Leopold Netball – Round 3 v Newtown
We expected a new and improved Bell Park line up in round 2 and that’s exactly what we got! Their solid recruitment showed in what proved to be tough, physical encounters of quality netball. Both As and Bs disappointed to allow the margin to extend in the final quarter after playing quality netball for much of the match. As circle defenders Laura Clarke and Ebony Hansen worked tirelessly all day and Chloe Fagan had a great start to the year, with some spectacular falls to match! The Bs margin certainly didn’t reflect the first three quarters of the match, with Nicole Walker continuing her brilliant start to the year in goals, well supported by captain Aimee Plunkett in the mid.
The Cs played high quality netball, scoring a brilliant 17 goals in the second quarter to finish with a 27 goal victory. It was a true team effort. Simone Fagan defended brilliantly and was well supported by Lauren Moore in the mid. The Ds overcame an emotional week to dig deep and hold on to a 3 goal victory. Jess Dewar was great in WA and was well supported by Annette Kontogeorgis. The 19&Unders again played St Mary’s and it was again a top quality match. Unfortunately, this time the 1 goal victory did not go in our favour! Rebecca Sanderson had a stellar game in defence as did Eden Darragh in goal.
Our thoughts and sympathies are with Jess Dewar and Jana McElhinney who both lost their Grandfathers prior to round 2. We all dug a little deeper for you girls!
Today we travel to Newtown & Chilwell. We look forward to a great day of netball. They have had a great start to the year in all grades so we know that it will be a competitive contest.
Good luck Polders’!