Benchwarmers use early Power Play to make a good start

Benchwarmers finished as 39-26 winners over All Class in their Round 4 Fast5 Mixed Netball game played at the Ward Oval netball courts on Friday night.

Benchwarmers started confidently and, after using their Power Play option in the opening quarter to double their points, they had a 14-6 lead over All Class at the end of the first break.

All Class opted to use their Power Play card in the final quarter, and while they did outpoint Benchwarmers 14-10 in that phase of play, Benchwarmers had already inflicted plenty of damage earlier in the match.

Benchwarmers won the second quarter 9-2 and also outplayed All Class 6-4 in the third quarter which helped them to their eventual 39-26 win.

In the other early game, Mambo No 5 was too good for Ravens finishing with a comprehensive 38-16 win.

The match started off on an even footing with Mambo No 5 just marginally ahead 6-4 at the end of the first break.

Mambo No 5 came alive in the second quarter, which was when the Ravens should have shone, as it was the second quarter when they elected to use their Power Play option.

Ravens could only manage to net a solidary goal in the quarter which only added two points to their cumulative total.

Mambo No 5 had however added a further 10 points to their total and with a Power Play boost of 16 points in the third quarter, they well and truly had the game in hand with a 32-11 lead.

It was a close final quarter, 6-5, Mambo No 5’s way, which saw them through to the 38-16 win.

In the late games, I Dunno’s first quarter lead of 14-1 set them up for an eventual easy
35-14 win over Rusty Diamonds; while Norfolk and Chance continued their unbeaten run this season with a relatively easy 37-15 win over the Ball Steelers.