Swifts netballers just fall short

Swifts A grade have suffered another loss in the Horsham District Netball League making it three consecutive losses.

Swifts wing attack Sharyn Salmi passes in the clash against Edenhope Apsley.

Swifts wing attack Sharyn Salmi passes in the clash against Edenhope Apsley.

Swifts took on Edenhope-Apsley in the hope of finding their first win, but again came up just short.

It has been the best game for Swifts to date with Lauren Dempsey returning to the team.

Swifts were within four goals of Edenhope-Apsley at half time, but unfortunately ran out of legs and were defeated 27-37.

Katie Ralph was the best player for Swifts playing at both ends of the court while Emily Patterson had a tough job in defence, but managed to give them a slight scare.

In B grade it was another disappointing result going down 13-55.

With so many missing players the B grade were forced to play three under 17s who each played an important role for Swifts.

Tania Crawford also played a good game in attack scoring seven of the 13 goals, while Courtney Lanagan and Peta Folkes also played well.

In the C grade it was a well fought out contest with Swifts going down by just one goal 15-16.

Jayme-Lee Russell was a standout player in defence both in the ring and in the mid court.

Russell was named the best player for Swifts with Jane Johnston second.

C reserve were one of just two winners for Swifts, defeating Edenhope-Apsley 26-19.

Each player played their role and contributed to a great team win despite a lapse in the final quarter.

Deb Carey was the best player for Swifts.

In the under 17s Swifts went down 24-38.

It was a slow first half for Swifts, but they picked up their game in the second half scoring 17 goals.

Claire Cain was the best on court for her game in attack.

The under 15 girls played a strong first three quarters to see them equal with Edenhope-Apsley at the final change, but unfortunately couldn't finish the job.

Swifts managed just one goal to Edenhope-Apsley's nine seeing them defeated 18-26.

The second victory for Swifts came from the under 13 girls who won 11-7.

The team is making great progress and their effort has been top notch.

If they can continue to follow their coach's instructions the team will be in good stead by the end of the season.

Darcy Crawford was the best player for Swifts along with Olissa Kennedy.

In the unofficial juniors Molly Orr, Chloe Orr and Keearna Holden all won awards for thier efforts.

The Swifts netballers will have this weekend off due to Easter, but will hope to turn things around when they meet Noradjuha-Quantong in round four.

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