Warriors netballers find Warracknabeal too tough

Warracknabeal were too strong for Stawell in several games played in the Wimmera Netball League.

Maddi Jelly was best on court for Stawell in A grade.

Maddi Jelly was best on court for Stawell in A grade.

A grade were missing goalie Grace Bibby, but welcomed back into the side Tahleah Haddow.

It was Haddow's first game for the club after suffering from stress fractures in her foot early in the preseason.

The final score was Stawell going down 39-60 in what was a disappointing result for the team.

Maddi Jelly was the best on court for Stawell earning herself the Warren Earthworks and Nash Hotel voucher while Nadia Bunge was the Perry's Footwear and Subway award recipient.

In B grade Stawell continued on their winning way with a 13 goal win.

Jemima Bibby was best on court and Sarah Morris second in what was a high intensity game.

The end result saw Stawell 48 defeat Warracknabeal 35.

After having three weeks off Stawell were lucky to come away with a win in the C grade division.

Melinda Jardine and Carlia Byron were awarded the best players for their work all over the court.

Bri Hyslop also played well coming up from the under 17s to play her second game for the day.

The under 17s came up short against a much bigger and stronger Warracknabeal outfit losing 26-42.

For the first quarter Stawell matched Warracknabeal but fell away in the second term.

In the second half too many unforced errors affected the final result.

Meg Walker was the best on court for her defensive game while Jordan Austin was second best for her game in goals.

Warrack took the lead early in the under 15A match and Stawell didn't show the motivation to get back in the contest.

Abbie Nellthorp worked hard to get in front and put pressure on, while Tash Reading defended well, chasing down loose balls and contending strong in the ring.

In the under 15B it was an improved effort from the previous week.

Stawell lost to Warrack 3-21.

A flying start helped the Stawell under 13 girls to victory.

They started the game on a seven and zero run before finishing 24-13.

Best on court was Amy Stainsby for her defence and Eliza Marrow was judged second best.


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