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Narrikup 15 side make it five in a row as they score big win over Kangas 11 in D2 competition

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Narrikup 15 remain undefeated this season.
Camera IconNarrikup 15 remain undefeated this season. Credit: Laurie Benson/Albany Advertiser

Narrikup 15’s winning streak continued in round five of the Albany Netball Association D2 competition on Saturday.

Opponents Kangas 11 went into the clash with one win and were up against it, facing the unbeaten ladder-leaders.

Kangas started the game with the first centre pass and were quick into their attacking circle, but the first shot was missed and rebounded well by Narrikup who consolidated the turnover, with goal attack Dixie Hinchcliffe getting her team on the board first.

The first quarter was dominated by Narrikup, with lots of turnovers by Kangas in the centre court.

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An injury timeout from Narrikup gave both sides a chance to reset but Narrikup finished the quarter strongly, leading 15-0 at the end of the first break.

In the second quarter Narrikup picked up where they left off by turning over the Kangas’ centre pass, and Narrikup’s goal attack Vileasha Michael scored.

Kangas’ defensive pressure was a lot better during the second quarter, holding Narrikup to only six goals, but they were trailing by 21 goals at half-time.

Kangas defensive duo Maddison Bird and Rebekah Barker got good hands to the ball in the third quarter.

A great intercept by Kangas’ wing defence Maddison Johnson resulted in the first goal for Kangas, which was shot by goal attack Annie Watters.

Narrikup added eight goals to their total to lead 29-1 at three-quarter-time.

There were lots of turnovers in the last quarter, and Narrikup had plenty of goal attempts, but Barker rebounded well for her team.

Narrikup wing defence Isla Brenton played her part in plenty of intercepts, and after a hard-fought game by both teams, Narrikup finished big winners 37-1.

In the other round five matches, Bullets 8 prevailed 20-11 over Royals Saints 9, and Sonics 2 finished winners over Bethel 8, 21-12.

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