Club stands firm against the Bombers

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ROCHESTER Tigerettes had suc­cess against the for­mi­da­ble Kyabram Bombers manag­ing three strong wins on home turf.

U15s — Rochester 57 def. Kyabram 35

Both sides played a strong first quar­ter in the un­der 15’s with Rochester up by one goal at quar­ter time.

Hard, con­sis­tent work from El­iza Williams saw many in­ter­cepts and turnovers as­sisted by wing de­fender Gemma Marsh who ap­plied per­sis­tent pres­sure in the de­fence end.

A change to the goal­ing end saw Tazarni Clarke and Teal Hock­ing shoot with great ac­cu­racy and brought Rochy to a 10-goal lead by three­quar­ter-time.

Kasey Con­der was strong in cen­tre along­side Charlee Roul­ston in wing at­tack to help ce­ment the win for Rochester.

Best: El­iza Williams, Gemma Marsh and Tazarni Clarke.

U17s — Rochester 55 def. Kyabram 41

The un­der 17’s had a strong at­tack­ing game and gave it their all in a close con­test.

Goaler An­nie Hughes had her eye in all game, shoot­ing with per­fec­tion, earn­ing her best on court for the game.

Cassie Broad played a strong game up both ends tak­ing solid in­ter­cepts.

Great drives down the court from Kasey Con­der and Ella Roul­ston in cen­tre helped open up the court.

The whole team gelled phe­nom­e­nally to­gether to finish off the game just as strong as they started and re­ally boost their win.

Best: An­nie Hughes and Cassie Broad.

B Res — Kyabram 40 Rochester 25

B-re­serve had a tough game on their hands from the get go but the girls never let it get them down.

Ex­cel­lent driv­ing down the court, ac­cu­rate shoot­ing and slick movement in the ring from Grace Bubb earned her best on court.

El­iza Wat­son was sen­sa­tional in goal­keeper with strong re­bounds and classy in­ter­cepts to turn the ball over.

Kate Else ran out a su­perb game in wing at­tack with great drives down def. the court and de­fen­sive pres­sure down the court.

The girls fought fin­ished se­cond best.

Best: Grace Bubb, El­iza Wat­son and Kate Else.

B Grade — Rochester 56 def. Kyabram 37

It was a tight en­counter in the first quar­ter for B-grade with both teams play­ing hard to win the ball.

The se­cond quar­ter saw Rochester ap­ply de­fen­sive pres­sure down the court to win the ball and con­vert it to goals.

Jamie Ding­wall was ex­cel­lent in de­fence pick­ing off plenty of balls and tak­ing strong re­bounds.

Lil Ward was su­perb in cen­tre with strong drives and ac­cu­rate passes in the ring.

Zali Hock­ing was in­stru­men­tal in de­fence cre­at­ing turnovers and ap­ply­ing con­stant de­fen­sive pres­sure.

The girls never wa­vered in in­ten­sity all game and came away with a strong win.

Best: Jamie Ding­wall, Lil Ward and Zali Hock­ing.

A Grade — Kyabram 36 def. Rochester 33

A Grade saw a very fast start to the game from both teams.

Maddy Eg­gle­stone and Brid­gette Holt worked well to­gether in de­fence pulling in many re­bounds and in­ter­cepts.

A stoic Ee­sha Clarke came off af­ter re­ceiv­ing a knock to the eye which then saw Teaghan Val­lely come on into cen­tre cre­at­ing space and drive down the court.

Mor­gan Ding­wall moved sen­sa­tion­ally in the goal ring tak­ing high fly­ing re­bounds and shoot­ing ac­cu­rately.

A strong se­cond half from Rochester saw a great come­back to within one goal but the girls weren’t able to claw back the win and even­tu­ally went down by three goals.

Best: Teaghan Val­lely, Mor­gan Ding­wall and Brid­gette Holt.

Let’s hope Rochy can con­tinue the suc­cess and more next round against Euroa away. all game but

Photos: Bruce Povey

Rochester's Sarah In­gram bat­tles her Kyabram op­po­nent for the ball in B grade net­ball while (left) Tigerette team­mate Lil Ward stretches to gain con­trol of the ball. Ward played a great game in the cen­tre as her B grade side de­feated the Bombers 56-37.

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