Match Report - 22 Feb 2014, Actonians Netball Club D beat Grasshoppers Developm't
The oppo was a group of Year 10 girls who had beaten us by 12 goals last time. We had the benefit of two new players this week - Chloe Culpan and Annie Locke from the Reds, playing GA and GK respectively. It was a sunny, calm day and we started well, feeling our way with the new combinations, taking two centre passes off the oppo in total to win Q1 9-5. The oppo fought back quickly in Q2 (and there were some dubious umpiring decisions). They turned over our ball and got the score up to 9 all before we pulled away again, eventually winning Q2 9-8. We picked up the fact that they were relying heavily on their GA, so we started focusing on keeping her out of the goal circle in Q3 and won that quarter 16-5. Then we tried a new defence set-up for the oppo centre passes that forced them to pass the ball back to Jose's/Chloe's partners or over Jumping Jack Amy (big mistake!) ;-) We won Q4 by a whopping 23 goals to 2. Final score 57-20. Big thanks to Annie and Chloe (Oppo POM) for helping us out, in spite of having to play two more matches that weekend. Amy won a very well-deserved Team POM.
Grasshoppers Developm't 20 - 57 Actonians Netball Club D