary dominating in WA, building a solid lead on North Bendigo.
The Cobbledick sisters we unstoppable in the goal ring, which allowed Colbo to run away with the game by 44 points, 69-25.
The awards went to Jess Geary and Annie Cobbledick.
In A reserve the girls knew they would have to play some of their best netball against North Bendigo and they came out strong with Meg Bennett taking best on for the day.
Her strong defence created many turnovers and she moved the ball well down the court to help the 51-40 victory.
They worked well as a team, adjusting to different combinations down the court and the girls should also be commended for their positivity on the court, holding strong with a young attacking line up in the last quarter when North made a late surge.
The Hoppers came out strong in the B grade match against the Bulldogs.
Megan Fuller and Tegan Budge were quick on the rebounds in defence, with Shanee Squire giving great support and good openings in WD.
Demi Taylor and Shervena Shead moved the ball to the goaler accurately, where Trish Wilkinson and Hannah Coghill worked smoothly together as a team.
Hannah Morgan swapped between C and GA playing strongly in both positions.
North proved to be too strong this week winning 35-17 and Megan Fuller was awarded best on for her strong defence throughout the game.
B reserve had not defeated North for a while and the girls knew Saturday would be a tough game.
Coming out with positive attitudes and team support the girls broke the streak having a great win 54-25.
Hannah Blow was pivotal in the mid court while young guns Dom Palmer and Ella Kerlin stepped up and had great games in goals.
In the under 17s the Colbo girls were told to come out firing and they switched on early to get the jump on their opponents in the first half.
Harper Pearson was a standout in defence saving many scoring shots and keeping up the pressure for the whole game.
There were plenty of safe hands and steady options through the midcourt and the goalers displayed great teamwork and patience, with Mardi Ryan receiving the best on court award.
Colbo came out as 19 goal winners, 52-33.
The baby Hoppers jumped out of the blocks from the first whistle in the under 15s with all girls playing steady netball and capitalising on all turnovers.
With a large lead at the first break many changes were made in the next two quarters, giving the girls exposure to different positions and combinations.
The final quarter saw the regular goaling combination of Ella Kerlin and Dom Palmer back together to pile on 20 goals to come out well and truly on top.
The incentive award went to Lilly McArdle who played a consistent game in the defensive end, especially when put into GK where she was able to adjust and produce many turnovers helping to win 61-8.
Round six saw the baby Hoppers at home up against a speedy North Bendigo in Primary D grade.
Some of our experienced girls took to the bench for two quarters in great sportsmanship, Jo, Leila and Zoe.
It was great to see some of our younger players show some of the skills they have learnt throughout the season.
Jasmine Moroney played some excellent netball in different positions earning her best on court for the day.
The incentive award went to Amayah who for a young player certainly has a big voice and lots of confidence.
Colbinabbin’s Tegan Budge in action during the B Grade match against North Bendigo on Saturday.