Li­ons in first-up win for league

Comment News (Armadale) - - Looklocal -

ROUND 1 of the WA Net­ball League (pre­vi­ously known as the State Net­ball League) kicked off on Fri­day night at the State Net­ball Cen­tre.

The first game saw the Perth Li­ons too good over a de­ter­mined Wheat­belt Flames, win­ning 71 to 44.

The Li­ons were well served by dom­i­nant goal at­tack and goal shoot­ers in Crans­berg, Schultz, Coak­ley and Bur­ton – the daugh­ter of for­mer Fre­man­tle and North Melbourne ruck­man Matthew ‘Spi­der’ Bur­ton.

McLer­non, Aryang and Ro­hde were also prom­i­nent play­ers for the Li­ons. For the Flames, Har­ri­son as Goal Shooter with 31 goals was su­perb, along with Dickie and Mour­ish.

Game 2 saw a great game of net­ball be­tween last year’s grand fi­nal­ists in the West Coast War­riors and the Coastal Sharks. The Coastal Sharks ran out even­tual win­ners, 54 to 38 with a dom­i­nant last quar­ter which net­ted 18 goals.

Bet­ter play­ers for the Sharks were Warne, Parker, Turn­bull and Duncan and for the War­riors, Cousins with 33 goals, Eales, Tay­lor and Smith also prom­i­nent.

Catch all the live ac­tion each Fri­day night on the Cen­trepass page on Facebook. Cam Rob­bins

The WA Net­ball League started on Fri­day night.

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