Far West netball
Thevenard and Western United have earned A grade wins in the latest round of the Far West Netball Association.
Thevenard won their match against Koonibba 53 to 29, which ended up as a technical forfeit win for them anyway due to a name issue with one of the Koonibba players.
Thevenard jumped out to an early lead with great feeding into Rochelle Haseldine.
Both teams’ defenders applied pressure in the circles and the game got a bit scrappy near the end but Thevenard were too strong.
Meanwhile at Smoky Bay Western United have kept themselves in touch with a close 39 to 38 win against Ceduna Blues United.
In the B grade Thevenard defeated Koonibba 56 to 28. Both teams came out fast with Thevenard settling into the game first.
Thevenard had a few players missing from their team and the players stepping up from C grade blended well.
Koonibba made changes at both ends in the ring and settled well. Both teams’ goalies shot well.
Ceduna Blues United 2 earned a good win defeating Western United in a close game 56 to 54.
In the C grade Thevenard defeated Koonibba 32 to 23 while Western United won against Ceduna Blues United 2 65 to 42.
Just like in A grade Thevenard defeated Koonibba 32 to 25 in a result that became a technical forfeit win due to Koonibba playing an unregistered player.
Koonibba was very tight in defence and topped off with great shooting. Koonibba had the lead at half time by four goals.
Thevenard changed their attack lineup and outscored the opposition 12 to 4 to lead at three quarter time and held on to win by 7.
It was a sweep for Westies’ D grade teams with Western United 1 defeating Ceduna Blues United 1 45 to 43 and Western United 2 beating Ceduna Blues United 2 31 to 27.
In junior A Thevenard defeated Koonibba 42 to 29. Thevenard started slow with Koonibba taking advantage with lots of good shooting.
However Thevenard were the stronger team over four quarters.
Western United had a strong win in junior A defeating Ceduna Blues United 58 to 14.
Koonibba found success in junior B and C, defeating Thevenard 26 to 16 and 18 to 5 respectively.
Western United swept the junior grades, with a dominant win in junior B 56 to 2 and in junior C 18 to 2.
Matches will continue the following weekend, after this weekend’s interassociation matches between Far West and Mid West, with Western United hoping to pick up a second straight A grade win against top of the table Thevenard at Penong while the Blues are back in Ceduna against Koonibba.