Netball Wrap: Round 6 - Drysdale

May 14, 2021

Round 6 at home has taught Anglesea netball to persist and be patient. Whilst it was all losses, Drysdale shouldn’t get comfortable just yet.

Our junior netball teams faced a harsh reality on Saturday after all suffering big losses.

A cold night at Kardinia Park saw our Under 13 2’s accept a 29-8 defeat.

Both Under 15 team’s fought hard the entire game, with coach Tanya Hillman stating that the scores didn’t reflect the hard efforts throughout. The U15 1’s lost 42-5, and the U15 2’s 42-3.

Under 19’s went down 35-10 to the Hawks. It is the first game of the day for young star Mia Clayden, where she took 3 votes.

C-Grade showed an intensity that didn’t match the scoreboard as speedy midcourt Myee Lowerson-Peric dominated the on-ball position, defensive pressure, and stability on the goal ring. In the backline, captain Rachel Caulfield was again reliable on-court keeping her team in the game with intercepts and rebounds – her usual routine. At the final siren, it was an unfortunate 54-31 loss. 

Anglesea's B-Grade line-up for the umpire's to do there pre-game checks.

Anglesea’s B-Grade were made to dig deep as a goal-for-goal exciting game turned grey. With our young defender Mia Clayden performing a standout best-on-ground (BOG) performance, the visitors had a tough time breaking ahead as she continued to claim numerous intercepts and rebounds to keep Anglesea in the game.

At the other end of the court, Abi Simcoe proved her long-range shooting abilities with the help of Shan, Bronte and Naomi in the mid-court. With the score at 3 quarter time 24-24, everyone knew the last term would be a nail biter. The ruling of a “non-contact sport” let Anglesea down with a one-point loss, 30-29.

Drysdale B-Grade is ranked above Anglesea on the ladder, drawing even with wins and losses, but thanks to the accuracy of shooting star Bella Northeast, Anglesea have them on percentage.

An undermanned A-Grade fought hard against a tough and well drilled Drysdale outfit. The loss of Imogen Allan early in the first quarter to a devastating achilles rupture shook Anglesea, but they regained composure through the leadership of Maddy Allan, and BOG Bree Caldwell.

Kelsey Bews and Ruby Dangerfield also had standout games in their respective positions, fighting hard until the end of a 64-24 loss.

A-Grade is looking forward to this week against Ocean Grove, where they will unveil their newest edition to the defensive end, Kate Simpson.