Bats come away with win

By Benalla Ensign


The Bats came away with a much needed win on Saturday, playing some competitive netball and proving just how versatile the team is, with lots of changes made throughout the game.

Emily Neilson played a strong game in goals, Steph Hogg and Ally Ellis got plenty of turn overs allowing lots of extra opportunities for goals to be scored. Overall a fantastic team effort and a great win for the side.

The final score, Goorambat 46 - North Wangaratta 17

Best players: Emily Neilson (Royal Hotel Award), Steph Hogg (Bowen Therapy Award), Ally Ellis (Rambling Rose Award)


The B grade girls got off to a slow start against the unknown North Wangaratta side.

The Hawks came out firing at the shaky Bats and at the end of the first quarter there was only one goal between them. The Bats made an unplanned change, which created much more flow, stronger drives and effective feeds to the goalies, whom once settled were unstoppable. The second quarter saw the Bats outscore the Hawkes by 7 goals. The Bats then continued to extend their lead. It was a huge team effort with the consistent pressure from the defenders. The mid-courters showcased their experience by creating opportunities and accurately releasing the ball to the shooters who confidently finished the job. The Bats walked away with a whopping 31 goal win.

The final score, Goorambat 61 North Wangaratta 30

Best Players: Clare Greaves (St James Hotel), Kelsey Moss (Blooms on Bridge), Kirsten Pianta (Mokoan Hub Café)


Goorambat B Reserve played a great game against North Wangaratta. The girls were determined to have a win to celebrate Lauryn Hernan’s 100th game for Goorambat. North Wangaratta came out strong in the first quarter but Goorambat were able to come away with a win 22-46. The mid court for the Bats worked hard all game, Emily Houttin played a strong game and read the play well allowing her to get plenty of intercepts. Emma Boman provided strong feeding to the shooters and Chloe Trevena also applied strong defensive pressure and great movement down the attacking end. It was a great team effort by all players.

Best Players: Emily Houttin (Benalla Bowls Club), Emma Boman (Subway), Chloe Trevena (Amcal Chemist)


The Bats worked hard but were unable to make it over the line this week. North Wangaratta took away a 13 goal win.

Final score, Goorambat 14 – North Wangaratta 27

Best Players: Ellie Culhane (Techwool), Chloe Cook (Subway), Makenzie Woods (Aqua Door)


The Under 15s couldn’t get the win over North Wangaratta. After a slow start to the game the Bats were unable to get a strong lead in the first and second quarters. It was looking hopeful for the girls in the last quarter when they caught up to the Hawks with a 1 goal difference, but unfortunately could not use the turn overs to their advantage. The girls went down by four goals. Arnica Stanley played a brilliant game in GK playing a strong defence to shut the shooters down. Gertie McCallum also kept working hard to bring the ball down into the attacking end.