Dogs defeat Dee seniors

June 14, 2017

Jerilderie defender Alex Patu puts pressure on her opponent in the Under 13s.

Jerilderie’s senior netball teams struggled against Strathmerton on Saturday.

The A grade Demons played a strong game from one end of the court to the other this week, but just could not get ahead, going down 62 to 42.

The defensive end worked well against tall shooters but couldn’t contain the Dogs.

Wunnamurra best on court went to Kiara Keating, playing a strong game that is replicated every week.

SD Landscaping award went to Tanya Rorato for her great moving through the attacking end and accurate shooting.

Colony Inn award went to Elise Watson playing another great game and applying pressure through the whole game, and Jerilderie Sports Club award went to Kendall Purcell for a strong game in goal defence.

The Jerilderie Hotel award went to Rhiannon Roe, who is going from strength to strength every week.

Despite their best efforts, Jerilderie’s B grade also fell to a strong Strathmerton side, 64 to 39.

The Dees played relatively consistently, attempting to read the play to convert the turnovers.

Slight changes in the centre court challenged Jerilderie’s players to change their thinking however the moves proved successful.

Awards went to Brooke Mitchell (Bonshaw), Issy Catena (Barlow Ag), Millie Stonnill (Colony Inn), Heidi Bryce (Jerilderie Sports Club) and Sara Smith (Jerilderie Hotel).

It was an unfortunate loss for C grade, going down by five goals, 39 to 34.

The Dees got off to a great start in the first quarter, moving the ball well through the mid court and into the goal ring.

But a change to Strathy’s defence in the second quarter proved effective at shutting down the Demons’ goal circle and making it hard to get the ball in to the shooters.

Tanya Lovehill and Carina Rorato combined well in the defensive end and did their best to keep Jerilderie in the game.

Awards went to Carina Rorato (Lawton Ag Spraying), Lovehill (JNC Award), Jess Wilson (Colony Inn) and Loretta Walker (Jerilderie Sports Club).

The Under 17s had a slow start but found their feet in the second half to run away with a 42 to 39 win.

The final quarter showed the girls’ true strength and team values.

Lawton Earthworks best on court went to Olivia Mauger, showing great self-determination and persistence in her game.

Phoebe Aitken took the Magic Scissors award, not only playing a strong game, but supporting the team throughout the match.

Colony Inn award went to Skye Nash, who played a game that took patience, persistence and skill.

Jerilderie’s U13s started strong from the first whistle in their 28 to 14 win over Strathmerton.

The Demons found space in the mid-court through Lucy, Mia and Harmony, and passes into Sophie were spot on. Brigit’s confidence to take the long shot was fantastic to see.

Defence was solid all across the court with all the girls doing their best to stay in front of their players which forced many turnovers.

Awards went to Brigit Hamilton (Pine Rise Pumps), Emma Hamilton (Colony Inn) and Tamzin Bell (Jerilderie Newsagency).

A fairly even game between Strathy and Jerilderie in the U-11s on Saturday.

Passing choices often led to turnovers but the girls worked hard to try and win the ball back.

Attack was tremendous by the Demons with all the girls trying hard to get in front of their players and running into open space.

Awards went to Georgia Belling (MAKATAK), Abbey A’Vard (Colony Inn), and Miley Conn (Jerilderie Bakery).

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