The Deni Rovers' A grade netballers are well and truly in the hunt for a finals berth after a strong win on Saturday.July 31, 2014 7:35am
The Deni Rovers kept their bid for a finals spot alive with a three-goal victory against higher-placed Jerilderie on Saturday.
The Rovers started slow in the away clash, and with a lot riding on the results they took a long time to settle in.
Despite many turnovers, sloppy and indecisive play let Jerilderie off the hook and the Roos trailed by five goals at quarter time.
The Rovers started to convert their centres in the second quarter and quick turnovers saw them dominate the term to have scores level at half-time.
Heading into the third stanza with a few rotations, Ash Geldenhuys into goalshooter and Carissa Holmberg at wing defence, provided a further spark and enabled the Rovers to go from strength to strength.
With fresh legs and a strong showing from Janice Hilton in centre in the last quarter, the Rovers recorded a 49-46 victory.
Carissa Thommers shot solid for four quarters, while Jane Hillier created many turnovers and was damaging with her attacking options out of defence.
The two under-17s girls, Geldenhuys and Holmberg, had a tough four quarters in their junior game and are proving to be a handy rotation in the A grade side.
The Roos’ B grade side had another tough game this week, however all players stepped up to the challenge.
The final score saw Jerilderie win, 49-41.
Awards: Casey Lee Thommers - In8 Health; Tori McCulloch - La Pura/Tania Moore; Nicole Thorpe - Reflections.
C grade had another great win on Saturday, 54-42.
Jackie Thorpe and Nerisa Wills brought speed to the attacking end, allowing Rachel Braybon and Georgia Dudley the opportunity to shoot goals.
They both worked great together in the ring and it reflected on the scoreboard.
Awards: Rachel Braybon - Globe Hotel; Nerisa Wills - Smoko Shak.
The C-Reserve Roos won 46-35 in what was a high pressure game.
The Rovers are showing some good passages of play leading into the finals, but unfortunately lost Pam Vesty to injury on Saturday.
Awards: Maddy Price - Exchange Hotel; Katrina Ives - Smoko Shak; Melanie Sherrett - Total Bliss.
It was always going to be a tough and exciting match for Deni’s under-17s, and once again the young Roos showed they are able to perform well under pressure.
Through strong defensive play and consistent shooting, the Roos were able to draw even with Jerilderie by the end of the third quarter.
The fourth term was an absolute nail-biter, with both teams going goal for goal and the lead changing briefly.
Unfortunately the game resulted in a 46-46 draw, but the young Roos can be extremely proud of the way they played.
Awards: Georgia Van Lieshout - Total Bliss; Carissa Holmberg - Purtills/Wired Entertainment.
The under-15s struggled to keep up with Jerilderie which came out fighting from the start and set the pace for the whole game.
At half-time the Roos were only down by two goals, however, with the pressure still on in the second half the girls made a few silly mistakes and lost the game, 28-19.
Awards: Jackie Thorpe - Wired Entertainment; Elle Dawe - Total Bliss.
Deni’s under-13s lost to Jerilderie, 24-10.
The under-11s continue to play good netball each week with all girls putting in 100 per cent on Saturday.
There were some great defensive plays, interceptions throughout the court and great passes into the goal area, finishing off with accuracy in the goals.
Awards went to Gracie Willis for outstanding movement throughout the court and great attacking play, and Jade Hussey for great interceptions and defensive work.
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