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Big effort just not enough

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August 29, 2017

Rachel Thomson receives a pass under pressure from her opponent.

Roey Johnstone looks to take a rebound in goals.

Emma Ryan takes a strong rebound in goals.

Under 17s

The Tatura players had some great passages of play where goalers Olivia Vraca and Chloe Miller combined well in the attacking circle and were able to put goals on the board.

Stephanie Hicks provided great defensive pressure in wing defence.

Chelsea Jones proved strong in defence, where she was able to put the Benalla goalers under pressure.

It was a great last quarter when Tatura lifted its intensity and shot 11 goals for the quarter, finishing off the game with a positive performance.

Score: Benalla 66 defeated Tatura 26

Best: Olivia Vraca, Chelsea Jones and Chloe Miller

B-reserve

Tatura came out firing with strong drives, tight defence and accurate shooting which gave the Dogs an early lead.

A change in attack for the Saints turned the momentum in favour of Benalla.

Tatura kept fighting hard and made the opposition earn every goal.

It was a hard-fought game by both teams, however the Saints ran away with the win.

Score: Benalla 38 defeated Tatura 23

Best: Laura Maher, Hannah Watt and Sarah Clack

B-grade

Tatura’s B-graders came up against top-side Benalla on Saturday and struggled to combat its height, pace and skill.

Jade Kay worked tirelessly in defence, applying pressure on the Saints’ goalers.

Jade led by example by rebounding and intercepting any balls that came her way.

At the other end of the court, Tahlitha Samkakai shot accurately when given the opportunity.

In the last quarter, coach Emma Ryan made some position changes but it was to no avail, with Benalla winning by 45 goals.

It was a disappointing last game for the Tatura girls.

Score: Benalla 59 defeated Tatura 14

Best: Jade Kay, Tahlitha Samkakai and Rachel Thomson

A-grade

The game began at a fast and furious pace, with Benalla Saints having the better start.

The Tatura team worked really hard but was unable to prevent the accurate shooting of Benalla’s goalers.

Tatura’s girls had some great passages of play, especially in the secnd and fourth quarters, when they were able to match Benalla in the goals, with Emma Ryan and Roey Johnstone teaming well together.

Maddi Davis worked tirelessly alongside playing-coach Molly Boyle in defence, while Jacquie James was ever-reliable in the centre court.

Although the girls did not come away with the win, they have certainly improved and pushed some of the top sides during the season.

Score: Benalla 48 defeated Tatura 27

Best: Emma Ryan, Maddi Davis and Jacquie James

The netball girls would like to wish the thirds football side all the best for the final next Saturday.

It is a great effort by coach Joe Minutoli and his boys.

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