First win for Chick Chow Mein netballers

Women's Netball
The Chick Chow Mein team of Loretta Baker, Gabriella Lennon, Rachael Hadkins, Alice Flynn, Nicole Bruce, Molly Negfeldt and Cheryl Lewington recorded their first win of the women’s netball season on Saturday over the Mama Bears. -Photo contributed

It was a determined Chick Chow Mein side that took on Mama Bears last Saturday in the local women’s netball B Grade competition.
That determination paid off with Chick Chow Mein rewarded with their first win in the competition.
With the crowd behind them, the hard fought eight goal win was well deserved with defensive player Loretta Baker and shooter Gabriella Lennon playing great games.
They were well supported by Nicole Bruce through the mid court.
Mama Bears’ Amanda Brown was a standout across the court and was rewarded with the game’s best and fairest points.
With the outstanding mother and daughter shooting combination of Wendy and Kaitlyn Byrne, Grand Gals raced away with a 72-34 win from their B Grade game on Saturday.
LTE were no match for the well drilled Grand Gals side who defensively shut down the LTE mid court and shooting circle.
LTE’s shooters Lauren Williams and Sam Dixon had a tough contest against defender Melissa Langfield and Bianca Walsh with Langfield having a hand in each turnover.
Chloe Ward collected the Gumnut Sportsmanship Award and Chantelle Simpson was a standout in the Centre position.
The Pumpettes were deserving winners this week in their A Grade match against the DCS Divas.
After sustaining an injury in the first quarter, Kelly Fairbank continued to play on and provided her team with strong centre court passes and direction around the court.
The defensive combination of Jayme Francisco and Emma Brown was on point during the game, and the Pumpettes were able
to capitalise on each turnover during the match.
Pumpettes’ Trudy Griffiths and Diva’s Summer Patterson both had solid mid-court games but it was Renee Matheson who was rewarded with B&F points this week.
The Gumnuts sportsmanship award went to Corrine McLeod who shot at 95 per cent and led her team well.
With both teams playing a position short, it was Cougars who raced away with the win over SPARKS this week recording a 58-41 win in their A Grade late game.
The game’s umpire Ronnie Richardson praised both teams for their intensity and sportsmanship with defensive all-rounder, Shae Martin, collecting the game’s best and fairest points.
SPARKS’ Alanna Walters was awarded the Gumnut Sportsmanship Award for her work in the shooting circle. Reina Cross, playing her consistent defensive game, made life difficult for SPARKS shooter Steph Baker in the circle.
This Saturday in the B Grade competition LTE will meet a renewed Chick Chow Mein side and Howie’s take on Mama Bears.
In A Grade SPARKS take on the Divas in what should be a tight contest and the  game to watch is the top of the table clash between the Cougars and Pumpettes.—contributed