Fight for honours in Bullets Netball Club derby shows passion and skill on both sides

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Bullets Netball Club hosted an exciting round-nine derby fixture in the Albany Netball Association B4 competition at the Mt Barker Recreation Centre last Saturday.

Bullets 7 took on Bullets 8 in a hometown derby but it was Bullets 7 who finished comfortable 38-18 winners.

The game started off close, with both teams battling it out but Bullets 7 broke away after a decision to put shooters Janiah Dean and Annie Wyatt together in the second and third quarters.

The pair netted 19 goals between them.

The move helped Bullets 7 take a major lead at half-time and extend it moving into the last quarter.

Defenders Hinerangi Awatere and Lily Montgomery worked hard in the defensive end for the Bullets 8, making some great rebound attempts and successful intercepts.

Bullets 8’s Sharon Williams played a big game at centre, helping her side with multiple turnovers and powerful passages of play into the circle alongside wing attack Ebony Clark.

Despite Bullets 8 shooters Macey Seaman and Bailee Skinner working hard to feed the ball into the circle, they were unsuccessful against goal defender Sommer Craig, going down by 20 goals.

It was an excellent derby game and both sides showed passion and skill on the court, with the win leaving the Bullets 7 second on the ladder with seven wins.

In the other B4 fixture, Narrikup 10 continued their strong season, notching a 34-20 win over the Royals 7.

The win, Narrikup 10’s eighth of the season, helped the side to stay on top of the ladder.

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