It was a horror start to the Picola & District League season for Blighty’s A grade side, suffering a massive 37 goal loss to Strathmerton on Saturday.
The Redeyes had a slow start but eventually found their rhythm at Strathmerton Recreation Reserve.
It wasn’t all doom and gloom for the newlook Blighty side, showing their skills with some really good moments.
Playing-coach Molly Cochrane said while her side had plenty of things to work on she was still happy with their first game as a team.
Alana Coates was solid down in defence with new recruit Deni McKenzie also putting in a strong performance running through the centre. Final score, Strathmerton 59 to Blighty 22. Awards: Local Dental - Alana Coates; Blighty Hotel - Deni McKenzie.
Blighty’s B grade netballers put together a dominant display to start their season with a 31 goal victory over the Bulldogs.
It was an outstanding game for a new team with awesome shooting as well as great rebounding and turnovers out of defence. Final score, Blighty 49 to Strathmerton 18. Awards: Courtney Plattfuss; Judy Plattfuss; Sarah Hanmer.
With a new coach and new look, Blighty’s C grade worked brilliantly in their first game together to take their first win. Final score, Blighty 26 to Strathmerton 15. Awards: Jessima Munro; Storm Birks; Emma Barker.
The Redeyes had a great start to the season in the Under 17s, despite suffering a 13 goal loss.
The scores didn’t reflect how well Blighty played with Gabby Clarke and Ellie Hardford shooting well all game against a solid defence.
The visitors’ defensive end of Kelsey, Emmy, Zara and Sophie turned over many balls.
Karla, Jazz and Ebonie ran out the game in midcourt. Final score, Strathmerton 40 to Blighty 27. Awards: Bakery - Gabby Clarke; Canteen - Jasmine Ackers; Finley Quality Meats - Kelsey Hislop; Players’ award - Karla Nicholls and Emmy Weir.
Blighty’s U15s came out with a point to prove on Saturday, smashing their way to a 30 goal win.
The Redeyes had amazing pressure all the way down the court with the great shooting and turnovers being converted into a goals. Final score, Blighty 45 to Strathmerton 15. Awards: Ellie Caruso; Eliza Bradford; Kate Westcott; Harmonie Tidcombe.
The U13s Redeyes had a remarkable start to their season, recording a 20 goal win. Blighty’s leading, passing, shooting and defence were outstanding. Final score, Blighty 29 to Strathmerton 9. Awards: Shae Learmonth; Jessica Hanmer; Erica Nicholls; Lily Westcott; Melina Tidcombe.
The U11s girls played a great first game against the Dogs.
Awards: Encouragement award - Ally McKenzie and Millie Hanmer; Drink Bottle - Lucy Dudley; Club Towel - Ellie Gavel; Canteen - Catie Michael.
The Club Person of the Day went to Kylie Barker.