Ju­nior net­ballers bat­tle for glory

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT -

THE un­der-10 net­ball com­pe­ti­tion kicked off with the Crocs play­ing the T-Birds.

The T-Birds started off with a 4-1 first quar­ter, with El­lie MacKay play­ing well and Tiah McLean ex­cel­lent in de­fence.

The Crocs ral­lied for the next three quar­ters and matched the T-Birds, both teams shoot­ing 6.

It was great to see Lo­gan Buzza play­ing in the Crocs team up from the Net­tas.

The T-Birds came away with the win 10-7.

The MnMs (Moss­man Pri­mary) played the Dol­phins.

The Dol­phins played great net­ball to keep the op­po­si­tion to just one goal up to half-time. Kyah Francis and Mia DevineCameron put in great games.

The MnMs over­came their op­po­si­tion in the last half with So­phie O’Gor­man-Pe­track ex­cel­lent through­out the game and Krys­tal Secker fan­tas­tic in de­fence. MnM’s beat the Dol­phins 6-1. The un­der-12 Miallo Thun­der took on Moss­man High.

The Thun­der girls took it up to the High School play­ers and were only one goal down by half-time.

Lilly Wicks was named player’s choice and Madi­son Malone best and fairest.

Moss­man High stepped up their game to take the win with An­gela Pringle player’s choice and Hazuki Kirby best and fairest.

Moss­man High won the day over the Thun­der 14-8.

Moss­man Pri­mary played the Dragons, and by half-time scores were level.

Do­minique Port in­ter­cepted well and cre­ated op­por­tu­ni­ties for her team and Shan­ice McLean was ex­cel­lent in mov­ing the ball for­ward to goal.

The Dragons played well in at­tack and de­fence.

Liana Peli­grinet put in a great ef­fort as goal keeper, not her usual po­si­tion, and Rae Page played a great game cre­at­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties for her team. The fi­nal score was a draw at 5-all.

The Crocs played the Saints, with the Saints prov­ing the team to beat com­ing up to fi­nals.

Eleisha Meal­ing and Mar­ley Cairns were stand­out play­ers for the team for the Saints.

The Crocs put in a great ef­fort with Jes­sica Vi­ola and Kloee Revel stand­ing out for their side.

The Saints ended up run­ning away with the game 9-3.

The Un­der 12/16 Blue Team played the Red Team.

Both teams were well matched, the Red Team start­ing the first quar­ter 7-5 but the Blue team stepped up their per­for­mance shoot­ing 4-1 in the next quar­ter.

Hazuki Kirby was named best and fairest for Red and Eleisha Meal­ing for Blue.

In a tight match, Red ended up win­ning by a sin­gle goal, 12-11.

The Black Team dom­i­nated the Green Team through­out their match.

Natalie Lit­tler put in a great game and Es­ther Nulty shot beau­ti­fully for goal.

The Green Team cre­ated plenty of play but could not get the score on the board, though Bry­die Short de­fended well and Ka­rina Pel­li­grinet rarely missed an op­por­tu­nity for goal.

The Black Team ended up win­ning 11-4.

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