Round 10 of the Picola Netball League’s north-west division on Saturday saw Deni Rovers travel away to play historical rivals Blighty.
This was the second time the clubs have met this season.
Under 11s: The young Roos had a great game against Blighty, showing skill all down the court. All girls have improved since the start of the season and everyone played well on Saturday.
Awards: Trinity (Wired), Kate (McDonald’s), Makalya (ball).
U-13: What a game! A tightly contested match played with terrific sportsmanship. Blighty won 27-25.
Georgia McCulloch was her ever reliable self, taking intercepts, creating turnovers and receiving the Wired award.
Alyssa Townsend applied relentless pressure and won the McDonald’s award.
U-15: Blighty won 17-14. The Rovers are third on the ladder, on equal points with Blighty (fourth) and Mathoura (fifth).
U-17: All Rovers played a strong, consistent game. Deni’s defensive pressure all over the court created many turnovers that helped to secure a well deserved win.
Final score, Rovers won 26-13.
Awards: Ruby Murphy (Deni Driver Training), Nikiela Larcombe (Deni Showcase Jewellers).
C-reserve: Rovers defeated top of the ladder Blighty, 40-31. The Roos are second on the ladder, on equal points with the Redeyes.
C grade: The first quarter was an amazingly strong quarter where the Rovers created numerous forced turnovers which were converted to goals by shooters Mathilda Jacobs and Maddy Price.
From the first quarter onwards the Roos continued to play strong netball which led to a 58-33 win.
Awards: Vicki Beames, Maddy Price.
B grade: Rovers won a thriller, 42-41, and are second on the ladder.
A grade: The Roos lost 51-56. Despite the loss, the Rovers held on to second spot on the ladder.
This Saturday the Rovers host Yarroweyah.