Thor­ough­bred win for Grange­town

Middlesbrough Herald & Post - - SPORT -

GRANGE­TOWN Net­ball Club con­sol­i­dated their sec­ond po­si­tion in Na­tional Pre­mier League 3 with a 56 - 43 vic­tory over Nor­wich­based Thor­ough­breds on Sun­day.

The vis­i­tors started well and it took un­til the fi­nal minute of the open­ing quar­ter be­fore Grange­town took the lead for the first time.

By half-time the ad­van­tage had been ex­tended to five, but the goals were shared dur­ing the third pe­riod and the re­sult was still in doubt as the game en­tered the clos­ing 15 min­utes.

Grange­town’s su­pe­rior fit­ness and in­ten­sity even­tu­ally broke Thor­ough­breds’ re­sis­tance and Vicky Rees’ side drew away from their ri­vals to com­plete a fine win, and main­tain the chal­lenge on league lead­ers Sus­sex Thun­der.

The de­fen­sive duo of Katie Wal­ton and Jenny Mrozik kept the op­pos­ing shoot­ers un­der con­stant pres­sure through­out; and the ex­pe­ri­ence of Vicky Rees and Ria Small com­bined ex­tremely well with the three teenagers who made up the Grange­town at­tack.

Kate Hill, Tasha Grylls and Ab­bie le Brocq all had fine games and the blend of youth and ex­pe­ri­ence has quickly de­vel­oped into a brand of dy­namic net­ball that is very ex­cit­ing and en­ter­tain­ing.

A case could have been made for any of the Grange­town seven to have been named Player of the Match, but the award went to 16-year old goal at­tack Tasha Grylls, for an im­pres­sive and ma­ture per­for­mance.

Goal at­tack Tasha Grylls was named player of the match

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