Port MacDonnell v Robe
Port MacDonnell is finally set for its first home game of the 2022 Mid South East netball season on Saturday, with a tough challenge against the visiting Robe.
Both teams come off solid wins last week and will hit the court running, looking for any advantage early in the contest.
The combination of Alana Winter and Belinda O’Dine in the defensive circle will put the pressure on the Robe goalies, Tori Gluyas and Sarah Laurie.
However, both Gluyas and Laurie’s accuracy will be a focal point for the Roosters, with precise feeding outside the circle from Annie Hunter.
If they can shoot with precision it will be a tough day for the home side.
Toni Gilmore’s presence in the goal circle, as well as her experience and leadership on court will be an asset to the Bay but Robe sits top of the ladder for a reason and will not want to give up that spot.
Kalangadoo v Nangwarry
Kalangadoo would have been happy with last week’s win against Mount Burr, which provides some momentum as the Magpies host Nangwarry.
Abbey Duncan’s return has given some experience to the Magpies’ goal circle and she combines well with youngster Kori Collins.
Jayde Peacock continues to work hard for her side and Hayley Burner will get the job of trying to curb her influence, while working hard to help her side at both ends of the court.
In defence, Magpies Reanna Wetherall and Lauren Kain will look to shut down the high work rate of Saints Ange Pratt and Tahlia Wilson at their attacking end but Kalangadoo should have enough class to come away with the win.
Kongorong v Tantanoola
Tantanoola comes off a loss against Glencoe and will look to bounce back against Kongorong this week.
Michelle Robinson had to step up into the wing attack position to fill Casey Walker’s shoes last week and that may also be the case again in Round 6.
Riley Buckingham started in defence last week for the Hawks and was then swung into the circle.
Sarah Lucas and Emily Lightbody combined well last week and may be given the job on Jami Walker and Emma Gould if Buckingham is needed in the attacking end again.
Kongorong is definitely on the improve but Tantanoola will want to stay in touch with the four and will come away with the points.
Glencoe v Hatherleigh
Hatherleigh returns fresh from the bye and face a strong Glencoe outfit.
Sarah Edwards and youngster Chelsea Owen work well together in defence and will ensure which ever goalie combination Hatherleigh decide on works hard for every shot.
Both Demi Vanderhorst and Maddie Redman can switch from goals to defence and their strength may be required to limit the opportunities to Jenna Paproth and Malinda Markiewicz.
The tussle between Donna Jaeschke and Tegan Telfer in centre will be one to watch. Hatherleigh is still settling its side, which has caused disruption to the season so far.
The Eagles will aim to bounce back two losses in a row but Glencoe will look to cement its spot in second place and will get the win.