20 May, 2024

Pimpinio claim first win of season

A huge second half from Pimpinio's A-grade netballers has secured their first win of the season, defeating Taylors Lake by 10 goals at Pimpinio Recreation Reserve in round six of the Horsham District Football Netball League.

By Chris Graetz

Pimpinio coach Jayde Ellis scored 21 points. PHOTO: RAELENE JOHNSTON
Pimpinio coach Jayde Ellis scored 21 points. PHOTO: RAELENE JOHNSTON

With the pressure building, Pimpinio headed into the match needing to win and they hung tough in the first quarter to trail by one point. In the second quarter, they started to find their groove, leading by two at halftime.

They came out after halftime firing, scoring 14 goals to five in the third quarter to lead by nine points. They held their lead in the last winning 46-36.

Jayde Ellis and Lana Ellis both scored 21 apiece for the Tigers with Lilly Weir and Layla Eltze again amongst the best for the Lakers.

Tahnee Brown was best on the court for the Tigers at wing defence whilst Holly Ross continues her amazing season in defence.

Tigers coach Jayde Ellis said it was super exciting to get their first win.

"It's amazing. There was great energy across the team after we got the win. I am pumped for the girls and hopefully, it can kickstart our season," Ellis said.

"That was the best game we played this season. We played four quarters and the intensity was amazing and that has been something we have been talking about.

"We also worked on a few things such as going up with two hands with rebounds and going out of defence with structure and it's paying dividends."

"Credit to Taylors Lake, they pushed us hard and it was a good game."

When asked about their best players, Ellis praised everyone.

"All eight players put in great performances and I was happy with everyone's game," Ellis said.

"Lana Ellis had an incredible game up forward and gave good direction on the court.

"Our defence was amazing led by Steph Runciman alongside Holly Ross and Tahnee Brown."

Caitlin Jones-Story shoots 57 goals in Laharum's win over Harrow Balmoral

Laharum had a comfortable victory 43-goal win over a young Harrow Balmoral side at Cameron Oval in round six of the Horsham District Football Netball League.

An unbelievable 57 goals to Caitlin Jones-Story, and a great display of power through the centre from Olivia Jones-Story saw them win 72-29.

Laharum coach Rebecca McIntyre said the blowout win enabled them to try a few things out.

"We set goals each quarter on what we want to achieve and we work and focus on that and even though we won the way we did, there are always things to work on," McIntyre said.

"Ema was a standout in goal defence and dominated everywhere and is reading the ball brilliantly and intercepting. It was great to see Caitlin back to her best form too."

Febey McClure was great through the centre for Harrow Balmoral whilst Tara McIntyre's position change to wing attack has worked well, with a solid game from the teenager.

Southern Roos coach Emily Langley said it made them learn how they need to play more as a team.

"Laharum is a well-oiled team so the girls can learn from their connections and how a good team goes about the game," Langley said.

"There are things we can practice because of it, one of which is being a bit more of a team and backing each other."

Langley said she was impressed with everyone and she is happy with Tara McIntyre, who is making the wing attack role her own after moving there from attack.

"We didn't make any changes and we toughened it out as a team and I was impressed with our continuous fight against a good side. We played well as a team which is what I want to see," Langley said.

"On Tara, she played well. She has stepped up on her feeding towards the rest of the team and I am impressed with her.

"She is improving every week and it will help her netball as she gets older as she can be versatile which I am very thankful for."

Kalkee returns from the bye with a comprehensive win

At Kalkee Recreation Reserve, the Kees defeated Kaniva Leeor by 23 goals.

After a tight first quarter, leading by one goal, they scored 15 goals in the second quarter to take a nine-goal lead into halftime.

Sixteen goals in the third quarter set up the win as they ran out 55-32 winners.

Lotus Martin shot 33 goals for Kalkee whilst Ruby Gordon shone up forward with 18 for the Cougars.

Edenhope Apsley secure a tough win over Swifts

Edenhope Apsley secured a tough seven-goal win over Swifts at North Park. The Saints fired out of the gates early with a 16-goal first quarter to lead by nine points.

They extended that lead in the second quarter to 13 goals and despite some resistance from the Swifts, ran out the game to win 48-41.

Sarah Domaschenz and Lavinia Fox were the best players for the Saints whilst Erin Freehand and Isabella Robson were the best players for the Swifts.


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