By AMY CLAPHAM

Mansfield Courier - - SPORT -

THE A grade team were at home this week pre­pared to take on Bright. This week there were a few changes to the line up to mix things up a bit.

We went into the game with poise and pas­sion.

The fo­cus for the day was to go out, en­joy the game & give it our all for our team mates.

The game started out very fast paced.

Goalers Jo Sheri­dan and Ange Jenkins worked strate­gi­cally in and around the ring to cre­ate space and goal­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties in the ring.

The dy­namic mid courters Amy Clapham and Natalie Taylor did not skip a beat, work­ing tire­lessly to make ev­ery op­por­tu­nity count, keep­ing com­po­sure against their very phys­i­cal op­po­nents and just play­ing the game for the full four quar­ters.

The com­bi­na­tion of Lizzie Con­rick, Bec Wat­son and Steph Evans in de­fence was a new line up this week and they just kept ap­ply­ing re­lent­less pres­sure on the Bright at­tack end, mak­ing them work for ev­ery ball.

Un­for­tu­nately, in the end Bon­nie Doon went down, but the score cer­tainly didn’t re­flect how the game was played. Best on Bre­anna Barnes Coaches award Mad­die Cook­sey

IT was a cold and foggy day down at Bon­nie Doon, af­ter com­ing off of a great team ef­fort last week, even with­out the win the girls were feel­ing good sit­ting 6th.

The Bright girls were out to win and they def­i­nitely brought their strong game.

The de­fen­sive end was strong with Narelle, Stacey and Cass Mac putting pres­sure on the very ac­cu­rate shoot­ers.

Mid court was work­ing hard t o bring t he ball down with Molly, Cun­ning­ham and Breezer.

Cass Turner’s move­ment in the ring saw her get the goals in we needed.

Some changes came with Mad­die Cook­sey into de­fen­sive mid court, Cass Mac into shoot­ing and Cass Turner into mid court and the great coach her­self Leith back on the court again the dy­nam­ics changed slightly and the girls kept push­ing.

The scores def­i­nitely didn’t re­flect the game but the B grade babes de­fi­antly need to lift and keep push­ing to­gether.

B RE­SERVE were de­ter­mined to con­tinue the win­ning form from last week but knew it was go­ing to be a tough bat­tle against Bright, who were on equal points on the lad­der.

The start­ing line-up was very dif­fer­ent this week due to ill­ness to Mich Tan­ner, Tracey Webb re­turn­ing from in­jury, and Indi McLen­nan start­ing in WD while Mel Hill­brick took a breather af­ter um­pir­ing the first two games.

It also saw Leith Az­zopardi j oin t he B Res t eam af­ter a num­ber of weeks on the side­line through in­jury.

The first quar­ter saw t he shoot­ing com­bi­na­tion of Jess Walsh and Sue McCormick back to­gether with both shoot­ing ac­cu­rately and scor­ing 5 goals each.

It was a pretty even quar­ter with Bright tak­ing a three-goal lead at quar­ter time.

In the se­cond quar­ter Mel came on into WD.

There were many smooth tran­si­tions of play with the mid courters of Loz McGinty (C), Erin Brown­ing (WA) and Mel com­bin­ing well, along with in­ter­cepts and re­bounds in de­fence from Kate Lock­wood (GD) and Tracey (GK).

This re­sulted in Doon lead­ing

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