There were a couple of tight contests in this week's Kowree Naracoorte Tatiara Netball Association A grade matches, with Bordertown and Border Districts grabbing victory by slim margins.
Bordertown v Kybybolite
A very closely contested game. The first quarter saw great passages of play from both teams. The defence made some great turnovers with the goalies shooting accurately.
Half time the scores were level and the game continued with Gorgia Sealey (Kybybolite) controlling the centre, and Lucy Murch (Bordertown) creating turnovers.
Kyby finished the third quarter strongly to be up by two at three quarter time. The game continued to be tight and could go either way.
The final quarter continued going goal for goal with Charlee Hodges (Kybybolite) and Kimberley Langley (Bordertown) shooting well. Bordertown made the most of their turnovers and good team play to come home with the two goal win.
Border Districts v Naracoorte
The intensity of the game started early with both Borders and Naracoorte fighting hard for the ball. Defensive pressure from both ends saw the teams even at quarter time.
In the second quarter Borders were able to take the lead with great drives by Poppy Moyle Read and Amelia Nolan.
Naracoorte made some changes where they came out firing in the third with Belinda Sinclair feeding well into her goalies. Ash Bennier and Sophie Henschke combined well in defence for Naracoorte and were able to peg back some great intercepts which saw Borders only up by two goals at three quarter time.
In the final quarter Borders played with a level head and Della Hannaford took some crucial rebounds under the ring where Borders came away with the win by three.
Keith v Padthaway
Both teams started strong with great defence and accurate shooting.
In the second quarter Keith defence was tight resulting in a few passing errors from Padthaway which Keith was able to capitalise on and lead by 14 at half time.
Keith's goalies lifted the intensity in the last half and were just too strong for Padthaway with Keith winning by 27.
Lucindale v Mundulla
Mundulla came out firing and Lucindale looked like they had had two weeks off, to be eleven all at quarter time.
The second quarter saw the great combination with Meyer and Lane back in goals with Smart and Cane feeding well scoring 20 goals to Mundulla's 10. Heading into the third quarter Mundulla came out strong fighting hard with Danielle shooting the majority of the goals.
Lucindale were too strong and ran away with a big win.
Bordertown 53 (L Murch, K Langley) d Kybybolite 51 (G Sealey, C Hodges)
Border Districts 45 (P Moyle-Read, D Hannaford) d Naracoorte 42 (B Sinclair, A Bennier)
Keith 75 (D Vankalken, S Lubcke) d Padthaway 48 (C McElroy, K Ward)
Lucindale 63 (T Lane, H Smart) d Mundulla 38 (P Marra, D Wiese)
Bordertown 55 (M Jarrett, T O'Sullivan) d Kybybolite 47 (R Eckermann, T Lidums)
Naracoorte 52 (B Harris, D Cox) d Border Districts 48 (D Pretlove, A Haynes)
Penola 55 (K Wilson, K Honner) d Kingston 42 (T Daniel, B Cunneen)
Lucindale 64 (J Bittner, C Graetz) d Mundulla 38 (T Hillier, T Stone)
Bordertown 35 (A Will, K Rodert) d Kybybolite 33 (B Noske, T Taylor)
Naracoorte 65 (S Ford, A Walker) d Border Districts 30 (M Jordan, D Moore)
Keith 58 (H Wilson, T Dick) d Padthaway 37 (G Hext, S Shepherd)
Penola 67 (T Galpin, A Wurst) d Kingston 37 (N Banning, A Scott)
Mundulla 50 (K Couzner, A Hood) d Lucindale 47 (T Ryan, C Gogel)
Kybybolite 33 (E Graham, E Gilbertson) d Bordertown 30 (H Breed, E Ballinger)
Naracoorte 94 (F Aitken, L Gill) d Border Districts 18 (J Parker, R Pomery)
Keith 49 (K Dick, M Wilsdon) d Padthaway 26 (M Maynard, J Manning)
Penola 62 (E Hutchesson, S Summerhayes) d Kingston 30 (H Winter, T Braithwaite)
Mundulla 41 (M Leach, C Sigston) d Lucindale 36 (A Edmonds, B Minge)
Naracoorte 60 (H Broadbent, L Midwinter) d Border Districts 47 (L Larder, K Rata)
Kingston 43 (B Clarke, P Stenner) d Penola 42 (H Berkin, E Manarangi)
Lucindale 46 (L Volker, E Schultz) d Mundulla 41 (S Moreton, J Altus)
Border Districts 59 (O Pretlove, K Rata) d Naracoorte 40 (L Pretlove, J Cox)
Keith 45 (A McAuley, P Rayson) d Padthaway 39 (L Matthews, A Frick)
Kingston 41 (A Mules, T Pink) d Penola 34 (H Flint)
Kybybolite 40 (C Copping, L Williams) d Bordertown 33 (A Bryant, T Ballinger)
Naracoorte 51 (A Woosnam, L Pretlove) d Border Districts 23 (L Smith, A Searle)
13 & Under A
Bordertown 40 (A Meakins, E Wegener) d Kybybolite 20 (J Tidy, A Redding)
Naracoorte 32 (A Bald, T Maresch) d Border Districts 12 (I Mahney, E Sambell)
Keith 34 (E Makin, L Clark) d Padthaway 17 (E Ward, L Tiver)
Penola 30 (L Manarangi, M Marlow) d Kingston 10 (S Crosby, C Crosby)
Lucindale 28 (M Raedel, M Ker) d Mundulla 24 (O Excell, S Dimitriadis)
13 & Under B
Bordertown 21 (G Edwards, S Lusher) d Kybybolite 1 (L Brown, S Morros)
Naracoorte 15 (Z Moritz, A Maresch) d Border Districts 11 (N Murphy, O Unger)
Keith 16 (K Field, H McLean) d Padthaway 4
Lucindale 11 (L Hann, R Williams) d Mundulla 2 (S Mock, G Carter)
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