Boomers ramp it up to take win
THE Eaton Boomers came from seven goals down at three-quarter time to beat last year’s premiers Bunbury, 59-57, in a high-scoring match in round 5 of the PrintSync Netball Football League.
The Boomers believe they are real contenders in the open division and played the last quarter with grit and determination.
Susan Fuhrmann and Gemma Combes are a great combination in goals while Taneika Handley is a workhorse in the centre.
In goals for Bunbury, Zoe Alberti shot with incredible accuracy, especially in the third quarter, which allowed the Tigers to get what they thought would be a match-winning break.
But Karla Swainson was swung from wing defence to goal keeper and managed to keep the goal scoring opportunities down while Fuhrmann at the other end dominated in the last quarter.
These two teams will meet again this Sunday in what will be an interesting rematch.
There was another upset on the weekend when Carey Park headed up the hill to Collie and keeping the competition exciting the Panthers won 43-36.
The two teams went goal for goal in a scrappy game for the first three quarters and were locked in at 27-all going into the last quarter but changes made to the Eagles line-up allowed the Panthers to run away with the game.
Two new players in the Panthers line-up, Karinda Farrant from Victoria and Lauren Green at goal shooter shot played great games, with Farrant at goal keeper and Green rebounded every one of Collie’s missed shots, and with a high percent- age rate. Teagan Roney in centre was best for Collie, ably assisted by their defence line but unfortunately they missed too many goals.
Carey Park will go into their match against Margaret River this week looking for another win while Collie will take on South Bunbury.
Harvey-Brunswick-Leschenault easily accounted for a depleted Margaret River team 46-29.
While Chloe Daniels worked hard in defence for the Hawks the centre court combination of Lauren Coaunon, Laura Jeffery and Tenille Treloar for the Lions was just too strong.