Wild and wet at the Bay

UNDER PRESSURE: Port MacDonnell's Brooke Williams faces the defensive pressure of Mount Burr's Heidi Clark and Madi Hagget during Round 13 of Mid South East netball.



IT was a wild and wet day for Round 13 of Mid South East netball, with strong winds making play difficult at Port MacDonnell.

The Demons hosted Mount Burr and struggled to keep pace with the Mozzies.

Both teams started strong, but Mount Burr won the first quarter 12-5, despite Port MacDonnell defenders Lisa McGregor and Morgan Amy making the Mount Burr shooters work hard.

The second quarter saw Mount Burr shooter Ebony Clark shoot at 100pc accuracy and continue throughout the game to only miss four shots.

Port MacDonnell made changes at half time and brought shooter Cody Manning on who worked well with Brooke Williams.

Mount Burr defenders Heidi Clark and Madi Haggett still made it tough for the Demon goalies.

The Mozzies continued on with a solid last quarter to run out 19-goal victors.


Kalangadoo claimed a hard-fought victory over Tantanoola, despite the Tigers starting out well.

With strong defensive pressure and accurate conversion from goalies Emma Gould and Jami Walker, Tantanoola scored the first four goals of the match.

Kalangadoo took a couple of minutes to adjust and quickly turned the slow start around to go into the first break with a five-goal advantage.

The second quarter saw the Magpies step up their pressure, with Mikaila Pitt creating many turnovers and together with Chloe Pratt made Gould and Walker earn every possession. Tantanoola’s mid-court worked hard to find space and fed their goalies accurately.

Kalangadoo went into the main break in front 32-24.

The Magpies made changes at half time, bringing Sophie Wrightson on to wing defence and moved Jane Auld to wing attack.

Auld instantly made tough work for her opposition Alex Lucas, with her quick drives and ability to find space to feed her goalies.

Tantanoola’s defence of Kate Bromley and Tayla Rowe worked hard against their experienced opposition, but had trouble making an impact on the dominant goalies, as Kalangadoo went into the break with a 13-goal advantage thanks to accurate shooting from Russell and Abbey Duncan

The final quarter started as an even contest until Kalangadoo stepped up its defence which forced some wayward passing by Tantanoola.

The Magpies were able to extend the lead to finish the match with a solid win.


Hatherleigh adjusted well early in its contest against Kongorong to record a strong victory.

The defensive combination of Maddie Pulmer and Chelsea Galpin forced early turnovers, while the Kongorong attack line took some time to settle.

The young side again played a different starting seven due to unavailability, with Courtney Sealey returning to the club to play in the mid-court for her 100th game.

The Hawks looked to find their feet more in the second quarter with defensive pressure lifted all over the court, as they tried to slow up Hatherleigh’s quick paced game.

However, once in possession Kongorong found it difficult to penetrate Hatherleigh’s defence and only ended up with eight attempts for the quarter.

At the other end, shooters Keston Green and Lacey Haines combined well to work through Kongorong’s defensive pressure and push their lead out to 26 at half time, with Green slotting 10 from 12 for the quarter.

The third quarter saw Pulmer and Galpin swap at the defensive end and Rosie Nettle hit the court in wing defence.

With the changes Hatherleigh’s defence continued to push, causing havoc for Kongrong’s young attack line.

Ella McIntyre and Zara VonStanke began to combine better on the line for Kongorong and work the ball down the court into better scoring position for them to have their highest scoring quarter of the game.

With a 34-goal lead at the final break, Hatherleigh pushed on a claimed a strong 44-goal win.


An undermanned Nangwarry came out fighting hard against Glencoe, with the first few centre passes going goal-for-goal and it was accurate shooting from both Glencoe’s Caitlin Hentschke and Nangwarry’s Meighan Trestrial.

Glencoe’s Emily Thompson then took the first intercept for the game and they went on a 10-goal run.

The full-court defensive pressure earned Glencoe four held balls for the quarter.

Going into the second term, Nangwarry’s Cassie Dinnison tried to create some more movement in the goal circle with some strong drives and was well supported by Kylie Heaver on the wing.

But Sarah Edwards ability to read the ball coming down court was causing havoc for the Saints and they were unable to find the space they needed.

Down the other end Hentschke and Laura Edwards shot with accuracy and snatched in any loose balls that became available.

Nangwarry’s Ebony Lawson worked hard all game to slow down Glencoe’s transition but it was a tough task against Donna Jeaschke and Ashleigh Edwards as they found space with ease and fed the ball well from on and off the circle.

Glencoe went into half time with a 41-11 lead.

Nangwarry made a change going into the third with Heaver going into centre to try and create some more drive for the Saints.

She fed the ball well to Trestrial who found some momentum and was holding well on Emily Thompson.

In the last term Nangwarry’s Carly Ploenges stepped it up a notch and created some turnovers for her team as Glencoe had some wayward passing.

In the end Glencoe took out a comfortable victory 82-23.