No wins but Bonnie Doon netballers push Whorouly hard
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.