Division 1: LB Comets 41 – 36 LB Bombers
It was a sunny fresh morning – just right for a game of netball! However, Comets took while to warm up and Bombers took the initiative and streaked ahead, leaving Comets in their trail! The first quarter finished 11-4 to Bombers.
Luckily, Comets came alive in the second quarter and not perturbed by the strong lead established by Bombers, stepped up, finding a couple of gears they didn’t know they had! Shooters, Pat G and Jenny, upped their game scoring 15 goals in the quarter, assisted by some wonderful balls into the circle by Julia at WD. Celia, Shelley and Pip in defence also played their part in keeping Bombers shooting rate low so that by half time, Comets had taken the lead 19-17.
The third quarter saw Julie coming on at GK and with the non-stop defending of Celia at GD this helped to to ensure that Bombers scoring rate was kept under control. Meanwhile, Comets shooters did not relax and with continued support of excellent balls into the circle from Julia and hard battling from Anita at centre, maintained a fantastic shooting rate, scoring another 14 goals in the quarter. Comets extended their lead to 33-25.
The last quarter saw Bombers come back at Comets with no intention of letting them win and played hard and fast. Comets however kept their cool and although Bombers reduced the gap, they could not catch Comets! A sparkling all round team performance from Comets finished 41-36. POM for her ceaseless defending was Celia.