Deniliquin Pastoral Times

Two-goal difference in A-grade

- See Friday’s paper for junior results.

A-grade: Deni Rovers 43 def by Mathoura 45

Both Deni Rovers and Mathoura were looking for their first win and the game did not disappoint.

From the first whistle it had all the makings of being close as the two teams went goal for goal.

The Rovers girls settled into their own game.

Strong direct passes navigated down the court and into the shooters, who were on song, saw them lead at the first break.

The second quarter had Mathoura hit back and level the scores heading into the half-time break. The second half was just as intense as the two young sides displayed great athleticis­m and skill. In the final minutes of the last quarter a finals atmosphere surrounded the court as scores were level and the ball was being intercepte­d and turned over by both teams. Mathoura was able to inch ahead and win the game by two goals.

Award winners: Coaches, Montana Muldoon-Leetham; Timbrr Firewood, Monty Jones; Keet’s Hair, Hayley Denny.

B-grade: Deni Rovers 73 def Mathoura 16

What a funny game netball is. In the aftermath of last weeks’ injuries Deni Rovers didn’t think it could field a full team, but the girls rallied and came away with a strong win against Mathoura.

he Rovers shooters were back to their scintillat­ing best and the addition of young gun Makayla Finn, only strengthen­ed the line-up.

Madi Leetham was dynamic in the mid court with Britt Kirby creating numerous turnovers.

Award winners: Timbrr, Madi Leetham; Glow Beauty, Makayla Finn; Globe Hotel, Sarah Purtill.

C-grade: Deni Rovers 55 def Mathoura 10

It was a great win for the Deni Rovers C-grade girls against Mathoura.

Award winners: Cin’s Massage, Mollie Leetham; Crossing Café, Brye Rossow; Globe Hotel, Nikita Doyle.

C-Reserve: Deni Rovers 53 def Mathoura 12

The Deni Rovers team combined beautifull­y with good passages of play and accurate shooting for a convincing win against Mathoura. Awards winners: Total Bliss, Ellie Fishlock; Globe Hotel, Emma East; N8 Health, Ellissa Boyer.

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