Blighty hosted Tocumwal on Saturday in Picola League.
A Grade were not able to apply enough pressure to their opponents or create enough movement or drive for the full four quarters.
Toc’s shooters were exceptional while Blighty’s accuracy let them down.
Tocumwal were a well polished team and will be a force to be reckoned with in the finals.
The Redeyes will need to lift greatly over the next few weeks coming into finals if they are going to try to match this Tocumwal side. Final score, Blighty 33 to Tocumwal 54. Awards: Nat O’Shannessy and Demi Blake.
The B Grade game was a little bit unorganised and flat by both teams.
Both teams had very good passages of play but not often enough to make a great game of it.
Blighty tried various combinations but couldn’t get any of them to flow.
Charlea Blake and Claire Bull were standouts with the very versatile Amy Litchfield backing then up all the way.
Tocumwal proved too strong in the end winning by five goals. Final score, Blighty 35 to Tocumwal 40. Awards: Charlea Blake and Amy Litchfield.
All the C Grade girls put in a strong effort against Tocumwal.
Different combinations showed some good pieces of play but not consistent enough to take the win. Final score, Blighty 33 to Tocumwal 41. Awards: Talei Holm, Katie Barling and Stephanie Barry.
C-Res had a very strong win, with the team work of Lisa Landy and Nicky Burke a highlight.
The girls had a bit of a shaky start but settled into a comfortable win. Final score, Blighty 42 to Tocumwal 12. Awards: Nicky Burke, Saryn McKenzie, Emma Warenycia and Kendl Cramer.
The U17s worked well as a team with good movement throughout the court.
The girls still need to improve on coming forward however there was good encouragement from all players. Final score, Blighty 36 to Tocumwal 55. Awards: Tiah McDonald, Shannon Vesty and Abbey Smith.
The U15s had some really good teamwork down the court, with strong talking and encouragement.
They played a very strong Tocumwal side eventually going down by 31 goals. Final score, Blighty 6 to Tocumwal 37. Awards: Kelsey Hilsop, Mikayla Ackers, Kaitlin Percy and Elissa Gallpen.
The U13s had a great win with an excellent team effort. Final score, Blighty 18 to Tocumwal 14. Awards: Zara MacDonald, Eliza Bradford and Karla Nicholas.
Once again the Blighty Minis all played one of their best games for the year.
Awards: Melina Tidcombe, Harmonie Tidcombe, Erica Nicholls and Jaz McKenzie.
The Finley Bakery and Patisserie Club Person of the week is Tess Plattfuss.
Also thank you to this week’s sponsor Intersport Bennetts Deniliquin for donating netballs to our junior girls.