The Kanga Mob made their way out to Underbool for the first time this season as we took on Wentworth.
U10s and U12s took to the primary school oval and a big crowd was there to cheer them on. The skills from both teams were good and some fine goals were kicked.
U14s got up nice and early kicking off their match at 9am on the main oval. We had quite a few U12s step up and play as well as some 15 year old boys with Jack O'Shannessy, Billy Cattanach and Drew Latta making life easier for the younger players. Kristy Higgins and Finn Brown each kicked a goal to bring some excitement.
Our U16s forfeited their match this week and we had some of the older players fill in for our U18s who got their first win of the season with a one goal ahead of Wentworth.
The Reserves have been in great form in recent weeks and managed to get the win on Saturday sitting nicely 3-0 heading into next week against South Mildura.
The Seniors came out red hot against the strong Wentworth side. 23 points up at half time the Kangas were urged not to take their foot off the gas but Wentworth did all the attacking in the third quarter. Two late goals in the fourth quarter saw the visitors hit the front just as time expired. For the second straight week Ouyen will be left to wonder what could have been. It was a strong fight by the Kangas but unfortunately didn't bring home the 4 points.
It was a very tough day over at the Netball Courts with the Kangas only getting one win on the board. Our young guns showed huge improvements this week and are learning lots coming out of their third game.
U13 2s played a close game losing by just 3 goals. Both U13 teams had great pressure and showed defence efforts throughout the whole game.
Our U15s held their head high and wore their heart on their sleeves as Wentworth took off with a strong win, the girls applied strong defence and had some great passages of play. Keep up the work girls.
Both U17 teams kept fighting until the final siren with the 17 2s getting some fantastic rebounds and 17 1s defence being the highlight. Although they both went down they showed great team work with the only way to go being up.
The C Res team are proof that keeping your head up and staying positive can turn a game around after being 5 goals down heading into the final quarter and coming out on top with a nail bitting 2 goals in the final minutes of play. Each player gave 100% and the Kangas played a fantastic game.
C Grade started with some accurate shooting from Jules and hard working defence from Zoe gave the girls opportunities down the court. Some fast and precise passages of play, the potential is there for this team to be a real threat to their oppositions.
B Grade had a shaky start from both teams but the Kangas regained their composure and began playing some fantastic netball. With a new side stepping out on the court today it was a pleasure to see the girls start forming connections and working cohesively. Although not finishing with the win, it was a very impressive game and thoroughly enjoyable to watch.
A strong, positive start for the A Graders getting the first goal of the game. Moving at a quick pace, Ash jumped into a new role flying down the court feeding well into the ring. The defensive pressure from both teams was creating turnovers all the way down the court. Wentworth continued to be strong and physical in each quarter but our girls stood their ground and give it back to them just as fiercely. A position change in the second half impacted on the scoreboard in a positive way for the Kangas. Some exceptional defence all the way down the court and speedy passes from Megs into the ring kept the Kangas in the game. We've got a strong group of girls and they will only get better.
As always, full write ups available in the North West Express.