HFNL Weekly Netball Wrap

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It was great to have all the supporters back at the football and netball last weekend.  Let’s hope we can get through the season without any more interruptions. 

Last Week’s Wrap

Cobden never looked in doubt when they took on the Roosters last week defeating them by 8 goals.  Cobden still have players to return to their full strength and Annie Blackburn (from South) struggled to get through the game due to illness.  Potentially these two teams may not meet again until finals, and what an interesting finals series it is shaping up to be.

Warrnambool took the points over the seagulls, winning by 13.  Amy Wormald put in another match winning performance scoring 27 goals.

Koroit had a comfortable win over the Hamilton Kangaroos, winning by 32.  Hamilton were competitive in the first half but lost a lot of momentum in the latter part of the game.  Rachael Dobson and Nell Mitchell have been teaming well in attack in recent weeks and made the most of their opportunities in this game. 

Camperdown had to fight hard to fend off a determined Portland Tigers.  Camperdown took a 5 goal advantage into the final quarter and were able to convert their turnovers in the final quarter to eventually run away with an 18 goal win. 

Terang Mortlake struggled to find rhythm in attack when they came up against a strong defensive trio from North Warrnambool.  Rachel Batten, who has returned this season after taking some time off to have a family, is playing some of her best netball and is combining well with Jordyn Billings and Georgia Corbett.  They are proving to be a force to be reckoned with.  North were eventual winners by 13 goals.

This Week’s Matches – Round 7

Portland travel to the Friendly Society’s Park to take on South Warrnambool.  South will make amends for their loss last week and should account for the tigers quite comfortably. 

Cobden host Terang Mortlake.  As we have seen all year, Cobden are likely to rotate more of their players through Division 1 but will still have the depth to score a win over the bloods.  Terang have some great young talent getting exposure in the Open ranks this season and this will benefit them greatly in the next couple of years.

Port Fairy make the journey down the Princes Highway to Leura Oval to take on Camperdown.  With Rube Pekin-Schlicht back, and Amanda Clarke in good form of late, they should score another win over Port Fairy and remain in touch with the top 5.

North Warrnambool verse Hamilton Kangaroos at Bushfield.  Hamilton’s depth has been tested with a few injuries on their team list and will find it tough against the versatile and fast paced Eagles.

In what will be the match of the round, Warrnambool take on Koroit at Victoria Park.  Both teams have been making the most of their scoring opportunities and have been consistent in attack leading into this match.  There will be some great matchups through centre court but I believe the Saints have been more consistant in defense and this will be enough to take the win in a close encounter.

Umpire’s Update

Congratulations to the Hamilton Kangaroos Umpires who were tested for their C Badge last week.  Joanne Sobey, Alan Connolly and Belinda Carroll were all successful on obtaining their C Badge accreditation.  Well done to Suzie O’Brien and her team who have helped develop these umpires during this season.  It’s very rewarding when you see results for your dedication and hard work.  Thanks also to Amelia Armytage and Karen Huf for testing the Umpires.

Great Work Team White!

Good Luck to all teams competing this weekend.  Let’s hope we can enjoy some nice weather.

Author: Josie Logan