Jerilderie ‘A’ rolled by Saints
Jerilderie’s A grade netballers expected a tight contest against a much-improved Berrigan outfit on Saturday and that’s exactly what they got.
Home team Berrigan jumped out to a 12-8 lead at quarter-time and Jerilderie took time to settle with players being asked to play in new positions.
The second quarter saw the Demons settle into a better pattern with Paige Nash making her A grade debut at GA, while Megan Mauger pushed back into the unfamiliar role of GK to control Saints shooter Judy Karakai.
Kristin Kocks, Ainsley Massina and Deeanna Bell started to find their rhythm and the game turned into an arm-wrestle, with neither side gaining control due to both sides putting on consistent mid-court pressure.
Going into the last quarter two goals down, the Demons were quickly able to regain the lead but a determined Berrigan outfit refused to make errors under pressure and took a welldeserved win, 42-39.
That leaves Jerilderie in fourth spot with a challenge ahead to remain in the finals.
Awards: Wunnamurra BOC - Kristin Kicks; Congram Transport - Paige Nash.
B grade played a solid game on Saturday, taking a win over Berrigan, ???.
Under-17s star Kiara Keating filled in the centre position for the entire game, winning the SD Landscaping beston-court award and creating strong contests for the ball.
Kerryn Purcell played strongly in WA, earning her the Jerilderie IGA award.
The defenders worked hard, creating a number of turnovers which resulted in goals, while Tianni Given had numerous intercepts and turnovers.
Belle Bradford came on for half a game in the wing, immediately showing her capabilities to run strong driving lines and follow passages of play down the court.
Jerilderie’s C grade team is back in the top five after defeating Berrigan, 52-27.
The Demons were too strong from the first whistle with Elisha Conn, Sam McDonald, Tash Shaw and Eden Hercus too quick and tall in attack.
Defenders Liz Haynes, Tanya Lovehill and Tiff Sutton used patience coming out of defence after rebounding and intercepting strongly.
Liz Haynes won the Jerilderie IGA best-oncourt award and Tash Shaw won the Rochford Fitness award.
The under-17 Demons were pushed for the first half of their game but ran out victors, 52-28.
Millie Stonnill is developing an intimidating WD game with her height and arms, while in attack the combination of Paige Nash, Isabella Westwood and Kiara Keating was too quick for the Saints.
Thanks to Annalise Barlow and Phoebe Aitken for doubling up on the day. The Thomas family awards went to Kiara Keating and Phoebe Aitken.
The under-15 team remain in third spot and have secured the second chance in finals after a brilliant win over Berrigan, 36-6.
The youngest team member, Lauren Knight, moved confidently at GS and is improving with each game.
Sara Smith is a player of the future, reading the play and quickly adapting when necessary.
Phoebe Aitken had her eye in, shooting 28 goals to win the Magic Scissors award, and Annalise Barlow won the JNC award for her defensive skills.
A quality display of netball was on show in the under-11 game. Both sides showed excellent skills for their ages with strong passes and accuracy in goals.
The Makatak awards went to Lana Martin and Ally Barlow.
Sophie Lostroh and Paige Nash at the NSW Stage Age Netball Championships in Sydney.