Rovers netball report

By Deniliquin Pastoral Times

The Deniliquin Rovers were too strong for Jerilderie in round five of the Picola & District Netball League season on Saturday, despite the Dees’ home court advantage.

The Under 17s was a terrific game to watch. 

It was great to see all team members play smart netball and action the court play they have been practising at training.

The defence was solid, and both Edwina Barclay and Charlotte Strong were a nightmare for their opposition.

Remy Muirhead provided the link between defence and attack in WD, and was relentless in her pursuit for the ball.

Gracie Willis was dynamite, she adapted well to positional changes, attacked the ball strongly, provided leads and was pinpoint accurate when feeding the shooters.

The girls had a strong win and managed to win every quarter.

Final score: Rovers 52 def Jerilderie 29.

Awards: Remy Muirhead (Deni Driver Training) and Gracie Wills (Decentralised Demountables).

Sophie Strong looks to make a pass in the Under 17s game.

Under 15s:

In cold and blistery conditions, the Under 15s asserted their dominance against Jerilderie with great team effort.

They were led in defence by Matilda Glowrey who entertained the crowd with some big intercepts.

Abby Whitehorn was quick in the centre and provided a fast release to the shooters.

Shane Bothma worked tirelessly in the goal ring for the game. She was able to get the ball under the post and shoot accurately.

She was well supported by Abbie Blake, both in WA and then in GA.

Final score: Rovers 49 def Jerilderie 7.

Awards: Shane Bothma (Crusin* Diner) and Abbey Blake (Maccas).

Under 13s:

Another great game for the Rovers. Despite a cold start to the game it did not take long for them to warm up and get straight into it.

Makayla Finn moved around the goal circle extremely well, shooting some fantastic goals which put Rovers well in front for the first quarter of the game.

Chloe Macknight and Lily Andrews played a great game at both ends of their court supporting both defenders and shooters.

Well done to the Rovers girls for showing lots of versatility with all positions.

Final score: Rovers 48 def Jerilderie 0.

Awards: Matilda Dickie (Bennett’s Intersport) and Hazel Glowrey (Subway).

Eliza Atley lines up a shot in the goal circle.

Under 11s:

The girls braved the cold and went out and played some great netball against Jerilderie.

In bitter conditions, the girls courageously stepped up and did what was asked from coach Lucy Horne. 

Well done to all girls who yet again displayed excellent sportsmanship.

Awards: Eve Meharry (Crusin* Diner) and Zali Horne (Bennett’s Intersport).