Alberton Preliminary final results . . .
A Grade: Dalyston 47 d I-Kongwak 37.
B Grade: Foster 46 d I-Kongwak 38.
C Grade: Kor-Bena 26 lt MDU 31.
17&U: Kor-Bena 44 d I-Kongwak 30.
15&U: MDU 33 d Kor-Bena 20.
13&U: Fish Creek 20 lt Kor-Bena 23.
13 and Under: Fish Creek 20 v Korumburra- Bena 23
Strong rebounding by KB in the FC circle saw them turn over the ball to take a strong lead at the first break.
FC found it very hard to get the ball into their shooting circle.
KB turned every turnover into a goal.
Strong defence from KB saw them take control of the game.
KB’s defence continued their domination in the third quarter.
FC steadied and started driving towards the ball resulting in three goals in the last few minutes of the quarter.
FC scored the first goal in the final quarter and suddenly there were only three goals in it.
KB scored the next two goals; both teams anxiously defended the ball.
FC GS used the baseline effectively and some strong leads in their shooting circle saw the FC team come within two points.
A wild pass from KB aw FC grab for the ball and score a goal – one goal the difference!
KB steadied, intercepted in the FC shooting circle, then in the Centre court- two goals scored.
Another late steady goal from the KB centre pass and victory!
15 and Under: Meeniyan Dumbalk United 33 v Korumburra Bena 20
Both teams were working hard fighting for any ball ‘floating’ in the wind.
Goals going with centre passes.
Height was being used effectively in the MDU shooting circle, which afforded them a slight lead at the break
The wind continued to have an effect on shooting for goals early in the second quarter.
MDU played strong netball in the centre third turning the ball over several times and capitalizing with a goal.
The height of the MDU goaler continued to hurt KB in the third quarter.
Missed goals by KB were easily rebounded by MDU.
MDU seemed to be able to find more space on the court; ‘give and go’ passes working to their advantage.
MDU continued to dominate in their shooting circle, rebounding and scoring after missed goals. Their passes were strong. The GA and GS seemed to work as one.
KB GA shot two beautiful goals late in the game to no avail.
17 and Under: Korumburra Bena 44 v Inverloch Kongwak 30.
In the opening seconds of the game, KB immediately turned the IK centre pass over and scored a goal. IK immediately broke back!
Both teams defended strongly with hands stretched over the ball, KB having more success.
IK continued momentum early. KB defenders tried to double- team the IK shooter, which allowed the IK GA to direct the play.
Despite the game tightening up, KB easily picked off wild passes by IK.
IK made bench and positional changes determined to close the gap. Both teams used their height in the circle to advantage. Play very even this quarter, IK unable to reduce the margin.
Very even last quarter, IK trying desperately in defence in the first half of the quarter.
The spark seemed to go out of the game towards the end, as the result seemed inevitable.
C Grade: Korumburra Bena 26 v Meeniyan Dumbalk United 31.
The game began very evenly- goal for goal.
MDU changed the two goalers at the break. An injury to the KB WD saw her leave the court.
The compulsory blood rule saw another change to the MDU line-up.
The game continued with MDU marginally in front at the break.
More position changes and it had immediate effect, MDU turned over the ball- scored! KB fought back.
Strong drives were being made by the MDU centre. MDU’s GA was shooting very accurately.
In the final quarter missed goals by MDU were rebounded strongly by KB but they were not able to score goals from the turnovers.
B Grade: Foster 46 v Inverloch Kongwak 38.
IK took an early lead but Foster fought back and overtook, IK finding it hard to get the ball into the circle.
The difference between the two teams continued to be their accuracy in the goals circle; IK’s percentage was below 50 per cent.
Foster continued to play strong netball, the defenders leaving little room to move in the circle for the IK shooters.
The experienced Foster GA dictated the play in the Foster shooting circle.
Both teams made changes to their line-ups at the break, Foster from the bench, IK positional.
More accurate shooting from the IK goalers and less pressure defensively from Foster, allowed IK back into the game to be within three points.
Foster rallied however, and took over again.
Both teams came out strong in the final quarter; IK however, were unable to reduce the margin while Foster’s late turnovers increasing the lead.
A Grade: Dalyston 47 v Inverloch Kongwak 37.
Dalyston came out ready to play in the first quarter taking charge immediately.
In the second the game continued to be very physical with lots of contesting body on body, particularly in both shooting circles.
Dalyston were more accurate in goal increasing their lead at half time.
In the third the Dalyston goalers worked well together to gain a better position in the circle.
Great defense by the IK GD gave IK another turnover reducing the margin to three.
In the final, IK seemed to take the momentum back after they had their first centre pass turned over.
It came down to two goals the difference.
Dalyston refocused; missed goals by IK did not help.
Injury time called by IK saw significant changes to their line-up, unfortunately to no avail.