Bullets 4 able to hold off a persistent Grammar Griffins 7 outfit to remain undefeated in A6 competition
Bullets 4 remain undefeated in the Albany Netball Association A6 competition after holding off a persistent Grammar Griffins 7 outfit in round three on Saturday.
Coming off a win in round two, Bullets jumped out of the blocks as they quickly took a three-goal lead, thanks to the accuracy of some accurate shooting from goal shooter Laila Pearce.
Griffins hit back strongly to go into quarter-time two goals down.
The second term was dominated by the two defences.
Griffins’ goal keeper Jaimee Waters and Bullets’ Indiana Rutter were rock-solid to keep the scoring to five goals apiece in the term as the margin stayed at two.
The defensive pressure from both teams caused numerous turnovers, with neither team taking full advantage.
The third stanza went goal for goal, with Bullets’ accuracy slightly better to win the quarter after netting nine goals to seven, extending the margin to four heading into the final term.
Griffins came out strong to get within two goals, but Bullets rallied to keep them at bay to eventually run out 30-26 victors.
The final-quarter centre-court battle between Griffins’ Xanthe O’Neill and Bullets’ Abby Baker was a highlight.
In other A6 games, Royals Saints 3 continued their strong start to the season with a 51-16 win over Griffins 6.
Magpies 3 played Railways 5 in a high-quality game, with Magpies coming out on top by four goals, 32-28.
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