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Carngham Linton Netball

Larissa Kydd reliable in the goals.


Round 10 27/6/15 GOOD to be back at the Valley for the first time for the season and even though there was only one win for the round, it was a great day over all.

U13 score: 3 38. Unfortunately I only witnessed the last half of this game but I did notice that the girls had their hands full and couldn’t convert their chances when needed. To their credit they kept trying and they kept smiling. Jasmine Stevens was awarded the Stocklands Voucher and Natasha McDonald picked up the Club Award. In our B team, all girls were given an award for their persistent efforts.

U15 score: 19 38. This was a fantastic team effort and despite losing the match, they put into practice our game plans and strategies and I was very pleased with their efforts. Chelsea Mason showed her extraordinary versatility to win the Stocklands Voucher, and the Drinkbottle went to Laura Gibson for a strong game in goals.

U17 score: 28 23. With both undefeated teams sitting on top on the ladder, we knew this was going to be a hard fought contest and it didn’t disappoint. The lead changed several times and neither team managed to gain ascendancy, but put relentless pressure on each other. Certainly a nail biter, with our girls taking and keeping the lead with minutes to spare. What a magnificent display of junior talent both clubs had on offer. Emily Gay and Holly Dawson picked up the club awards.

Springbank goal shooter Casey Johnston keeps opponent at arms length from the ball
Springbank goal shooter Casey Johnston keeps opponent at arms length from
the ball

C-Grade score: 14 50. Sometimes these “girls” play competitive netball and sometimes it’s painful to watch. This was one of those times. Nobody played badly, in fact there were huge improvements by a few, they were just outclassed on the day. Caitlin Searle was a standout in defence to win the Club Incentive Award, and Tara Pearson played one of her best to take home the Regent Voucher. B-Grade score: 12 37. Going into the game with only one recognised goaler was going to be a big ask for team, but they tried hard and didn’t give up. A highlight for me was seeing the look on Taryn Toohey’s face when given the GS bib, and Michelle Ladiges efforts in that position. Alicia Quilliam was strong throughout the centre court to receive the Club Incentive Award, and Jasmine Dawson, as always, tenacious in defence to earn herself the Regent voucher. A-Grade score: 30 51. What a great mix of youth and experience displayed by both teams, and a very good debut by youngster Brianna Baird. This was a fairly even encounter until half time, with every pass contested, strong drives and good movement around the ring. Unfortunately the scores were not indicative of the excellent play by everyone on court and we let the opposition get away in the second half. Marissa Addison was excellent to win the Club Incentive Award, and Pippie Lewis has really stepped it up to receive the Regent Voucher. This week we head down the highway to Ballan and look forward to renewing the battle. Good luck to all and remember, keep well and keep safe.