Macorna fights for one-goal victory against Quambatook
MACORNA was given a mighty scare by Quambatook in Saturday’s 16th and final round of A-grade netball in the Golden Rivers Football Netball League’s home and away series.
It was third against fifth on Macorna’s court as the league marked Pride Round.
A great contest ended in a 34-33 win for Macorna.
Wandella scored a 19-goal win on Moulamein’s court.
The visitors led 25-24 at half-time and then added 15 goals and kept Moulamein to six in the crucial third term.
It was an evenly-fought final quarter which the home team won 10-9, but Wandella claimed a 59-40 victory.
Goalscorers for Moulamein were Gemma Miller 29, and Ayuen Manyang, 11.
The ladder-leading Murrabit won on Hay’s court by 55 goals.
Murrabit led 19-3 at quarter-time and 41-8 by the long break.
Hay lifted to score 17 goals in the second half as Murrabit added 39 to win 80-25.
The Murrabit attack was led by Lauren Morrow 42, and Grace Gillingham 38.
Hay’s leading goalscorer was Ellen Jamieson with 13.
Nullawil marked a 37-19 win at home against Ultima.
The home team led 19-14 at half-time and then dominated the third quarter, 9-2.
Gemma Fawcett scored a game-high 25 goals for Nullawil as Grace Farrell led Ultima’s attack on 15.
In the B-grade competition, Moulamein defeated Wandella by 22 goals.
Megan Starick scored 24 goals and Rhiann O’Meara added 15 in a 39-17 victory for Moulamein.
The Wandella attack was led by Stephanie Ierarado and Kellin Crellin, seven each, and Jorjia Robinson, three.
Best on court were Ella Roberts for Moulamein and Tayla Stent for Wandella.
Nullawil turned a five-goal lead at half-time of its clash with Ultima into an 18-goal win.
Holly Fawcett scored 25 goals and Jacki Watts added 19 as Nullawil won 44-26 at home.
Ultima’s attack was led by Sarah Anderson, 15; and Ash Sanders, 11.
It was a thriller at Macorna as the home team marked a 45-42 win against Quambatook.
A Murrabit attack led by Olivia Monk, 36 goals; and Sarah Perry, 18, was too strong in a 54-27 result on Hay’s court.
Goalscorers for Hay were Trish Jamieson, 17; and Bronwyn Hicks, 10.
In B-reserve, Wandella won three of four quarters in a 45-35 victory at Moulamein.
Tayla Streader was best for Wandella as Keona Treacy scored 28 goals and Jorjia Robinson chipped in with 17.
Best for Moulamein was Amy Starick who scored 16 goals, and Kimberley Archard reached a team-high 19.
Quambatook won 43-35 on Macorna’s court.
It was a closely-fought match between Hay and Murrabit.
The visitors led 10-8 at quarter-time on Hay’s court and 19-17 by the long break.
Murrabit won the third term, 13-10.
Hay hit back to score 11 goals and held Murrabit to just eight, but it was the visitors who took the points in a 40-38 result.
Erica Cummins scored 29 goals for Murrabit as Emalie O’Toole added 11.
Trish Jamieson hit a match-high 33 goals for Hay was Leonnie Laracy scored five.
Nullawil won 52-24 at home against Ultima.
The Nullawil attack was led by Lizzy McGrath, 28; and Joanne Scott, 15.
Leading scorer for Ultima was Ebony Bull on nine.
In the 17-under matches, Nullawil lost to Ultima, 29-36, and Hay beat Murrabit, 44-10.
A goal separated Moulamein and Wandella in the 14-and-under match.
It was Wandella which celebrated a 26-25 victory on Moulamein’s court.
Nullawil defeated Ultima, 47-25; and Hay beat Murrabit, 44-12.
Final standings in the Golden Rivers FNL netball competitions:
Murrabit 158 per cent 64 points; Nullawil 164, 52; Macorna 119, 38; Ultima 112, 34; Quambatook 111, 32; Wandella 82, 16; Hay 55, 12; Moulamein 62, 8.
Murrabit 160 per cent, 60 points; Nullawil 184, 56; Moulamein 113, 34; Quambatook 100, 30; Ultima 80, 28; Macorna 91, 24; Wandella 85, 24; Hay 48, 0.
Nullawil 285 per cent, 60 points; Murrabit 211, 60; Hay 106, 44; Wandella 89, 32; Ultima 84, 24; Quambatook 63, 16; Macorna 61, 12; Moulamein 54, 8.
Ultima 202 per cent, 58 points; Nullawil 164, 54; Wandella 145, 46; Macorna 136, 40; Hay 125, 34; Murrabit 49, 16.
Nullawil 534 per cent, 64 points; Ultima 144, 48; Macorna 100, 40; Hay 98, 36; Moulamein 74, 28; Wandella 68, 28; Murrabit 40, 12.
Written by Nathan Dole.
Photo Credit – KerryM Photography