No wins but Bon­nie Doon net­ballers push Whorouly hard

Mansfield Courier - - SPORT -

hus­tle and make their very dom­i­nant WA earn each pos­ses­sion.

Steph Evans went into WA which re­ally al­lowed the at­tack­ing third to open up and make it easy to feed from on the cir­cle.

Emily Hutchins worked tire­lessly in and out of the ring, her aerial ath­leti­cism cre­at­ing many de­fen­sive tips and in­ter­cepts.

How­ever, turnovers were in the end too costly and the girls just couldn’t peg back the mar­gin.

Whorouly is a top four side so over­all the team need to be proud that they can match it with the best, and just need to im­prove on con­sis­tency and elim­i­nate some un­forced skill er­rors.

Look­ing for­ward to this week against North Wan­garatta.

The cen­tre court com­bi­na­tions of Beth Rev­ell, Carisse Hunter and Grace Rus­sell worked and worked and worked, leav­ing noth­ing left in the tank.

Sarah Bell stepped up on Satur­day, of­fer­ing at ev­ery op­por­tu­nity and feed­ing beau­ti­fully into Michelle Tan­ner, while Sarah Carns came out of the un­der 17 team look­ing like she’d been there all sea­son.

Com­ing off the court this week feel­ing like they’d put ev­ery­thing on the line was as good as com­ing away with the win, all the girls and their coach proud to be part of this de­vel­op­ing team on Satur­day - awe­some job girls. into the goalers Jesseca Walsh and Sue McCor­mack, who made great space team­ing well to­gether.

Thanks to Cassie Turner for her sup­port from the side­lines and while a fi­nals berth may now be out of reach, the girls are look­ing to give North Wan­garatta a run for their money this week. Best On Court: Amelia Kir­ley (Spon­sored by Good to Go) Coach’s Award: Laura Wood­ward (Spon­sored by Mans­field Sweets

Shop) A WARM and sunny day in Whorouly did not stop the un­der 17 Bon­nie Doon girls from play­ing a hard game.

The de­fen­sive ef­fort from both Chelsea McGre­gor and Zoe Reeves al­lowed them to re­ceive many tips, re­bounds and in­ter­cepts which brought the ball down.

Mid courters Amy Bell, Amelia Kir­ley, Laura Wood­ward and Lily Walker pro­vided tough de­fen­sive pres­sure and strong leads, keep­ing pos­ses­sion.

This gave the shoot­ers El­lieMae Angliss, Sarah Carns and Cassie Turner the op­por­tu­nity to move around the ring in a co­or­di­nated way and re­ceive the ball and shoot many goals for the team, but not enough to deny Whorouly vic­tory. with a high arc­ing right foot snap, be­fore get­ting a hand­pass through to Jeremy Ash­ton who em­ployed some fancy foot­work to evade an op­po­nent and goal on the run.

Four unan­swered goals in the space of 12 min­utes had Whorouly back in the con­test, but while the Bombers weren’t able to find a re­ply, they did sti­fle the Lions’ mo­men­tum with de­fen­sive pres­sure, with nei­ther side scor­ing a ma­jor for the re­main­der of the pe­riod.

The fourth quar­ter saw Bon­nie Doon get back on top, and fit­tingly it was Evans who put the fin­ish­ing touch on the 16.16 (112) to 11.5 (71) vic­tory, with his sev­enth goal a freak­ish right foot snap from the bound­ary line.

The haul took Evans’ sea­son tally to 73 goals, 11 ahead of Mi­lawa’s Jack Stamp, putting him in the box seat to take out the league goal kick­ing award with t wo rounds re­main­ing.

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