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Brave Tabilk puts up a fight

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June 08, 2017

Olivia Pearce puts up a shot for St Mary's.

TABILK

Under-12

Tabilk played top-placed St Mary’s on Sunday in very chilly conditions at Nagambie.

The side missed a few early opportunities to score and played catch-up netball for the rest of the match.

The defenders were strong, however Tabilk was unable to convert from turnovers.

The side had some good passages of play, but St Mary’s were too strong across the court.

Hannah deservedly took home the Nagambie Outdoors award for her intercepts and rebounds.

The netballers will take a much-needed break this week as the football teams play Broadford.

Under-14

The first quarter was evenly matched with St Mary’s up by one at quarter-time.

St Mary’s came out firing after quarter-time, piling the pressure on all across the court.

Unfortunately, Tabilk could not keep up and went down 14-36.

The Billy Burgers awards went to Bree for a consistent performance in the midcourt and Olivia for a strong game in a new position.

Under-16

This was always going to be an exciting game and it was a great result at the end of the first quarter with the girls only two goals behind.

St Mary’s was able to bounce away but the lead was still only nine at half-time.

The second half was difficult to score in, with the girls finding it hard to find the goal ring.

There were many positives to come out of the game and the girls should be proud of the great fight they put up.

The Maxam award went to Claudia Martin for her never-give-up attitude and willingness to give her best.

SJNA

It was a very chilly but sunny start to the day as the girls of the Seymour Junior Netball Association took to the courts for round seven of the KBNA.

Under-9 Green

Seymour travelled to Kilmore, where the girls played a really good game, sharing the ball equally.

Both teams defended well and all players tried their best.

Harper, Olivia and Gabrielle shared the centre during the game, doing a great job running the court to help the other players.

Tahlia, Matilda and Georgia played in the shooting positions, using their skills to use the players outside of the ring when needed. They all achieved some great goals for their team.

Brianna, Evelyn and Chloe did a great job in wing attack and wing defence, defending their players and doing a fantastic job keeping the ball from the opposition.

Evelyn did a great job as the team’s captain and Georgia was player of the day for great rebounds and defence in the goals.

Under-11 Purple

Seymour Purple played St Pat’s Blue at Kings Park.

Purple girls put up a good effort but were outgunned by St Pat’s.

The side has shown improvements and the girls are starting to demonstrate their strengths in key positions.

A few areas have been identified which need to be practiced and the girls will bounce back.

Remy earned player of the week for her efforts in attack and goals.

Under-11 Red

For the fourth time this season, Seymour Red travelled to Kilmore to face an experienced Kilmore Navy team.

The Kilmore shooters were very sharp but Seymour’s defensive line-up of Mandessah and Clodagh showed great determination in defence all game.

They combined well and worked hard to bring the ball into the midcourt.

The midcourt was rotated between Kayla, Grace and Madi, who showed patches of lovely ball movement down the court to bring the ball into the attacking end.

Mollie and Reese worked hard to get the score on the board, with some great passing in the goal circle encouraging each other to have a shot.

Seymour Red is doing a great job defending its opponent but needs to work on creating space and getting in front.

The coach’s award went to Madi, the captain this week.

Under-13 Yellow

Stingers started strongly, eager to get back on the winner’s board after a loss to Kilmore Navy last week.

Stingers took the lead 5-2 at the end of the first with a fast and entertaining start to the match.

Missed opportunities by Stingers, along with a solid half from Broadford Red, saw Red stay within reach and, by the close of the third quarter, Broadford had edged back into the game, squaring up the scores at 10-all.

Stingers settled in the fourth quarter with consistent movement through the midcourt and many intercepts by both teams.

Some quick thinking created space and flow over the court, resulting in goals for Stingers.

A great game played by Stingers and Broadford Red ended with a nail-biting win to Stingers, 13-10.

Under-13 Orange

Orange had a home game against St Pat’s Green.

St Pat’s Green was down one player but was still a strong, tall and skilled team.

St Pat’s Green got a great lead, scoring five goals each quarter to be 10 at half-time.

Seymour Orange had more than 15 unsuccessful attempts at goal but was only able to score four goals in the first half.

The girls had a great third quarter.

The defensive pressure from the whole team was able to shut down St Pat’s, which only scored one goal in the third quarter.

Although Orange had 13 unsuccessful attempts, the side scored another two goals in the third quarter to take the score to 6-11 in St Pat’s Green’s favour.

In the fourth quarter Orange had a lot of the ball in the goal third, with another 13 unsuccessful attempts.

The side scored another four goals but so did St Pat’s, making the end result Seymour Orange 10 to St Pat’s Green 15.

Seymour Orange just had one of those games where the ball did not go in, but the players had fun, forgetting the name in the team chant but went back into the game smiling and willing to keep trying.

Under-16 Black

Seymour Black took on Wandong Green at Kings Park.

With the sun shining, the heat was definitely on as the first quarter set the standard of the match.

On the back foot, the defence worked very hard to keep up to the pace of a strong attacking opposition.

Oryiana (wing defence) chased down each centre pass as Bronte (goal defence) and Brandy (goal defence) tried to slow down the goaling opportunities.

Janaya (goal keeper) showed the opposition what she was capable of with super tight one-on-one and fantastic rebounds giving Black a chance to move the ball back through the midcourt and down to the attacking end, where Alanah (wing attack) tried to push the passes into the goal circle.

Unfortunately, scoring opportunities were hard to come by for Polly (goal attack) and Kiara (goal shooter).

The side welcomed back Lucy, who was able to bring back some strength across the court, but it was not enough as the top side prevailed to take the win.

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