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Goorambat comes undone after promising start

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May 03, 2017

A-grade

Goorambat’s A-grade netball side failed to capitalise on a two-point first-quarter lead against Glenrowan on Saturday, in the end going down by 11.

It was a familiar story for A-grade, which had to make last-minute changes because of illness, and brought Kate Symes into the side for her second game.

After taking the game to the hosts in the first quarter, the Bats had a second and third quarter slump, with a lack of strong attacking moves through the court.

This led to Glenrowan leading by 13 going into the final quarter.

And although the Bats pulled the margin in slightly, the final score was 34-45 to Glenrowan.

Kate, Olivia and Brittany worked hard in defense, earning them an award each.

B-grade

In the B-grade match, injuries forced changes to the line up again this week.

Despite all the changes, the Bats started well, with only a goal separating the teams at quarter time.

But a slump in the second and third quarters left the Bats in chase mode and despite finishing strongly we were unable to come away with the win.

Steph and Erin combined well in defence, intercepting passes into the ring and rebounding strongly, earning them an award each.

Meanwhile in the C-grade match, Glenrowan came out firing and left the Bats standing flat-footed.

With a few injuries leading up to the game, some unusual positional changes had to be made, this took the girls some time to adapt to.

The second half saw great defensive pressure from Taylah Grubissa and Kirsten Hooper taking clean intercepts and drive down court.

But in the second half Glenrowan showed what they could and ultimately took the game.

Best on were Taylah Grubissa, Kirsten Hooper and Hannah Ely.

B-reserves

In the B-reserves match the girls finally got their first win on the board, beating Glenrowan 35-32.

A massive effort from the whole team in the third quarter saw them turn around an eight-goal deficit to be level with the Tigers at three-quarter time.

The teamwork continued in the last to secure the win.

Nina Gardiner was fantastic in defence, fighting hard all game, with Emma Boman leading from the front in the mid court, proving her leadership skills on the court with the other girls, to make a difference.

Under-15s

The under-15s played a fantastic team game against Glenrowan.

But the side fell just a goal short in the end.

Best on court was Emma Purcell, she opened up the midcourt and was able to feed well into the shooters.

Hayley Smith also shot well and created space in the ring.

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