Submitted by Tammy Auld for MSE Netball Association
Compiled by Colin Pye for 5THEFMWattleRangeNowsportonline
Preview 5th April 2014
Following the testing hot conditions last weekend, teams will be hoping for milder conditions as we head into round 2 of the minor matches in Mid South East Netball.
Mount Burr kicks off their season this week, while Kongorong has the Bye to regroup following a hard fought match against the Tigers last weekend.
Glencoe v Mt Burr
After a close stoush with the Pies last weekend, the Murphies will look to stamp their authority this weekend and win on their home courts.
Mount Burr had great success in 2013, making it through to the Preliminary final before bowing out of the competition. If their side remains relatively unchanged for the season then they have plenty to build on as they consolidate as a playing group. The Murphies put on quite a show against the in-form Pies side last weekend, and will be looking to take the ladder placing from the Mozzies.
Laura Edwards stepped up last weekend for Glencoe with some precision passing into her goalies Kelly Aubert and Ebony McDiarmid. Aubert and McDiarmid shot well and showed that Glencoe means business. With Sarah Kasparian’s height at the other end of the court, the Mozzies goalies will need to be accurate to make every opportunity count.
With the home court advantage this weekend, the Murphies will take the points in what is likely to present the match of the round.
Robe v Kalangadoo
With both of these teams having solid wins last weekend, this match will be a close one too. The Pies showed that they have not lost any of their flow, even with a few changes to their line-up. The Robe girls also combined well against the Bay as they worked out their new combinations for the season.
Felicity Carter and Keeley Mason combine well in goals for the Roosters, and will make the Pie’s Leah Ousey and Amanda Casey work hard for any intercepts. Hannah Perkins and Chloe Dawson have been impenetrable in defence and continue to work well, assisting Hayley Smart to bring the ball down the court into their attack line. They will need to step up their defensive pressure this weekend to overcome the height and accuracy of Melissa Russell and Caroline Davey who refuse to miss when shooting within range. Jayde Peacock runs tirelessly through the centre court for Kalangadoo, and Smart will have to work overtime to shut her down. Mikaila Pitt put in a solid performance for the Pie’s and will continue to fight hard each week and she will cause a few headaches for Robe’s Kate Schubert this weekend.
The Pies will be too strong for the Roosters this weekend and will take the points, but both teams will fight hard.
Nangwarry v Port MacDonnell
With both of these teams facing disappointing losses in round 1, they will fight hard this week to try and notch a win. Both teams had impressive performances at the Pre-Season Cup, and this clash will be no different, with both sides looking for the points.
The Bay were impressive last weekend, with Michelle Lewis and Ashley Heald working hard to prevent their opponents from scoring. This weekend they come up against Nicole Bizsko and Nicole Reeves who shoot well from any position in the goal circle which makes them tough to beat. The Saints have good drive through the centre court with Teresa Stewart and Cassie Dinnison combining well. The Demon’s Emily Taylor and Kirby Carrison will work hard to stop the Saints’ drive, while at the other end of the court Toni-Lee Gray and Tamara Ferguson will provide plenty of strength in the goal circle and make it tough for Nangwarry defenders Karli McDiarmid and Kayla Gray.
The Demons will want this win more so they can consolidate their position on the ladder early, while Nangwarry will take longer to settle into their new look side.
Tantanoola v Hatherleigh
The Tigers have a steady side with consistency strength of their game, while the Eagles have been soaring early this season. Hatherleigh will look to stay on the winners list this week with a few new players still to settle the side.
Keston Green and Kelsey Bromley combined well in goals last weekend, and will look to build as a pair. This will make it tough for Simone Little and Kate Versace who have quick hands and read the play well, but will need to go that step further against these quality goalies. Through the centre court, Casey Arney and Olivia Coote have been impressive for the Tigers, while Erin Watson and Sarah Allen are quick and athletic when driving the ball for the Eagles. In defence for Hatherleigh Georgina Brooks and Kaitlin Smith continue to work well together and do not give up. They will make it tough for Jacqui Mathews and Jami Walker; however Mathews in particular was accurate under the ring last weekend, and will look to continue this form.
The Eagles will be too strong for the Tigers this early in the season as the more settled side.
MSENA JUNIOR PLAYER PROFILE
Name – Eliza Hunter
Age – 12
School / club – Kalangadoo Netball Club
What grade do you play – 13 & Under
Favourite Position played – Goal Attack and Goal Defence
What do you like about playing netball – Learning new things and meeting people
Have you ever won any awards – Runner up Best and Fairest for West Gambier
Favourite food on a Saturday – Hot Chips
Favourite Sports idol and why – Michael Jordan because he is the best basketball player in the world
AFL club supported – Collingwood
What is your favourite netball moment – Watching my mum play