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Round 8 Central Highlands Netball League

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Saints youngster Dakota Grenfell is on the way up to make her mark in the seniors.

IT was a convincing win for Skipton A Grade netballers over a young Bungaree side in Saturday’s Round 8 Central Highlands Netball League. Skipton Coach Stacey Rea said the twenty goal win was still hard fought. “It was definitely a battle, they are an upcoming young and fast side,” she said. “I think our first quarter was the sealer, we had a good start so then we got to mix it around a bit and try a few combinations, but definitely a team of the future, that’s for sure.”

Bungaree centre Grace O’Dwyer is athletic but Skipton coach Stacey Rea is waiting to stop her progress.
Bungaree centre Grace O’Dwyer is athletic but Skipton coach Stacey Rea is waiting to stop her progress.

Rea added that Skipton is at a stage where the players can read each other and know instinctively where a player will be, which is a great advantage on the court. “It’s working really well,” she said.

“But the biggest thing we need to work on, which any does, is just getting those goals in through the hoop.” With Learmonth sitting in top position, on paper at least, they are the team to beat but Springbank with the likes of Cynna Kydd, is a big threat, also. “The team is not one person, though, but definitely they are the two teams to watch,” Rea said.

“We have a couple of girls away for a while now (holidays), so that’s why we are trying new things all the time.

“So we just have to be versatile and be able to put anyone on and the team will still work well.”

Outstanding players from Saturday’s match were young player Sarah Walker, who stepped up on Saturday (wing attack/goals) and Remeny McCann in defence and Rhian Moresi, who is a good chaser of the ball. Skipton currently sit in third place behind Learmonth and Springbank.

“We have only had the one loss to Dunnstown,” Rea added.