COGS gallant in defeat
COGS United fared best of the bottom four teams in week one of Te Awamutu Netball premier grade championship.
On a night where all three other bottom four teams were walloped by margins ranging from 38 to 46 goals, COGS United were gallant in their 17 goal, 64-47, loss to last year’s champions Fraser Tech.
Fraser Tech were fully extended in the first quarter establishing a three goal, 15-12 lead, at ASB Stadium at Te Awamutu Events Centre.
The Hamiltonians lifted the tempo in the second stanza, outscoring the opposition 18-9 to take a 33-21 lead into halftime.
Words of wisdom during the break from coach Gaylene Dorssers worked wonders for COGS United in the third quarter, outscoring their higher ranked opposition 15-13 for a 46-36 scoreline with 15 minutes to play.
Fraser Tech finished the stronger, taking the fourth quarter 18-11.
Soar Physio Charlies had a tough first up assignment after being promoted to premier grade, playing No. 1 seeds, Tony Fabish Panelworks Kihikihi Premier team.
Charlies, as they are known, showed fine aerial skills and when opportunities arose, were quick to claim any turnovers on offering.
What a difference a week makes in the fortunes of Lucy Sim, runaway early leader in Te Awamutu Courier Our Panel’s Picks ANZ Netball competition.
Sim was the only one of the eight tipsters not to score a maximum 3/3 winners in week five, missing out on
Last night’s crucial game between the Waikato-BOP Magic and the Silvermoon Tactix was in progress at the time of going to press.
Five words from Waikato-BOP Magic mid-courter Sam Sinclair should be warily noted by the rest of the Premiership field.
“With confidence you get courage,” said Sinclair after the match against Northern Stars.
And it was Magic who showed glimpses of both those qualities to net their first win of the season. They turned on their best performance with the victory over the Northern Stars.