Navarre and Natte Bealiba engage in hot netball contest

IT IS always a great contest for all grades when it comes to Navarre versus Natte Bealiba in the Maryborough Castlemaine District Netball League.

The rivalry continued between Navarre and Natte Bealiba on the netball court.

The rivalry continued between Navarre and Natte Bealiba on the netball court.

The under 13 girls started off strong which set Navarre up for the first win of the day 28-9.

Navarre never let up, fighting hard all day and not giving Natte Bealiba an inch.

Sophie Bibby received the ladies committee award, along with Tabitha Bibby who received the Subway voucher for their best on performances.

Under 15s fought hard, but were unable to come close to the tough opposition with a final score of 10-43.

The Gold Reef voucher went to Natalie Perry for her strength in the wings and Maggie Clough received the Subway voucher for her work in the ring and run in the centre.

Navarre came up against top placed and undefeated Natte in the under 17s.

Natte Bealiba showed why they are on top winning 10-25.

Ebony Summers received the Golf Reef voucher, along with Anna Knights who received the Subway voucher.

C grade caused the biggest upset of the day against the top placed Natte. Navarre led for the entire game and finished 42-35.

The game dropped off in the second half, but the girls were able to keep their opposition at bay.

Best for the day went to the defence combination of Lillie Comitti and Caitlin Murphy.

B grade had to work hard, but yet again proved too strong for the opposition, finishing with a score of 41-25, after pulling away in the second half.

Carly Murphy received the J&K Peacock $20 and the D&K Harrington glass for her accuracy in the ring, and Shae Hannett received the Subway voucher for her numerous intercepts in wing defence.

A grade's game was intense from start to finish. With a final score of 30-42, the girls were unable to come away with the win.

The score does not reflect the intensity of the game, which in the last quarter was plagued with injuries.

Best for the day went to Taylor Mason who received the J&K Peacock $20 and the D&K Harrington glass for her defensive pressure. Unfortunately Taylor took a hard hit in the last quarter which put her out for the rest of the game.

Sophie Matthews received the Subway voucher, not only for her defensive pressure in the ring, but down the court as well.

A grade also suffered injuries with Jess Parry and Rhi Davis going down in the last quarter.

It is unlikely Davis will play for the remainder of the season after injuring her knee.

She is expected to see a surgeon at some stage next week.

Parry, who hurt her ribs, will miss the next couple of weeks, but is hopeful of returning for finals.

Navarre will have this weekend off netball to try and recover some sore bodies before they take on Trentham next weekend.

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