Swifts A grade netballers break drought

Swifts A grade have broken their drought with a convincing fourteen goal win over Taylors Lake in the Horsham District Netball League.

Taryn Wynd in action for Swifts.

Taryn Wynd in action for Swifts.

It has been almost three years since the Swifts A grade tasted victory and last weekend the winning feeling returned.

Swifts got off to a flying start with an eleven goal lead at the first break.

Nicole Harding, Lauren Dempsey and Kristy Yole had the task of maintaining the pressure throughout the mid court and did an exceptional job.

Swifts maintained their lead through the middle two quarters before finding another gear in the last to extend the margin to 14 goals in the end.

The final score was Swifts 40 defeating Taylors Lake 26 with defenders Mel Beal and Emily Patterson the two best.

Swifts B grade were also winners for the first time this season by a narrow four goal margin.

All players contributed well in what was an excellent display of a team game.

The two best players were the goalies Alexandra Hall and Tania Crawford in the 38-34 win.

C grade couldn't be separated when they both finished on 30.

It was goal for goal the entire game so a draw was the fairest result.

Best players went to Caitlin Holden and Jade Bird.

C grade reserve were also victorious and remain the best performing Swifts team.

Hannah Bird was best on court for her defensive pressure and rebounded while Ashton Howard was second best for her three quarters in the centre.

The final result was Swifts winners 27-13.

The under 17s were the only team to fall short for the day losing 24-30.

Isabella Simpson was best on court for her game in wing defence while Sophie Hall was also recognised for her work in the attacking goal ring.

Swifts got back on the winner's list in the under 15s with a strong 34-6 win.

Georgia O'Sullivan was best on court ahead of Lucy Webster.

Swifts under 13s started the day as well as what the seniors finished it with a strong win.

Hannah Blight and Isabella Simmons were the two most impressive players on the day.

The final score was 20 -17.

All Swifts teams will be looking for another victory this weekend when they take on Pimpinio.


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