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22 June 2022
By Abby Walter
A clash between Horsham Saints and Minyip-Murtoa A Grade netballers is set to be the Wimmera Football Netball League match of the round, with four wins each on the board.
Last time they met, the Saints were able to get on top by seven goals, however both teams have been juggling new players, injury and illness in the first half of the season and anyone could take the win in round 10.
The Saints have taken the opportunity to develop some under-17 players in A Grade competition.
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Jorja Clode has cemented her starting position in the side and is continuing to develop each week, while Sophie Taylor, Rory Doran and Lily Bolton have also been exposed to senior netball.
The Burras went into the season with a new-look team and have now had the chance to find their feet and secure some wins, while also coming close in other games.
Both teams will have to play a consistent, clean game of netball to come out on top and keep up defensive pressure across the whole court.
After a one-point margin in round one, Southern Mallee Giants and Dimboola have a fight ahead of them to come home with a win.
Coming off a bye and a tough game against Warrack Eagles, the Roos will be fired up and hungry for a win.
Southern Mallee Giants will be looking to improve on their performance from round nine and it is likely to be another close result.
Ararat and Stawell will play each other for the first time since Good Friday and after two weeks off, the Rats will be hoping to jump to second on the ladder with a win.
Stawell has had a tough year and with Ararat looking at a finals berth the favour looks to be with the home team.
Horsham will have a week off as it faces Nhill, which does not field an A Grade side, and Warrack Eagles have a bye.
In round nine, Horsham Saints were too strong for the Giants after a close first quarter.
Saints’ defensive pressure and control of the ball down the court gave them an edge to create a lead in the second quarter and maintain that for the remainder of the game. Clode was a force in the goal ring with 42 goals for Saints, while Emma Mill was a standout for the Giants.
Horsham played Stawell in a high-intensity game with lots of pressure from both teams on the ball.
Horsham battled hard against some accurate shooting from the Warriors and was able to secure a win and remain undefeated.
Georgie Carberry and Grace Manserra are continuing a string of strong performances for the Demons.
Madi Taylor and Ebony Summers worked hard for Stawell to create a challenge for Horsham.
This week: Ararat v Stawell, Dimboola v Southern Mallee Giants, Horsham Saints v Minyip-Murtoa. Horsham v Nhill, no game. Warrack Eagles, bye.
Last week: Horsham Saints d Southern Mallee Giants 58-48, Horsham d Stawell 64-52.
Ladder: Horsham, 28 points; Minyip-Murtoa, 16; Horsham Saints, 16; Ararat, 16; Southern Mallee Giants, 14; Dimboola, 12; Stawell, 6; Warrack Eagles, 4.
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