Senior netball competition heats up

After Cobar senior netballers played their Round 10 games in very warm conditions on Saturday, the committee made the decision to play all future games in the 2020 competition as twilight matches.

At this time of the year, the netball competition is usually getting ready to wind up, however with the interruption of the Coronavirus pandemic, the 2020 competition still has another three more weeks of games to be played before the finals commence.

Sharpe Shooters narrowly won their game by just five points over Real Steel on Saturday.

Sharpe Shooters got off to a good start and had a six point lead at the first break and were ahead by seven goals at half time.

Real Steel put in a great effort after the break and clawed the margin back to just three points the difference at three-quarter time.

They however couldn’t sustain the momentum and Sharpe Shooters took back control to finish as 28-23 winners.

Sharpe Shooters were well served by their defender Tahnee Armstrong while Bec Wyllie was best on court for Real Steel.

Divas had to work hard for the six points win over Hot Shots on Saturday.

They started well and had a comfortable lead over Hot Shots 25-18 at half time and while Hot Shots tried hard, Divas held on to finish with a 47-41 victory.

It was both team’s shooters, Janette Booth (Divas) and Sam Vaka (Hot Shots),  who were the stand-outs on the court.

Despite going down 20-43 to Gumnuts, the ever-improving Mid Strength Merinos did well in their game to contain Gumnuts as they only had six players to start Saturday’s game and lost one of those players to injury in the first three minutes.

Best on court for each side were Gumnuts’ mid court player Laura Barnes and Mid Strength Merinos Defender Jane Dickson.

Pumpettes continued their good form of the season when they came up against the young JKM side to win 40-24.

Pumpettes’ veteran centre Kelly Fairbank once again did a good job of directing play for her team while JKM were well served by Neve Carter.