Sheperd Starz in the Boston Netball League

IT HAS been a good week for Fireflies and Stanner Starz in the Boston and District Netball League, with both recording victories.

FIREFLIES just edged victory over the Flinders Flyers in this hard-fought match.

Both teams were working hard to keep possession from the start, and Flinders were quick off the mark, with some good centre court play between Mel and Narelle Bristow.

Flinders claimed the immediate advantage with goal shooter Alicia Inglis leading her team to an early 4-1 lead at the end of the first quarter.

Fireflies picked up the pace and the game evened out with goals being scored at either end of the court.

Some tight defending from Emma Beck and Jade Radcliffe started to payoff for Fireflies and, with Annatha Munn and Christina Elsom on top shooting form, they managed to gain a two-goal lead going into the final quarter.

Flyers continued to work hard, matching Fireflies goal for goal in the last few minutes, but Fireflies had the edge and just managed to keep the lead winning the match 17-15.

Players’ Player: Fireflies – Nikki Pratt (WD); Flinders Flyers – Alicia Inglis (GS).

 

Stanner Starz B 34 D-Birds Red 10

STANNER Starz B earned a convincing victory against D-Birds Redswith some excellent teamwork throughout the match.

Both teams worked the ball quickly around the court, giving each side chances to score from the start.

Starz shooters Sally Sheperd and Lisa Lane made some excellent passes within the circle and managed to give Starz a 7-3 advantage after the first quarter.

D-Birds kept attacking strongly but Starz defenders Holly and Carla Burdall had some good interceptions pushing the ball towards Starz attacking end.

Chasing Starz’s lead, D-Birds made some changes to the team to tighten their defence, yet Starz centre court players Bea Ashton and Hayley Ilett were quick on their feet and keptpossession with some brilliant short throws taking the ball to their goal end.

While D-Birds managed to have their best quarter of the match, it was not enough to catch Starz B’s impressive lead and Starz took the win.

Players’ Player: Stanner Starz B – Sally Sheperd (GS); D Birds Red – Alison Ward

 

League A

P W D L F A Diff Pts Stanner Starz A 6 6 0 0 193 83 110 18

Boston Ladies 6 3 1 2 135 97 38 13

Gems Black 6 3 1 2 123 94 29 13

Stanner Starz B 5 4 0 1 106 83 23 13

Gems Red 6 2 0 4 93 127 -34 8

D-Birds Red 6 1 0 5 76 174 -98 5

Bullettes 5 0 0 5 82 150 -68 4

 

League B

P W D L F A Diff Pts

Gems Pink 5 5 0 0 101 67 34 15

Fireflies 5 4 0 1 115 75 40 13

Flinders Flyers 5 2 1 2 76 61 15 10

Flexi Belles 4 1 1 2 62 58 4 7

BHS U18 4 1 0 3 77 85 -8 5

D-Birds Black 5 0 0 5 48 133 -85 2