Swifts netballers just fell away

Swifts junior netballers battled to win their games against Pimpinio in the Horsham District Netball League, but the senior teams have failed to go back-to-back.

Taryn Wynd was named best on court in both the CKS Swifts under 17 and B grade matches.

Taryn Wynd was named best on court in both the CKS Swifts under 17 and B grade matches.

Last weekend was the first time Swifts A grade have won in almost three years, but the excitement was shortlived with another loss this weekend.

Swifts had a strong first three quarters before falling away in the last to lose 35-43.

Best players for Swifts were Kristy Yole and Melinda Beal.

In B grade their winning streak also ended after one game with a 22-27 defeat at the hands of Pimpinio.

Taryn Wynd and Bec McDonald were the two best players for Swifts.

C grade put up a great fight against the top team in the competition.

Pimpinio are yet to lose a game in the C grade and for Swifts to be equal with them at half time was pleasing for everyone involved.

In the finish Swifts went down 29-35 with Jane Johnston and Jayme-Lee Russell the most impressive Swifts players.

Swifts had it all to play for in the last quarter of their match in the C grade reserve as they were down by just one goal going into the final term, but couldn't take the points.

Pimpinio stretched their margin to 10 as the final whistle was blown.

The score was 30-40 with Briana Close earning herself best on court for her game in goal defence and Ashton Howard second best for her effort in the mid court.

The under 17s were strong winners defeating Pimpinio 26-12.

Taryn Wynd was best on court for the second time in one day, for her four quarters in the centre, while Chelsea Chatfield was second best for her defensive work.

Under 15 Swifts girls applied great defensive pressure across the whole court with Jessie Cowen the standout.

Cowen was best on court picking up several intercepts and forcing Pimpinio to turn the ball over time and time again.

Makyla Rowe was dominant in the attacking circle shooting 22 goals on the day to be second best.

The final score for the under 15 contest was 36-6.

The most impressive win for the day came when Swifts defeated Pimpinio 37-0 in the under 13 game.

It was a strong team performance for the Baggies who dominated the whole court.

The juniors will hope to lift the seniors tomorrow with early wins when they take on Natimuk United.


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