Narrikup hold off Grammar
Narrikup 1 boosted their finals chances in the Albany Netball Association A1 competition after outlasting Grammar 1 by nine goals on Saturday afternoon.
The two sides were 12 goals apiece at quarter-time before Narrikup took charge as they won the second period 14 goals to nine and then outscored Grammar 17-10 in the third to set up a match winning advantage.
Kristie Slater and Marianne Tutt worked overtime in mid-court as Narrikup were able to open up a 12-goal lead heading into the final term.
Grammar fought back strongly as they tried to close the gap but they were unable to get within striking distance as Narrikup prevailed 56-47.
Slater played the entire match at centre providing constant supply for forwards Ella Scamozzi and Casey Greay while Bree Dale and Darcy Kerr held up their defensive end.
Despite 16 goals in the fourth term, the result was a third-straight loss for Grammar who were well served by Casey Griffiths and Jessica Leamon.
Narrikup remain inside the top three at the halfway point of the season.
A big finish from Magpies 1 has continued their strong form, downing Kangas 1 in their round 7 clash on Friday night.
Magpies started well with 12 goals in the opening quarter and by three-quarter-time they had opened up a nine goals.
The fourth term was dominated by Magpies as they netted 18 goals on their way to a comfortable 48-30 result.
An impressive defensive effort by Railways, led by Hollee Siviour and Kiera Stephen, was the difference in their match with Kangas 2.
The Tigers moved to third place on the ladder after the 36-goal win set up after they outscored their opponents 11-0 in the first.
Siviour and Stephen gave up just 13 goals from the game in their defensive circle.
In the other match Royals Saints 1 kept their place on top of the table after edging out Sonix, 55-31.
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