Magpies in hot form with three on trot

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Grammar's Jade Dimer looks down court for options as Magpies' Jasmyne Jones defends.
Camera IconGrammar's Jade Dimer looks down court for options as Magpies' Jasmyne Jones defends. Credit: Laurie Benson

Magpies 1 have continued their march towards another finals appearance in the Albany Netball Association A1 competition, downing Grammar 1 on their way to a third-straight win on Saturday afternoon.

A 16-goal win, their third in succession, cements Magpies’ place inside the top four after managing only one point from their first two matches of the season.

Magpies were able to skip clear by six goals at half-time as centre Kelly Judd worked tirelessly in midcourt.

Grammar's Felicity Barrett.
Camera IconGrammar's Felicity Barrett. Credit: Albany Advertiser

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The supply continued in the second half as the Magpies’ forwards Caitlyn Wheatley and Brittany Needs worked strongly together.

That combination added 13 goals in the third and the same amount in the final quarter as Magpies powered to a 50-34 result.

Grammar have now lost three games in a row after their latest defeat but they continue to show encouraging signs, led by Jennelle Marwick and wing attack Jade Dimer.

Grammar’s Kasey Warren shoots.
Camera IconGrammar’s Kasey Warren shoots. Credit: Albany Advertiser

In the other round 6 match played on Saturday, Kangas 1 proved far too strong for Bethel 1 on their way to a 60-21 victory that keeps them second in the standings.

On Friday night, Royals Saints 1 stormed to their fifth win of the season after accounting for Narrikup 1 by 23 goals.

After winning the first quarter 11-6, Royals Saints had opened up a big margin by half-time as they netted 17 goals in the second term, with centre Taylah Orzel prolific in feeding shooters Nardia Humphries and Carly Szczecinski.

They led 28-12 at half-time but the reigning premiers pushed the margin out further in the third term before Narrikup hit back with a much better final stanza to prevent any more damage.

Narrikup lost the final term by a single goal with their defence of Tina Mundy and Casey Greay, along with Sarah Horgan, helping their team limit Royals’ effectiveness as their side went down, 23-46.

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