TYRENDARRA opened its 2014 South West netball campaign with a victory against Coleraine on Saturday at Silvester Oval.
Tyrendarra made the most of Coleraine’s slow start to the first quarter, as they limited their goal scoring opportunities and capitalised on their own.
Bec Skaer and Adele Curran scored at every opportunity.
This enabled the Darras to take the lead at the end of the first break, 15-4.
The second quarter featured no changes from the Tyrendarra side, while Coleraine brought on fresh legs into the mid-court.
Tyrendarra’s Megan Bothe and Kate Nunn continued to give Coleraine’s Nicole Boxer and Karen Spong trouble under the goal ring.
Tyrendarra held strong at the end of the first half to lead 25-9.
The second half started with many changes among both teams.
Strong defensive pressure resulted in many missed goals at either end.
Coleraine’s Dallas Moyle picked off many passes in and outside of the goal ring in an effort to boost her team.
Tyrendarra stretched its lead to 37-14.
Going into the last quarter more changes saw Coleraine capitalise on scoring opportunities, but it left its run a little too late.
It was a low scoring quarter for Tyrendarra with Coleraine’s defence duo of Katrina Robertson and Dallas Moyle causing havoc for Bec Skaer and Erin Roll.
At the final whistle, Tyrendarra were 44-26 victors.
Better players were awarded to Dallas Moyle, Katrina Robertson and Karen Spong (Coleraine) and Kylie Nunn, Bec Skaer and Kate Nunn (Tyrendarra).
Cavendish v Heywood
CAVENDISH opened slowly against the Lions.
The Bloods came out very complacent against a side that cannot be underestimated.
Heywood came out firing and turned over Cavendish’s first centre pass.
The Lions capitalised on it, along with many numerous turnovers, to take the lead in after the first quarter, 8-11.
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