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Barossa 45 d South Gawler 42
South Gawler got off to a good start to be
two goals up at the first break.
Barossa came out firing in the second quar-
ter, applying pressure and creating turnovers
to reverse the lead by five goals going into the
A controlled third term from Barossa re-
tained its lead into the last quarter, where
it finished strongly and secured a three-goal
Gawler Central 50 d South Gawler 38
Gawler Central took control of the game
early to have a three-goal advantage at the first
South was consistent but could not find the
edge to shut Centrals down, with the Tigers'
goalies shooting 12 to 13 goals a quarter to
keep extending their lead.
South's defence tried hard but the accurate
Centrals' goalies rewarded their defence by
capitalising on turnovers to win by 12 goals.
South Gawler 61 d Gawler Central 42
Centrals had a good start in the first quarter
to be ahead 15-12 at the first break.
South re-grouped and reversed the lead with
a nine-goal turnaround to go into the half-
time break with a six-goal advantage, before
powering away in the third to extend the mar-
gin to 16 at the final change.
The Lions kept their momentum going into
the last to finish the game with a 19-goal vic-
Willaston 44 d Gawler Central 38
The first quarter was evenly matched in a
goal-for-goal contest to be even at quarter-
Willaston stepped up in the second quarter
with good defensive pressure, discipline and
drive seeing it capitalise on Centrals' mistakes
to take a five-goal lead at the main break.
The second half was fairly even, but the
Donnybrooks held on to their early lead to
extend the winning margin to six goals at the
Freeling 45 d Barossa 33
Freeling started off slow but still clung to a
two-goal advantage at the first break.
The Redlegs continued to extend their lead
into the second quarter, with Barossa trying
hard to apply pressure over the court.
Barossa did its best to apply scoreboard
pressure, but in the end Freeling's experienced
side prevailed by 22 goals.
Willaston 41 d Tanunda 39
Willaston started off well to lead by six goals
at the first break, however Tanunda adjusted
in the second to get back within three at half-
Both teams upped its defensive pressure in
the last quarter but it was Willaston that se-
cured the three-goal win.
Willaston 41 d Gawler Central 20
Willaston bolted to a 14 - 2 lead in the first
quarter and continued to increase its lead to
16 goals by half-time.
Centrals tightened its defence in the second
half, restricting Willaston to only eight goals
in the third term.
The Tigers continued to apply themselves
but the Willaston girls were too strong for
them, finishing 19-goal winners.
Gawler Central 52 d Freeling 35
Gawler Centrals settled quickly and pow-
ered ahead to be in front at the first break by
Freeling settled into its own rhythm which
saw it go goal for goal in the second quarter.
Centrals stepped it up a notch in the second
half, driving through mid-court and feeding
its goalies to finish 19 goals ahead at the final
Gawler Central 51 d Willaston 27
Gawler Central came out firing to lead by
nine goals at the first break.
The second quarter was evenly matched
but, unfortunately, Willaston was unable to
reduce the margin.
Centrals applied good defensive pressure
all over the court, capitalising on turnovers to
run away with it in the second half.
Sub Junior 1
Nuriootpa 34 d Tanunda 28
It was an even start by both teams in the
first quarter but Nuriootpa capitalised on ev-
ery opportunity to get two goals ahead at half-
The Tigers controlled the game despite a
strong defensive effort by Tanunda, however
remained in front to the final whistle.
Sub Junior 2
South Gawler 33 d Nuriootpa 31
An evenly contested first quarter saw Nu-
riootpa lead by a slim margin, before South
levelled the score at half-time.
The Lions continued to strengthen, taking
control of the game to lead by six goals at the
Nuri regrouped and applied pressure to
create turnovers but ran out of time to finish
three goals short.
Sub Junior 3
South Gawler 21 d Freeling 16
South settled early to gain a five-goal lead
at half-time, with Freeling regrouping in the
third quarter to outscore the Lions and nar-
row the margin.
With the score changing throughout the
last quarter, it was South that was victorious,
winning by five goals.
Wilson heads medal hopes
THIS Saturday's Barossa, Light
& Gawler Netball Association
best and fairest count should be
another close contest, with sev-
eral familiar faces in the hunt
for the honour.
Among the favourites are
some of the five players who
remarkably shared the award last
Willaston's Lisa Wilson, a reign-
ing champion, had an outstanding
season in goals and has a strong
chance of going back-to-back,
although she may lose votes to
team-mate Hayley Norris, who has
been providing plenty of drive at
Another serious contender is
South Gawler's goal shooter and
coach Karina Cook, who was also
among last year's winners.
Cook has again proved why she is
a force to be reckoned with, while
Lions' centre Anna Dunn should
also feature among the votes.
Kapunda has been in good
form in recent weeks and two of
its standout players, Penny Chap-
pell and Stacey Burgess, will have
definitely caught the umpires' at-
Both were among last year's
medal winners and have remained
consistent all year.
Fellow top-four side Gawler
Central had an up-and-down sea-
son before being defeated in the
first semi-final and goal shooter
Renee Schumacher and defender
Brittany Waddington will be the
Tigers' main hopes.
While it is unlikely the winner
will come from a team outside of
the top four, among the other con-
tenders will be two players from
Tanunda, which had nine wins for
the season and finished fifth.
Goal keeper Hayley Spaans
should receive some votes in her
debut season at the club, as well as
team-mate Sarah Parker.
The presentations will be held
this Saturday night at the Gawler
& Barossa Jockey Club.
Several players who tied for the BL&GNA senior one best and fairest last
year will again be among favourites at this Saturday's presentation eve-
ning, including Willaston's Lisa Wilson (second from left), South Gawler's
Karina Cook (middle) and Kapunda's Penny Chappell (second from right)
and Stacey Burgess (right).
SOUTH Gawler's Senior twos served
Willaston its first loss of the season,
beating the Donnybrooks by five goals
in the Barossa, Light & Gawler Net-
ball Association second semi-final on
The upset win sent the Lions straight
through to the grand final and left Willas-
ton to rue its missed chances.
However, Willaston still has a shot at re-
demption and will take on Kapunda in the
preliminary final at home this weekend.
It was an evenly contested match and
Willaston grabbed the early advantage with
a two-goal lead at the first break.
The Donnybrooks furthered their lead
to four goals at half-time, but a huge turn-
around from the Lions in the second half
ensured it edged in front at three-quarter-
South Gawler's defence in Paula Dean
and Megan Williamson was unstoppable
and created numerous turnovers, which
were rewarded with goals at the opposite
end of the court.
Willaston fought hard to produce a
come back, but the Lions were too strong
and continued with their momentum.
South Gawler coach Jess Collins was
thrilled with her team's phenomenal effort
and is confident heading into next week's
"It was just a consistent game where ev-
eryone gave 100 per cent and played a solid
four quarters," Collins said.
"It's the best form we've had all year."
-- Amelia Dawkins
Renee Brooks extends over Kayla Noakes
in the Senior Four clash between Gawler
Centrals and South Gawler.
PHOTOS: Mary Ackers
Tanya Herzick tries to pass the ball o while
Caitling Williams boldly defends.
Central's senior four goal-attack Laura
Harris attempts to shoot over her tall op-
ponent Cassie Chamings.
South Gawler's Paula Dean surges over
Willaston's Emma Girdham as she takes a
shot on goal.
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