This evening the Koalas played the Raiders from Greenwich. We mixed the teams up again this evening and with some new faces joining the Koalas we started off strong in defence. After a few early turn overs we gained a generous lead against our opponents. The girls worked hard putting their hands over every single ball and created great defensive pressure all the way down the court. By the second game our attack game stepped up and we made some beautiful plays down into the goal circle. All the girls worked hard and took on their coaches feedback.
Kangaroos vs. Raiders Netball Club
Tonight’s game was hosted by the Raiders Netball Club, and with a few slight movements among teams, the kangaroos put out an impressive performance on court. Across the game the girls played with confidence and moved the ball with speed and precision in attack, with some flawless shooting. The defensive end made life hard for their opponents which only saw them score 1 goal in the first half. It is pleasing to see the girls really supporting each other (on and off the court) and also their want to continue to improve their games.
Emus match report.
Game 1 Raiders Pink.
We started off slow tonight, and did not open the court up to create space. This allowed a strong Raiders team to take advantage, capitalising on our errors. To the players credit we came out hard in the second half and soon took the lead. The game then seesawed back and forth with the centre pass eventually finishing in a tie. Credit to the players for bouncing back. The second game we started much better with good strong leads and moved the ball well. Our shooters got the best of their tall defenders whilst our defenders shut down their offence. The midcourt led strong and provided some good drives and cuts. Emus ran out comfortable winners.