In the North Eastern netball semi final A1 match played on Saturday, Brinkworth Spalding Redhill had a good win over Riverton Saddleworth Marrabel United 60-36.
BSR sent out strong and set the tone for the game, scoring the first six goals. Georgina Moore provided a strong target in the circle, fed beautifully by Bec Moyne.
Gemma Seal and Meg Geddes provided constant turnovers for BSR, seeing them up by 14 at half time.
Tammi Mullins ran hard all game in centre for RSMU but BSR were simply too strong, with excellent full court defensive pressure.
A2 – Brinkworth Spalding Redhill 56 v Blyth Snowtown 40
BSR started the game with calm, calculated play settling into a 10-goal lead at the end of the first quarter. Blyth-Snowtown defence picked up the pace applying more defensive pressure in the second quarter.
BSR made some changes but maintained an 11-goal lead. Blyth-Snowtown goalies played a great rotational game but BSR pressure made it difficult to score, while BSR goalies were accurate all game.
B1 – Blyth Snowtown 37 v Brinkworth Spalding Redhill 34
A close start with defensive pressure from both teams. Blyth Snowtown ran away in the second quarter through limiting BSR’s opportunities stretching to an 11-goal half time lead.
BSR made some changes at half time, with Lucy Meyer shooting well and Amy Trengove providing great defensive pressure and turnovers. Cats managed to hold on for a win.
B2 - Blyth Snowtown 40 v North Clare 49
A very even first quarter with all goalies shooting well. North broke away in the second to lead by eight at half time. Blyth Snowtown came back in the third.
North came home strong in the last with some excellent defence and great driving down the court, with Sophie McLennan shooting well.
C1 – North Clare 61 v Blyth Snowtown 28
North Clare came out firing in the first quarter to lead 16-6 with strong shooting by Jo Goodwin and Bonnie Goss. Blyth-Snowtown’s Aimee Cusack lead well at the centre pass driving hard.
Mary Carroll stepped up the defence and made it hard for Jo Goodwin to move in the circle.
North’s defence was solid with timely turn overs by Lissy Wood. Blyth-Snowtown’s Kerry-Lee Welke was moved into goals in the final quarter and had an impact, but North held strong.
C2 – Burra Booborowie Hallett 37 v North Clare 26
BBH got off to an early lead by five goals. North soon joined the party with some long bombs before the half time whistle.
BBH’s Jodie Stockman played a beautiful game, which helped BBH with their 11-goal win. Jordy Stewart capitalised with many intercepts, directing the play through the centre.
U15 – Mintaro/Manoora 27 v Eudunda Robertstown 43
A well fought game with strong team work demonstrated all over the court.
Min-Man were tight in defence making it difficult for Saints attacking players to work the ball into the ring.
Saints created good space, moving the ball down the centre of the court, providing many scoring opportunities for their accurate goalies.
J1 – Eudunda Robertstown 30 v South Clare 28
Both teams settled well in the first quarter with Saints having a three-goal lead at quarter time with excellent shooting by Breea Schutz.
Saints started stronger in the second quarter holding a two-goal lead at half time.
South fired in the third with some strong defence from Milly Lalic and Ellie Johnson. They wanted the ball more to be up by one.
The fourth quarter saw Saints go up by three early and then South fought back to be a fitting draw at the end.
South had their opportunities in overtime however Saints held it together to win by two goals.
J2 – Burra Booborowie Hallett 26 v South Clare 22
Burra Booborowie Hallett started well in the first quarter, adjusting to the wet conditions well with short passing and strong shooting by Eliza Quinn.
South Clare steadied in the second to reduce the BBH lead to three goals.
BBH’s Montana Taylor and South’s Shiloh Weatherly had a tight tussle in the centre.
Strong rebounding from Esther Head kept the Demons in the hunt, but the pressure from BBH’s defence, led by Felicity Stockman, allowed them to hold on for a deserved four-goal win.