Swifts A graders make it two in a row

SWIFTS A grade netballers have won their second consecutive match with a win over Taylors Lake in the Horsham District Netball League, improving their season total to three and nine.

Kaitlyn Ralph was a sharp shooter for Swifts A graders in their win on Saturday.

Kaitlyn Ralph was a sharp shooter for Swifts A graders in their win on Saturday.

After a poor first half of the season Swifts secured their first win in round eight and have since gone from strength to strength.

Having now defeated both lower placed teams Rupanyup and Taylors Lake, Swifts will be looking for a victory over the higher placed teams in the back end of the season.

Swifts pulled away from Taylors Lake after an even first quarter, to take a five goal advantage into the second half.

Kaitlyn Ralph was the sharp shooter for Swifts scoring 24 of the 35 goals on the day.

Swifts extended their lead in each quarter to finish the game 35-25.

Applying pressure in defence and sending Swifts back into attack, Emily Patterson was awarded best on court, with Jade Cleary second.

Patterson took home the Amcal award while Cleary was the club award winner.

B grade were comfortable winners despite missing one of their key players in Peta Folkes who did damage to her ankle last weekend.

Taryn Wynd was forced to play a full game in the centre with no substitutes on the bench and played her role to perfection.

Much like the A grade Swifts B grade won every quarter on the day to lead 24-19 at the final siren.

Wynd and Ally Hall were awarded best on court honours.

In the C grade Swifts failed to make the most of their early opportunities and were forced to play catch up netball from the start.

After losing the first quarter by four goals Swifts pegged back the margin at the main break.

Taylors Lake scored 11 goals in the third quarter which proved too good for Swifts.

Swifts were defeated 22-28 with Jayme-Lee Russell and Emily Davis the two better players for Swifts.

C grade reserve continue to improve and win games, adding another win to their tally.

Swifts defeated Taylors Lake 37-12 in a game where the defence dominated against a much taller opposition.

Briana Close and Deb Carey were the award winners.

The under 17s let themselves down at vital stages which resulted in them losing 21-28.

Chelsea Chatfield and Claire Cain took home the Llewats and Subway awards for best on court performances.

The under 15 Swifts girls played a faultless game to win 34-2.

Makyla Rowe and Sophie Bird were the best on court.

The under 13s also had a strong win defeating Taylors Lake 28-4.

Holly Crouch, Isabella Simmons and Darcy Crawford were the three strongest performers each taking home an award.

Swifts will now have the mid-season break before they play Kalkee on July 12.


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