A grade netball this week was under the Friday night lights of the Flora Hill Stadium.
Coach Liz Cobbledick asked the girls to focus and come out strong, and they answered her call by getting a getting a great jump on Leitchville-Gunbower in the first quarter.
Sophie Robertson played a ripper of a game on the eve of her birthday, feeding and defending well in C and WD.
Lou Dupuy, Jess Geary and Cobbledick were mind readers in the goal ring and in the end, the Hoppers showed their strength, running away with an outstanding win against a side they only just managed to scrape over the line against in round one this year, 62-30.
During the first half this week the found themselves down by 11 goals against a formidable Leitchville-Gunbower side.
However strong team work and determination saw the girls create a 19-goal turn around, to eventually win by eight goals.
Kristen Moroney worked tirelessly in WA and C, creating many great plays for the side and earning best on court.
Zena Wareham was reliable in goals, and applied great pressure creating many turnovers in the attack end.
They won 45-37.
It was another tough game this week for the B grade girls who unfortunately went down by one goal.
Megan Fuller was awarded best on court for her strong defence and encouragement throughout the game.
Hannah and Abbey Blow both stepped up from their own grades to play a half in C each.
They came undone in the last quarter with the Bombers coming back to claim the win, 39-38.
B-reserve started the game strongly with Carlie Ryan directing play from WA.
Megan Leask intercepted many balls, working well with Shanee Squire in defence.
The girls put in a great team effort, finishing strongly with best on court going to Carlie Ryan.
They won 39-21.
Showing just how much they’ve improved throughout the season they produced a solid game against the ladder leaders.
Although the score didn’t always reflect the effort the girls put in, it was a unified group who matched the Leitchville Gunbower side in the last quarter but the damage was done early and the Colbo side were defeated by 15 goals, 35-50.
Georgia Waters produced a great four quarters in WA and was awarded best on court for her ability to switch from attacking to defensive play.
Coming off the bye with another strong win, tight defence by Leitchville Gunbower in the goals made first shots difficult but the Colbo goalers worked hard for every rebound and were up by 16 at half time.
Many positional changes were made at half time and the girls adapted well with some great passages of play down the mid court through to goals to eventually win 42-19.
Tahlia Pain was awarded best on court for her hard work in GK and WA.
Going from strength to strength each week thanks to the awesome work of Coach Michelle Baker and Helen Ingram for helping out has seen hard work pay off.
The whole team had an amazing game with fast court work and great decision making.
Zoe McLean had an outstanding day with strong passes and accurate shooting landing her the best on court award and Jo Brown was handed the Incentive award showing fantastic work with her intercepts and defense skills on court.