With high hopes going in against the formidable Narre Warren , our Wicker Chicks had a great positive outcome across the whole day, even if the score board didn't always reflect as such.
Both of our 13 & U teams had tremendous wins against Narre in Round 5 - Pink Sports Round, with the games being played in support of the BCNA. Our 13 Reds showed a great initiative in donning the pink socks against Narre's Red team, to show camaraderie to a fellow netball players' family in their current fight against the dreaded disease. These girls showed the fight to win on the court and came away with a brilliant win 24-12.
Our 13 Whites showed their strength as a team last round and came together with a strong win on court, with Coach Mel Guic confirming this team are hoping to make finals. The Whites defensive game was superb, with captain Ainsley Fothergill keeping her intercepts flowing all game and the great teamwork in goals with Delylah Loulanting and Alek Mawith, which led to the 20-10 win for the team.
Our 15 Red's went in knowing they had a tough game in front of them against Narre's strong and commendable goaling combination. Both defensive players, Sussu Liai and Akech Nyoul, certainly proved they are a force to be reckoned with both girls cutting off some amazing passes and grabbing some great rebounds. The girls managed to level the scores in the last quarter, after a 5 goal turn around from a first quarter defecit. The magpies came away with a 2 goal win at the final whistle, leaving coach Leanne Walford with the determination to get the girls over the line in Round 6 at Edwin Flack.
Bridget Arthurson and her 15 Whites took to battle to Narre for their Round 5 clash, again showing how far these girls have come in 3 short rounds of playing together. The midcourt combination of Jasmine Corless, Sophie Castricum and Keeley Stickley held them together, with great teamwork and passing from one end to the other. Whites win 25-18 takes them to 4th on the league ladder.