Swifts netball mixed results

STAWELL - It was a bag of mixed results for the CKS Swifts in the opening round of the Horsham District Netball Association.

Despite having several winners in the lower grades, CKS Swifts would have been disappointed with their top end.

The first win of the day came when the under 15s defeated Natimuk United 31-9.

CKS Swifts worked really well together and their defensive pressure was a huge factor in their win.

Makyla Rowe was awarded the best on court honours ahead of teammate Darcy Lembo.

The 17s girls provided Swifts with their second win of the day when they finished with 39 goals and kept Natimuk United to 22.

Taryn Wynd was impressive in her first game for the season.

Wynd and wing attack Brodie Winton were a dynamic duo on the attacking line and passed well into goalers Claire Cain and Sophie Hall.

Cain scored 28 of her team's 39 goals. Wynd also won an award for her efforts.

Both C grade and C grade reserve were winners with C grade having to fight a little harder than the reserves team.

Kristen Delley and Jade Bird firmed a good partnership in attack and Emily Davis was strong through the mid court for the Baggies, but Natimuk continued to hang on.

The game was decided in the final minute, with CKS Swifts clenching the victory.

The final score was 35-34 with Delly and Davis the award recipients.

In C grade reserve Deb Carey and Stephanie McQueen put their skills on display with some fantastic passing and moving inside the ring.

The pair combined for a score of 36 to defeat Natimuk United 20.

Ashton Howard and Simone Bullock were the best player award winners.

On the other side of the scale it was A grade, B grade and the under 13s all losing by sizeable margins.

Swifts A grade's shooting inaccuracy cost them dearly as they shot at under 50 percent for the game.

In defence Kaitlyn Ralph and Melinda Beal played well earning best on court honours.

Nicole Harding and Emily Patterson worked tirelessly through the mid court.

B Grade was a similar story, having plenty of entries, but wasting their opportunities.

Young defender Tayla Lembo went down early with an elbow injury which didn't help the cause.

Sophie Hall and Brodie Winton stepped up from under 17s as replacements and did a solid job in attack and the mid court.

Swifts under 13s got off to a strong start, but Natimuk over ran them 10-21.

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