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HILLS JUNIOR GRADES
Hills A-grade details
Under 15 Div 2
The game between hosting Ironbank and Uraidla started
with both teams playing tentatively due to the wet court and
Both teams used the court space well and did some
excellent around the circle passing.
Uraidla’s goalies shot well and seemed to give the
Demons an upper hand in the first half.
As the teams got used to the wet conditions and the court,
and ball started to dry out, the game became faster and
Some great defence and accurate shooting in the final
quarter enabled Ironbank to win a close battle 25-23.
Under 13 Div 1
Stirling Comets hosted Heathfield in another cracking
game last Saturday.
Heathfield scored the first goal of the match, but brilliant
communication from Stirling shooters Amy Farries and
Sofija Cvijanovic ensured a two-goal lead at the end of the
Heathfield fought hard in the second term with centre Lucy
Wilson and wing attack Rebekah Harman working together
well, and the team displayed good clean fast passing down
Accurate shooting from Abi Stacey and Jemima Van der
Linden secured the lead, before significant and confident
positional changes from Stirling Comets in the third quarter
lifted player confidence.
Centre Ruby Grogan provided some extra height, Michala
Holmes moved to wing attack and a bold switch of Lauren
Provis into goal defence rattled Heathfield, and the Comets
gained nine goals to trail by just one goal.
Brilliant netball was played by both teams in the final
quarter, with Comets scoring the first goal to level, but
Heathfield were determined not to lose.
The Stars increased the speed of their passing and some
sharp shooting once again decided the game, as Heathfield
ran out with a tight 26-24 victory.
Under 13 Div 2
It was a low scoring first quarter between Stirling Comets
and Uraidla, with plenty of turnovers making all players on
the court work really hard.
However, by half-time Uraidla had settled and were
dominating the game.
The many goalie combinations were working well and
shooting accurately and their defenders were doing a great
job to keep the Stirling Comets scoreless until the final
The Comets defence tried hard all game, repelling many
attacks by Uraidla team but unfortunately the Demons were
the much stronger team on the day running out with a 34-2
Under 11 Div 1
Uraidla’s 21-7 result over Aldgate last Saturday did not
reflect the nature of the contest.
Uraidla’s Shamiah Harnas and Jessie Hazell worked
very well in defence, while Riley Pointer, Charlotte Muffett,
Samantha Crackett and Lucinda Smith were busy in
Strong, accurate goal shooting from Phoebe Hopkins and
Caitlin Monteleone helped seal the win for Uraidla.
Octavia Sayer, Sasha Watkins-Berkinshaw and Zoe
Stanbridge taking every opportunity to score for Aldgate,
with accurate feeding from Grace Lawry and Alice
Herringer throughout the game.
Uraidla’s Emily Finele-Bisset, Jess Noske and Mikaela
Jasko got many turn overs in the midcourt and opened up
the game for Uraidla.
Under 11 Div 2
Both Heathfield and Stirling Comets players displayed
great tenacity and deserved a win last Saturday, however,
the final outcome was for the game to end with a thrilling
Comets captain Sofia Penn won the toss leading to
their centre Sophie Fox taking the first centre pass, and
ran tirelessly over the entire court, supporting her team in
attack and defence beautifully.
Stirling tried to capitalise on the first centre pass advantage,
but Heathfield’s defence proved to be very strong.
Goal defender Maeve Garnett, wing defender Jordan
Maulding and goal keeper Elia Peake were practically
Great teamwork resulted in Heathfield scoring the first
goal of the match.
At the other end of the court, goal keeper Bonnie Guilhaus
and goal defender Ada McKenzie read the play well and
intercepted many Heathfield attempts to penetrate the goal
Goal attack Lucy Datta and goal shooter Hannah
McCartney worked hard under the ring to shoot two
In the dying seconds, goal shooter Ava Bellon shot the
first goal for Stirling, making it a very exciting finish to the
The second half featured Eliza Looyeston, Caitlyn
Hargreaves and Poppy Lynen working hard in defence for
Heathfield, hugely contributing to the low-scoring game.
The final quarter again had the ball moving up and
down the court until a sneaky bounce pass from goal
shooter Airlie Goldsmith gave goal attack Emily Gerard an
opportunity to shoot a lovely goal.
Panthers caged by Aldgate
Aldgate continued a recent streak of form
with a solid victory over Piccadilly during last
Saturday’s fourth round of Hills A-grade netball
The clash was tightly contested from the first whistle, with
both teams scoring off their centre pass, however, strong
defence by Aldgate’s goal defender Bianca Webling and
goal keeper Ella Janes resulted in a couple of turnovers.
These were capitalised through accurate shooting by goal
shooter Amy Spek and goal attack Georgie Stott.
Piccadily entered the second quarter 11 goals behind,
however, tight checking by Piccadilly goal keeper Riley
Sabey and goal defender Eliza Beare allowed the Panthers
to settle, but Aldgate still maintained momentum of the
match, finishing the quarter with a 12-goal lead.
Piccadilly made a change at half-time, bringing Kaii
Zecchin into goal shooter, where she combined well with
goal attack Karen Jacquier.
Aldgate also made changes, bringing Celia Sandland into
centre and Kayla Dodd into wing defence.
The duo worked well together to halt Piccadilly’s
momentum through the centre court, resulting in a lead of
24 goals at three-quarter time.
A final change for Piccadilly brought Hannah Evans into
goal defence, and she was able to pick off a number of
balls, which were brought down the court by wing defence
Leanne Crass and centre Hayley Schroeder.
However, tight defence by Aldgate goal keeper Rebecca
Nicolls allowed Aldgate to finish the game strongly, and
claim a 60-35 victory.
Bridgewater hosted second placed Uraidla on Saturday,
and having drawn the past two outings, the visitors were
keen to put a win on the board.
The first quarter started goal-for-goal as both sides
capitalised on chances, through sound conversion from
Bridgewater’s Rachel Wood and Jo Virgo, and Mim Gollan
and Ellie Agars of Uraidla, but it was the Raiders who took
a five-goal lead into the first change.
The home side’s momentum continued in the second and
third terms as they settled into a rhythm, while the Demons
struggled to convert consistently, despite making major
changes at each break.
Fierce pressure over the whole court – particularly in the
goal circle from Bridgewater’s Tamala Suraharjo and Amy
Kotz – forced errors from the visitors, and the Raiders held
an 18-goal buffer going into the fourth quarter.
The final term proved no different, as the home side ran
the match out well, piling on another 17 goals, in contrast
to a defeated Uraidla outfit which managed nine.
Bridgewater finally won 59-33 and extended its undefeated
campaign and hold on top spot.
Summertown started strongly against Ironbank Gold, with
accurate shooting by goal attack Lauren Osborne and goal
shooter Amanda Turner.
Goals were equally matched early on with confident
shooting by Ironbank’s Erin Hegarty and Madeline
The Summertown Tigers capitalised on a few hard fought
turnovers by centre Makaila Richardson to take a five-goal
lead to the first break.
The host team worked tirelessly in the following two
terms, with effective leading through the midcourt from
wing attack Lucy Dickson and precise passing the entire
length of the court.
Summertown’s defensive combination of Kellie Hunter
and Lane Trenorden were relentless in their pressure and
created turnover opportunities, which were converted by
the accurate shooting by Summertown’s goalies.
Summertown had a comfortable 49-28 lead at the end of
the third quarter.
Ironbank players refused to drop their heads with Tegan
Morgan lifting her team’s spirit through multiple intercepts
and feeding well into her shooters.
The Thunderettes fought hard to the final whistle, however,
Summertown were too strong on this occasion, taking the
premiership points with a 54-37 victory.
In a very highly contested and fast paced game, Ironbank
Green defeated Heathfield 56-44.
Both teams proved very strong in the first quarter
but Ironbank gained a big lead in the second quarter
through quick passes and accurate shooting by Steph
Fotheringham and Lauren Davis.
This motivated Heathfield to push harder to get back in the
game, and with great defensive work from Ali Morton and
endless energy from wing attack Charlotte Mara-Petersen,
Heathfield minimised the gap and came within six goals of
Ironbank during the third quarter.
Eloise Foale and Grace Sawley put up some much
needed goals in the final term to keep the Stars in the
game, but Ironbank Green pushed through to grab victory
with consistent plays and helpful turnovers by Tahlia Meyer.
Stirling Comets and Uradla featured in a strongly
contested match last Saturday. Both teams had good ball
control resulting in goals at each end.
Uradlia goal attack Kate Griffiths and goal shooter Anne
Daw displayed great skill in the circle, as did Comets
counterparts Chole Berry and Alix Newbury.
The contested ball was relentless, as Uraidla wing attack
Monique Amos fed the ball strongly into attacking zones,
while Comets centre April Norse intercepted and worked
the circle well.
At half-time Comets led 28-17and Bianca Butefisch was
put in goal keeper with Sarah Palmer going to goal attack.
Uraidla put Sophie Tickner to goal attack and Tahree
Sickerdick to wing attack.
Both teams increased court pressure with Stirling
putting hard running Bella Semola into centre for the final
Alix Hardy was moved to wing defence and Comets made
a strong defensive wall, creating pressure for Uraidla.
Comets wing attack Racheal Jaensch ran the entire
game, giving excellent midcourt balance, while goal
defender Kate Johmson was at her best, rebounding
Uraidlas forward ball attacks.
Comets produced a very strong last quarter to run out
with a 50-25 victory.
Bridgewater 59 (T. Suramarjo) d Uraidla 33
Ironbank Green 56 (T. Meyer) d Heathfield 44
Aldgate 60 (A. Spek) d Piccadilly 35
Summertown 54 (M. Richardson) d
Ironbank Gold 37 (V. Ward).
Bridgewater goal keeper Tamala Suraharjo (centre) and Uraidla circle
ring players Mim Gollan (left) and Ellie Agars contest a high ball
during last Saturday’s Round 4 Hills A-grade netball encounter which
Bridgewater convincingly won 59-33.
Bridgewater goal attack Joanne Virgo (lower left) and Uraidla goal keeper
Lara Clothier battle for a ball at court level as Demons goal defender
Dannie Fox (left) and Raiders goal shooter Rachel Wood watch on during
Saturday’s Hills Netball Association A-grade fixture.
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