There were a couple of great nail-biting finishes in this week's Kowree Naracoorte Tatiara A grade netball matches on Saturday, June 25.
A great display of netball between Borders and Kyby in the A grade.
An even first quarter with consistent shooting by Kyby's, Chelsea Bull and Charlee Hodges.
Della Hannaford and Tyler Atkinson in Borders defence were relentless and made Kyby's shooters work hard all game.
An even second quarter saw Kyby still hold a lead at the half.
Borders played a hard fought third quarter wth some basic mistakes by Kyby, saw Borders convert.
Borders shot 18-13 in the third but Kyby pegged back the difference to go down by one at the final whistle.
Bordertown came out with strong defence in the first quarter, having many touches and intercepts throughout. Bordertown ended the first quarter with a 14-goal lead.
The second quarter saw Padthaway lift, with some great plays and turnovers.
Padthaway's Casey McElroy, Sarah O'Sullivan and Hannah Grady moved the ball down the court well, creating more scoring opportunities.
Bordertown's Lucy Murch and Alex Langley were consistent in defence throughout the game, putting pressure on the Padthaway goalies, taking many rebounds and clearing quickly down the court.
Holly Bottroff and Lauren Edwards gave 110 per cent in the final quarter for Padthaway, but they were unable to catch Bordertown, who came away with the win.
An exciting fought game by both sides.
A very fierce contested ball through the mid court saw all players driving hard to gain possession.
Both sides chased loose balls to re-gain possession and provide opportunities for their team.
In the second half defensive pressure from both sides made all attackers rise to the occasion.
In the last quarter the intensity rose with Mundulla fighting back from a five-goal deficit to win the game by one goal.
Lucindale started strongly bringing plenty of defensive pressure to limit Naracoorte's scoring opportunities in the first quarter.
Wet conditions made for a scrappy game from both teams with Lucindale capitalising on their turnovers to extend their lead at half time.
Naracoorte's depth was tested with a number of players needing to be utilised to see the game out.
Chloe Burke came on and made a real impact for the Demons at wing defence and a big congratulations to Chelsea duRand who made her A grade debut!
Lucindale ran out comfortable winners.
Border Districts 62 (E Hausler, A Nolan) d Kybybolite 61 (C Bull, B Ewer)
Bordertown 60 (A Langley, L Murch) d Padthaway 29 (L Edwards, C McElroy)
Mundulla 44 (K Hinge, P Marra) d Penola 43 (A Earl, T Porter)
Lucindale 45 (H Ogilvie, C Cane) d Naracoorte 23 (A Bennier, B Harris)
Border Districts 58 (L Cother, A Haynes) d Kybybolite 39 (S Maber, R Eckermann)
Keith 55 (T Jones, P Pado) d Kingston 35 (B Cunneen, L Morden)
Penola 46 (S Sculz, I Venables) d Mundulla 45 (C Sippel, T Hillier)
Naracoorte 59 (B Harris, S duRand) d Lucindale 53 (J Bittner, G Menz)
Border Districts 41 (B Sambell, M Jordan) d Kybybolite 33 (S Ottoson-Crossling, G Romer)
Padthaway 41 (A Hoyle, G Hext) drew Bordertown 41 (K Rodert, E Orrock)
Keith 52 (G Langley, T Rehn) d Kingston 29 (E Watson, N Gericke)
Penola 69 (A Lepley, K Wilson) d Mundulla 41 (R Collins, A Hood)Naracoorte 54 (M Riley, S Gibbs) d Lucindale 24 (V Clarke, M Walker)
Kybybolite 32 (E Bell, D Moreland) d Border Districts 22 (J Koch, M Vilde)
Bordertown 43 (A Tink, E Ballinger) d Padthaway 20 (S Ryan, A Mabon)
Keith 47 (S Bunnett, R Farmer) d Kingston 32 (T Murdock, D Kennett)
Penola 55 (S Pitt, M Maney) d Mundulla 38 (T Schmidt, A Grosser)
Naracoorte 34 (S Fletcher, H Sambell) d Lucindale 12 (M Thompson, A Buckett)
Kingston 45 (T Pink, B Clarke) d Keith 21 (T Jones, M Evans)
Penola 71 (K Venables, T Porter) d Mundulla 22 (K Schneider, L Conlon)
Naracoorte 57 (B Foster, J Kavanagh) d Lucindale 25 (S Edmonds, T Ingham)
Border Districts 48 (K Rata, M Burke) d Kybybolite 21 (A Williams, M Hoare)
Keith 51 d Kingston 47
Penola 49 d Mundulla 17 (A Carter, S Leach)
Kybybolite 34 (A McKenzie, J Tidy) d Border Districts 25 (M Batson, G Mahney)
Naracoorte 53 (Z East, M McCarthy) d Lucindale 18 (L Handbury, B Schubert)
13 & Under A
Kybybolite 31 (J Tidy, P Wardle) d Border Districts 21 (C Boddington, M Mueller)
Bordertown 39 (A Meakins, S Warren) d Padthaway 19 (J Frick, A Orton)
Keith 25 (I Smart, M Altus) d Kingston 5 (S Willis-Schapel, A Rasheed)
Penola 21 (M Marlow, W Zadow) d Mundulla 17 (H Davis, L Morris)
Naracoorte 34 (T Maresch, E Mott) d Lucindale 14 (G Williams, L Wilkin)
13 & Under B
Border Districts 24 (N Murphy, R Trenery-Brown) d Kybybolite 5 (M Slotegraaf, G Teklemarian)
Bordertown 20 (S Lusher, S Conlon) d Padthaway 4 (K Roberton, A Ortlepp)
Naracoorte 14 (H Meynell, A Maresch) d Lucindale 13 (R Williams, C Hahn)
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