Elliston wins showdown

IN THE AIR: Chloe Thompson grabs possession for Elliston ahead of Amber Tomney in the B grade match. Picture: Dianne Penna

IN THE AIR: Chloe Thompson grabs possession for Elliston ahead of Amber Tomney in the B grade match. Picture: Dianne Penna

Elliston moved two points clear at the top of the A grade Mid West netball table with a 55-42 success over Western Districts.

The Roosters came out strong to score the first four goals of the match, however the Tigers capitalised on Elliston’s poor passing to finish the quarter just one goal behind.

Both teams came out physically to start the second quarter and there was not much to split the two sides across the court.

Districts’ goalies became more accurate as it went on and the visitors seemed to have most of the momentum, however Elliston took a one-goal lead into the main break as the teams who went in occupying the top two positions could hardly be separated.

Elliston made three changes to start the third quarter which helped lift their game.

Nardine Beard moved into goal defence from goalkeeper which meant the Districts attack was restricted.

The Roosters took advantage to lead by eight goals heading into the final quarter.

Western Districts made changes in their attacking end in the fourth quarter, however Elliston made the most of inaccurate shooting and was able to get most of its rebounds.

This led to Elliston winning the top of the table showdown by 13 goals.

Kristy Newton led the way for the Roosters, while Alanah Beard played well for Western Districts.

Third-placed West Coast enjoyed a convincing 30-goal victory over Wudinna.

The 58-28 result has kept the Hawks four points adrift of the leaders, while the Magpies remain bottom following an eighth successive defeat.

Wirrulla has given itself a buffer in fourth spot thanks to a 50-41 win against Central Eyre.

The nine-goal margin has the Bombers four points clear of the Bulldogs in the last finals position.

Elliston recorded a 48-42 victory over Western Districts in the B grade.

The home side got off to a good start and were playing well as a team and shooting well, yet Districts settled toward the end of the quarter.

They carried that momentum through to the second quarter and came back thanks to good finishing under the ring.

This flowed well down the court for Districts and they were finishing it off, while Elliston missed some goals.

Districts continued to shoot well as the match moved into the third quarter.

However, it was the Roosters who took a slender three-goal lead into the final change.

Elliston started well to open up an eight-goal lead early in the quarter and won by six goals, its second victory of the campaign.

The Roosters could rely on Amber Tully and Anna Bascomb, while Ebonie Beard and Amber Tomney played their part for Districts.

Wudinna won the top of the table clash against West Coast in a closely-fought match.

The 44-41 result has the Magpies clear in first place by one point.

Central Eyre trails Wudinna following a 39-15 victory over Wirrulla.

The Bombers continued their winless start to the season but Central Eyre took advantage of results elsewhere to move up to second.