B Grade girls apply pressure
Goorambat 27 d. Bonnie Doon 23 Best on: Stacey Bullen Coach’s award: Em Cunningham
AFTER a good warm up, the B Grade girls were pumped to take the court and started strongly.
The first half saw Cass Mac (GS) and Breeza Barnes (GA) working hard in the circle with Em Cunningham (C) and Molly Walker (WA) feeding the ball in.
The opposition defence was tight and physical, however, with patience, BD was able to get it in and shoot for goal.
The mid courters alongside Maddie Cooksey (WD) applied pressure in transition with defenders Cass T (GD) having another great game and Stacey Bullen (GK) playing the best netball so far this season.
Turnovers were aplenty in defence, yet a few opportunities were missed to consolidate the hard work.
Being about eight goals down, changes were made at half time with coach Azzopardi revving the girls up with the aim to win the second half.
Baby Bomberette Milli Howland came on and owned the C position with Em moving into WA.
This combination alongside Cass T and Breeza in goals was exciting to watch.
The defence end saw Cass Mac nail the WD position and Narelle Seymour smash out the GD role, in what was a very special game for her to play, and with Stacey’s continued amazing effort in GK, Goorambat started to look concerned.
We won the third quarter and were pumped for the last 15 minutes.
Play by play, the girls pegged back the margin and supported each other every step of the way.
With some interesting ‘intimidation’ tactics from the GBat bench, our girls weren’t fazed and if we had another five minutes, the game would’ve been ours.
Although going down by four at the final whistle, Azzopardi was incredibly proud of each team member for the efforts, team work, encouragement and support of each other, both on and off the bench.
Stacey took out best on court award with undoubtedly her best game so far.
Em C was awarded the coach’s award due to her taking on the feedback and applying it on court.
The vibe was great, everyone was pumped and the positive energy will only put us in a good position to take on Bright at home this week.