Rd 18 Netball Match Reports v Mooroopna
A Grade by Leanne Hamlyn
Players to take the court for the A grade side this week were Kelsey Moylan GS Zara Hinns GA Hannah Broughton WA Eliza Hoare C Katie Miller WD Katie Frewin GD Kayla Varley GK Emma Burke and Heidi Fullager.
The game started with a special presentation to two of our youngsters of the A grade side, Emma Burke and Hannah Broughton on playing their 100th game for the club. Well done girls and congratulations.
The game started off with the team needing fill ins for our defensive end due to injuries. Thank you to Kayla Varley, Katie Frewen and Heidi Fullager for stepping up to support the A Grade team.
Euroa went into the game being their last just to do their best and enjoy it. In the first quarter we struggled with down court from the defensive transition and converting goals. Mooroopna were very determined to shut down our centre passes as well.
So going into the second quarter we needed to make a few changes to tweak the play. We substituted Katie Miller for Heidi Fullager to see how that would work. We converted a few more goals but we were still having issues through the centre passes.
At half time we changed Kelsey Moylan and Zara Hinss around and put Eliza Hoare into WA, Emma Burke into C and moved Hannah Broughton into WD to offer more movement throughout the mid court. This created more plays down court and we started to convert more goals. Our defensive end had a tough day they did they best they could but the height differences were hard to contend with on rebounds.
At three quarter time we decided to finish off with Heidi Fullager and Katie Frewen both U17 defensive players finish off for the A Grade, they did really well turning over intercepts. We put Emma Burke and Zara Hinss in shooting and Hannah Broughton WA, Eliza Hoare C and Katie Miller WD they all played to the best of their abilities and supported each other throughout the game.
The A Grade team finished off today and every week as a team that always give 100% they have been a pleasure to coach and watch the improvements each week.
I would really like to thank Kayla Varley, Katie Frewen and Heidi Fullager for filling in. A big thankyou to Jenna Richardson for being captain and giving so much support to the team and finally I would like to thank the team, coaches and other players for their support this year.
Euroa 17 defeated Mooroopna 80
Best on court: Eliza Hoare, Hannah Broughton and Kelsey Moylan.
B Grade by Sarah Ternes
In the last game of the home and away season the B Grade girls were looking for a confidence-boosting win when they headed over to Mooroopna. Kelly Hill in the defensive end and Marnie Burton in the attacking end made sure that Euroa started strongly and headed into the first break with an eleven goal lead.
Only one positional change at quarter time saw Mary Frewen step onto the court, allowing Euroa to continue to push ahead and start to find some rhythm. At times, the girls got a bit lazy and tended to play the long ball rather than work the short and effective pass. Bec Bath was also crucial in Goal Keeper, putting great pressure on the Mooroopna shooters, allowing for many rebounds to be taken. Elisha Kubeil entered the game in the third quarter and she combined well with Ashlee Wilde at WD and Megan O’Bree in WA to work the ball down to the shooters. Euroa continued to build on the margin and took a 22 goal lead into the last break.
Teagan Kubeil stepped into GA for the last quarter and offered a change of pace into the ring, allowing Marnie Burton to settle under the ring in Goal Shooter. Tayla Robinson had another great game at WA, offering some variety on the centre pass line and some fast and creative feeds into the ring. Euroa held on for a comfortable 27 goal win, with the final score 58-31.
The awards this week went to Marnie Burton, Kelly Hill and Megan O’Bree. In other results from the weekend, a draw between Shepparton United and Echuca allowed Euroa to leapfrog United at the last minute to claim the minor premiership! Next Sunday the B grade team will take on Shepparton United at Kyabram at 1pm and we look forward to watching this side progress well into September!
B Reserve by Sonia Makar
Today was the last game of the season and although the girls went down by 7 golas against Mooroopna they didn’t give up and had a great last game.
The B Res ladies have had a topsy-turvy 2019 season. We started with 12 players and ended the season with 8. Tayla Robinson and Mary Frewen moved into the B Grade team and we wish them well in the final series. Mikela Hudson relocated and we welcomed Mahony Fothergill into the team along with Stasia Martin who filled in for a couple of games. We then lost Megan Coburn to injury but have been luck enough to have had Mary back for a few games along with Ash Wilde to help fill the team.
The B reserve ladies have been a great bunch of players to coach, though due to 4 players who travel from Melbourne each Saturday we’ve never trained as a team and most weeks we only had four players able to train.
Today against Mooroopna we only had seven of our ladies take the court as Ada Chessor was unable to play but we welcomed back Claire Sheridan after a 6 week hiatus.
A big thanks goes to the U17 players Tilly Fullager and Elly Jager who both helped out the team and played a quarter each and teamed well with the B Reserve team.
All girls played with heart today and we dominated in the first half leading 18- 16. We were unable to maintain the lead in the second half and the final score saw us go down to Mooroopna by seven goals
Mooroopna 39 defeated Euroa 32.
Best on court:- Emily McMahon, Mahony Fothergill and Kelsey Thomson
Congratulations to each and everyone of the girls who have played this year for the B reserve team, I believe all have improved greatly and I hope to see them all back out on the court next year.
A massive thank you must also go to our team manager, Libby Hamilton, your help has been greatly appreciated.
U17’s Netball report by Emma Clignett
The under 17s arrived at Mooroopna ready to give their all for the final time of the 2019 season. Mooroopna managed to get the first five goals of the match, but Euroa composed their game and answered with some smart transitional play and feeding by Elisha Kubeil and Hollie Daldy that was finished well by goalers Matilda Fullager and Caitlin Seeber.
Ellie Jager worked hard to limit the work of her opponent, which created pressure and forced errors in Mooroopna’s gosling end. At half time the margin was a single digit, which motivated the young Magpies to dig deep for their final 30 minutes of netball for the season.
The second half saw Katy Frewen and Heidi Fullager’s relentless defence capitalise on missed goals, which was rewarded well at times. Olivia Butler combined well in transition with her quick release resulting in some slick netball. Jasmine Raleigh stepped in to help the girls out and did well driving over the line and putting goals up consistently as well. Unfortunately for our girls, not all opportunities were rewarded with the game ending with a score of 43-30 Mooroopna’s way.
Best on the court were Ellie Jager, Katy Frewen and Elisha Kubeil.
U15 netball report 24-8-19
Mooroopna v EUROA
When Stasia Martin shared her desire with her U15 players at the beginning of the 2019 netball season to play finals, the girls thought she was a few sandwiches short of the picnic with her expectations. Well it turns out Nostradamus Trotter was right on the money, and next week the U15 Magpies will play in the elimination final against Echuca. It will be the first time a Euroa team has competed in finals in the U15 GVFNL division.
It’s a remarkable achievement, but let’s hope the girls are a little more settled than they were on Saturday against Mooroopna. Eventually winning by 13 goals, the Magpies struggled to find their rhythm for the first 2 quarters, and made a lot of silly mistakes that are not usually a part of their game. Maddi Hearmon was a steadying influence in the centre, using the mid court players of Hannah Kubeil, Ella Davidson and Ashleigh Fraser to move the ball down the court with increasing skill.
Molly Redfern, Teagan Kubeil and Sienna Trotter shared goaling duties on Saturday and worked hard to gain control against the Cats defenders. Clever passing in and out of the ring allowed for better positioning, and improved goaling results as the game progressed.
Alisha Garrett and Millie Watson were very effective in defence, combining seamlessly to make scoring very difficult for the Mooroopna goalers, putting their impressive leaping abilities to great use under the ring.
At the final whistle, it was another win to Euroa in what was a messy, scrappy game and one the Magpies will be keen to put behind them as they prepare to meet the Murray Bombers next week. The young Magpies seem to respond very well to crowd support and encouragement, so we are hoping for a literal convoy of cars to make the journey across to Mooroopna next Saturday at 1.15pm to cheer them on.
It’s finals time, Euroa are there, and anything is possible.
Euroa 33 defeated Mooroopna 20
Best players: Millie Watson, Teagan Kubeil and Sienna Trotter.