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The Courier SPORT Wednesday, May 13, 2015 – PAGE 17
MID HILLS NETBALL
Mid Hills A-grade details
Continued Sport 18
Flames running hot
A successful return by Mt Barker
Lutheran Flames to Mid Hills
A-grade netball ranks continued
Following an opening round win, the
Flames were keen to test their skills against
an enthusiastic Littlehampton in Round 2.
Amid slippery conditions, both teams
took the initial 10 minutes to settle and
adjust with the first goal seeming a while
Ella Lawson at wing defence proved an
agile, key defender for Littlehampton,
gaining numerous intercepts which goal
attack Emma Chapman was able to
Carly Petersen kept Flames centre Dani
Barolo on her toes for most of the match in
what was at times quite a physical contest.
Britt Pilkington at goal defence, Taylor
Featherstone at goal keeper, Ellie Sih
and Sophie Lee at wing defence and
dynamic wing attack Robyn Martin proved
a formidable force in gaining turnovers and
keeping the pressure strong for Mt Barker
Accurate shooting by Jenna Brumpton
and Sheralee Harford in the third quarter
had the Flames blazing in front by 12 goals
at three-quarter time.
Strong perseverance by all players,
combined with accurate shooting, a strong
centre court and pressure in defence,
allowed the Flames a comfortable 32-15,
but Littlehampton displayed great promise
in its midcourt and will be a team to watch
in the future.
Lobethal Lutheran and Mt Barker United
played out a wet and slippery 38-all drawn
Both teams did well in the conditions and
spectators were entertained from the first
whistle with a fast paced match.
Mt Barker United goal shooter Simone
Laube was very accurate and was well
supported by goal attack Nicole Harders.
Lobethal Lutheran made mistakes and by
the first break United led 8-5.
During the second quarter Lobethal
Lutheran defenders Naomi Juers and Lisa
Harding worked tirelessly, however, the
goalies didn’t capatilise on the turnovers
Mt Barker United had more of a system,
with centre Brooke Byrnes and wing
defence Renae Bell working hard in the
centre square, and by half-time United
extended its advantage to 21-16.
The second half was exciting with both
teams battling hard, revealing a strong
contest between Lutheran Lions wing
defender Jessica Mariner and United wing
attack Alison Tidemann.
The Lions were determined to fightback
with centre Melissa Pearce and wing
attack Kellie Harten displaying poise and
control to drive the ball, giving Lobethal
Lutheran a chance to match Mt Barker
By the end of the third quarter Mt Barker
United maintained its five-goal buffer – 31-
Lobethal Lutheran continued its
determined fightback and took it all the
way down to the wire.
The accuracy of goal shooter Jade
Newman and goal attack Tanya Ising fired
12 goals during the final quarter, allowing
the Lions to gain ground.
In the closing seconds of the game,
Lobethal Lutheran had possession and
was just about to attack into goals when
time was called, leaving the two teams
The new Onkaparinga A-grade team
worked hard and played well to defeat
The first quarter started evenly as Onkas
got some great intercepts by Chloe
Ferguson to created a six-goal lead at the
Phoebe Groth and Annabel Caozow put
pressure on Onkas goalies in the second
term, but Alice Smart and Tayla Day shot
with accuracy and Onkas had a nine-goal
lead at the main break.
Katie Wood came on in the third quarter
and moved with precision to open up the
Onkas goal circle.
Georgina Morcom and Claire Bryars
placed Hahndorf goalies Brooke Trenorden
and Tahlia Steinwedel under immense
pressure, intercepting and running the ball
through Onkas centre court of Kelly Hall
and Laura Challans.
Onkas increased its lead to 16 goals by
the three-quarter time recess.
Hahndorf midcourters Katie Lockwood,
Sarah Roberts and Amanda Fairley
worked tirelessly, but Onkas ran away with
a 16 goal win.
The clash between Onkaparinga and Hahndorf Lutheran
started off even with both teams going goal-for-goal.
Onkas shooters Jacinta Jefferies and April Perkins
combined well with the centre court of Annabelle Patti and
Hannah Glynn to move the side out to a handy six-goal
break at quarter time.
Hahndorf Lutheran made some changes in the second
quarter, moving Emily Toma to goal attack.
She proceeded to work well with Kirby Toma and their
game started to flow, however, Alice Perkins and Amy
Johns worked tirelessly in defence and were able to turn
the ball over for Onkas.
By the half-time break Onkas had stretched its lead to 10
Onkas had some excellent teamwork from Chelsea
Bannister, Alice Cutting and Teagan Brooks, whilst Mel
Lawrence and Bethany Harris continued to work hard for
At the final whistle Onkas came away with a convincing
Woodside Warriors comfortably defeated Gumeracha 45-
Both teams began fervently as pressure was applied in
Woodside Warriors defenders Krystal Owen and Steph
Ferguson forced Gumeracha’s goalies Vicki Sims and Tam
Crossman to use their three-second counts.
Likewise, Gumeracha’s defenders Norean Thompson
and Josie Roche moved and communicated well to force
Woodside goalies Tammara Graetz and Laura Barnes to
work hard for a shot at goal.
The first quarter ended with scores even at nine goals
As the game progressed, the Warriors were able to
capitalise on a few turnovers through the midcourt.
Midcourters Narelle Schapel, Hayley Sandford and Bec
Hutchinson snared several lose balls, and as a result, the
Warriors gained a three-goal lead by half-time.
Hayley Crawford proved a valuable addition to the
Warrior’s midcourt with tight defence and quick passes
into the goal ring.
Robyn Kabelitz joined Krystal Owen in defence and the
duo proved a formidable team as the Warriors were able to
prevent Gumeracha’s ever-accurate Thompson and Roche
from shooting at goal.
Only with Woodside’s addition of Ferguson and Hutchinson
into attack in the last quarter was the result truly cemented.
Utilising Hutchinson’s fast footwork and Ferguson’s
lightning passes into the goal ring, the score blew out to a
24-goal victory for the Warriors.
Nairne Districts toppled Lobethal Black with a 64-25
Nairne played the first quarter very well, shooting 23
goals for the quarter which gave it a strong lead, while
Lobethal Black struggled to find rhythm and could only
manage four goals.
The second quarter proved to be far more competitive
with only a four-goal difference for the stanza.
Rebekah Wright of Nairne played out of position at wing
attack as Casey Reichelt is overseas until September.
Amy Bloomfield and Lani Cousins played a quarter each
for Districts to help out, and Monica Boehme played
brilliantly at goal keeper.
The King sisters from Lobethal worked hard in defence to
try and stop the Nairne goalies, but to no avail.
The game between Mt Barker Lutheran and Lobethal
Gold was exciting and well played from start to finish.
The first quarter was a little scrappy with both teams
applying pressure through the midcourt.
Mt Barker Lutheran centre Evie Proeve worked hard to
feed goalies Jade Schubert and Kate Walsh, but Lobethal
defenders Paige Dauchier and Casey Hutchinson made
Likewise at the other end of the court, Lobethal’s Sarah
Higgs and Trish Murray shot well despite tremendous
pressure from Alison Nobes and Julianne Baldock.
At the first break Mt Barker Lutheran held a narrow 8-6 lead.
In the second quarter Lobethal’s Abbey Gardener joined
Higgs in the goal ring, but the remainder of the line-up
Mt Barker Lutheran introduced Zoe Kleinig into the role of
centre and Kim Hein assumed the goal defence position,
to take on Gardener.
Both teams worked tirelessly but the quarter was won
by Lobethal and scores were level at half-time on 13 goals
During the third term Lobethal’s Emily Grey moved from
centre to wing attack to stand Mt Barker Lutheran wing
defender Naomi Eckert, with both players picking up plenty
of loose balls.
Murray returned to the court with fresh legs to the position
of centre on Proeve, while Mt Barker Lutheran made more
drastic changes, moving Kleinig into defence with Hein,
and moving its only tall defender Baldock into goals.
The pairing of Baldock with Schubert proved to be
successful and together they shot eight goals for the
quarter, establishing a 21-19 advantage at three-quarter
In the final quarter Lobethal returned Tess Flick to the
wing attack position and Sophie Green remained in wing
defence, but again Mt Barker Lutheran rotated players
through the midcourt.
Walsh moved to wing attack on Green and Kleinig to wing
defence on Flick.
Nobes and Hein both worked incredibly hard to try to
combat the height of Higgs who continued to goal well for
However, the Mt Barker Lutheran goalies also found some
rhythm and Baldock and Schubert notched up another
eight-goal quarter to ensure a 29-26 win for their team.
Hahndorf were first to settle into the blustering conditions
in its B4-grade game against Mt Barker Lutheran on
Mt Barker Lutheran goal defender Brittany Pilkington (left) controls a ball against the challenge
of Littlehampton goal attack Emma Chapman as the duo rise above a slippery Woodside court
surface during last Saturday’s Mid Hills A-grade netball clash which the Lutheran Flames won in
Mt Barker Lutheran wing attack Robin Martin (left) battles for possession
against promising Littlehampton teenage wing defender Ella Lawson in
Saturday’s Round 2 Mid Hills A-grade fixture.
Lobethal 40 (M. Tucker)
d Echunga 35 (B. Sheehan)
Mt Barker Lutheran 32 (J.
Brumpton) d Littlehampton 15
Lobethal Lutheran 38 (K. Harten)
drew Mt Barker United 38
Onkaparinga 40 (A. Smart) d
Hahndorf 24 (K. Lockwood)
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