Netball. Saints back on track

Circular Head Netball Association teams are back in the Burnie Netball Association after a five week break in the roster.

Round four of the school-aged competition was played at the end of September following a washed out third round.

The Grade 3/4 team started proceedings against St Brigid’s Catholic School. The Smithton Saints worked as a team to press into attack and with accurate passing and shooting earned an uncontested 32 goal win.

The Grade 5/6 team took on Somerset Pink. Moving around the court and using skills learned from training, the side gained a win, 5 to 13.

The Grade 9/10 team played against Burnie High School in a close but slow moving contest. The first half dragged by before the Saints warmed up to play a competitive second half, to be defeated 33 to 3.

Despite five weeks away from the game, the Grade 3/4 team hit the court running in round five on Saturday.

Accurate scoring and strong attacking led the side to win against Stella Maris, 2 to 15, as the Player of the Match went to Leila Power for giving it her all.

In the next game, the Grade 5/6 side played Penguin who were short with just six players.

Smithton held a three goal lead at both the first and second breaks before a 14 goal third quarter increased the margin, to set up a 16 to 27 goal win.

Ella Cobbing received the Player of the Match award for strong defensive work including several intercepts and rebounds.

In the Grade 9/10 action, Smithton played Marist Regional College in a match which took some time to warm up.

The side gained plenty of attacking opportunities however inaccurate passing and simple mistakes prevented the side from capitalising to lose 32 to 21. Elise Popowski earned Player of the Match for her work with the ball throughout the full four quarters.

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