The Border Watch : June 12th 2014
SPORT NEWS TIPS email@example.com SPORT 27 MSE back to weekly business Tight contests expected as competition returns to minor round games FOLLOWING the success of the SA Country Championships Carnival on the weekend, the Mid South East Netball Association will complete the first half of the minor round matches this Saturday. Tantanoola finish the rotation with the bye this weekend. Nangwarry v Kongorong WHILE the Saints started the season with strength, they have struggled to get too many wins on the board as have their upcoming opponents. The Hawks have fought hard each week and put in some impressive performances, however they too have struggled to take away the win. Both teams will be looking to make the most of this weekend to rally up some points. The Saints are tough through the centre court, however they will be hard pressed against the speed of the Hawk’s Courtney Pink and Ellie Waters. Ash Sturges has been solid in goals for Kongorong, however Tabatha Sanderson will again be the focal point forcing the Saint’s Kayla Gray and Karly McDiarmid to work hard for the intercept. The Hawk’s Tiia Pelkonen applies plenty of defensive pressure on the wing and will need to work hard against Cassie Dinnison this weekend. The Saints Nicole Reeves and Nicole Biszko are accurate in the goal circle, which may be just enough to get them over the line. The Saints will be more determined to notch another win and take the points this weekend. Glencoe v Port MacDonnell AN EXCITING match will be had between Glencoe and Port MacDonnell with both teams needing a win to assure a top four position. The battle between Murphies Kelly Aubert and the Demon’s Ash Heald will make an fast and smart game, both being experienced in high pressured situations. The Murphies will need to pick the right option when feeding into the goal circle to outsmart Heald’s impressive ball reading. Ebony McDiarmid’s height and accuracy in the goal circle will force the Demon’s Kirby Carrison to work hard to stop any scoring opportunities. Port MacDonnell’s Emily Taylor and Michelle Lewis work hard through the centre court, and will need to step it up a notch this weekend to shut down Ashlea and Laura Edwards’ mid-court abilities. The Murphies tough defensive pressure will cause headaches for the Demon’s in their attacking end, but the accuracy of Toni-Lee Gilmore will be tough to shut down. Port MacDonnell and Glencoe is said to be the match of the round. Mount Burr v Kalangadoo THE Mozzies have faced two tough weeks challenging two top sides consecutively and are set for another tough game ahead, taking on the undefeated Magpies. Mount Burr has taken to a number of changes in its line up over recent weeks, however when the team settles it is known for impressive passages of play. Ann Guyett and Kate Nowak work hard through the centre court for the Mozzies and this weekend they will come up against Jayde Peacock and Mikaila Pitt, who both play a strong defensive game. At the defensive end of court the Magpies Leah Ousey and Kylie Shultz will apply everything they have to make Mount Burr’s Ebony Clarke and Hayley Agnew work hard for every shot. DARING DEMON: Emily Taylor of Port MacDonnell. BOLD TIGER: Kongorong’s Tabatha Sanderson. The Magpies are likely finish the first half of the minor round undefeated. Robe v Hatherleigh WITH Robe and Hatherleigh sitting second and third on the ladder, it should present a tight and close battle. Both teams have been consistent to date, however the Roosters line up has been more stable which may help them out this weekend. The Eagles defensive pressure across the court is impressive, which will force Robe to work hard as they drive the ball into their attack line. Georgina Brooks and Kaitlin Smith combine well in defence and will fight hard to stop any scoring opportunities for Robe’s Keeley Mason and Felicity Carter. IN ATTACK: Glencoe goal attack, Sarah Lawler. Erin Watson uses her speed and agility well to apply plenty of pressure all over the court and make the most of any loose balls for the Eagle’s. Watson will be a tough opponent for Robe’s Hayley Smart who will need to make sure of every pass. Hannah Perkin’s applies plenty of defensive pressure on the wing for Robe, but will need to work hard if she comes up against the Eagle’s talented Kelsey Bromley on Saturday. Young Demi Smith will have her work cut out against Robe’s Kimberley Austin, however she moves well and shoots with accuracy. The Roosters will fight hard however the Eagles are assumed to take out the win. STAR PIE: Kalangadoo’s Anthea Paterson The Border Watch, Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 27 SAINTS STAR: Nangwarry’s Nicole Reeves.
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