Premiers take out grand final rematch
A grade The much anticipated grand final rematch didn’t disappoint with Colbinabbin coming out firing to get a jump on White Hills by capitalising on defensive turnovers.
Lizzy Cobbledick had her eye in, shooting accurately and sweeping around the goal ring like an elegant swan and Sophie Robertson was silky smooth in WD and C, turning the ball over countless times.
Colbo showed why they are the reigning premiers, proving too strong for White Hills.
Awards went to Sophie Robertson and Brydie Lawford with Colbo winning 49-37.
A reserve Colbinabbin needed to play their best netball yet on Saturday and although there were glimpses of this, the girls couldn’t get over the line against the well polished White Hills.
Mardi Ryan again stepped up from under 17s proving she can match it in the competition.
It was great to have Anne McEvoy back on the court providing her wisdom and talent to the team.
She was awarded best on court while Nat Gould worked tirelessly alongside her in defence having another great game despite losing 21-52.
B grade The scoreboard didn’t do the Hoppers any justice this week as all of the girls had a great game and gave White Hills a run for their money in the first quarter.
Mikayla Palmer played her first B grade game, and came out firing creating many turnovers which led to her being awarded with best on for her strong defence.
It was great having Ellie Nalder back again this week with her accurate shooting.
After a hard game the girls went down 31-52.
B reserve B reserve knew that coming up against ladder leaders White Hills they had their work cut out for them this week.
It was a tough game but the girls fought hard all game, in the end White Hills were just too strong 52-26.
Under 17 The girls continued their winning streak and found a confidence that allowed them to stick to their own game and come out on top.
From the defensive end all the way down to goals, all players worked hard and smart to contribute to the great win.
Zara Myers and Lizzie Ingram did a great job in stepping up from under 15s to help out.
Abbey Blow once again impressed with her attitude and determination and shared the Rochester Sportspower best on court award with Ella Coghill whose accuracy and composure in goals was influential in the 48-22 victory.
Under 15 Unsure what to expect from third place White Hills the team knew they had to come out firing if they were to come away as victors.
All girls applied defensive pressure from the first whistle with Lizzy Ingram at WA having the ball on a string, creating turn overs and delivering impressive passes into the ring that were converted by the tall timber of Dom Palmer.
At half time Colbo were up 24-10 and the third quarter saw the defensive end of Zara Myers (GD), Laura Budge (GK) and Tanzin Myers (WD) step up to keep the opposition to only three goals for the quarter.
The Colbo team continued to work for possession in the fourth quarter, coming away with a great win, 47-21.
Best on was Myers for her outstanding work ethic in defence and determination in delivering the ball down court.
Brydie Lawford tries to gain front position in the A grade game against White Hills.