Blighty net­ball:

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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.

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