Saturday’s warm conditions suited the shooters

On this occasion Real Steel’s Shooter Nicola Harbison beat Pumpettes’ defender Jayme Francisco to the ball in their Senior Women’s Netball game on Saturday at Ward Oval.

After four weeks of miserable cold and wet weather, Cobar Senior Netballers were pleased to be able to contest their Round 5 games at Ward Oval on Saturday in warm and clear conditions.

The conditions appeared to suit the goal shooters in all four of Saturday’s games which were all high scoring affairs.

Pumpettes displayed their championship winning abilities to finish with a 60-20 win over Real Steel.

Despite the 40 goals difference at the final whistle, the ball was keenly contested by both sides throughout the match.

Pumpettes had a 12-6 lead going into the first break and they didn’t let up the pressure in the second quarter.

By half time they led 29-12 and were up
42-16 by the end of the third quarter.

They had saved their best effort for the final quarter to outpoint Real Steel 18-4 to close out the match with a 60-20 win.

Molly Carter (Pumpettes) and Catherine James (directing play at Centre for Real Steel) were their team’s best on court.

JKM and Gumnuts had the closest match of the round with JKM finishing with a 57-23 win.

Neve Carter, playing in both shooting and defending positions for JKM, was a standout for her side while Gumnuts were well served by Katherine Dennis in her shooting circle and the centre court.

Divas continued their unbeaten run with a
52-23 victory over Sharpe Shooters.

Divas’ best on court was their mid-court player Loretta Baker while Olivia Deighton had an outstanding game for Sharpe Shooters.

Hot Shots out played the Mid Strength Merinos to easily win their game 76-5.

Hot Shots were well served by Sam Vaka who shot well and also played Wing Attack.

Best on court for the Mid Strength
Merinos was shooter and defender Naomi Ijnzen.