Great Southern netball round 12 preview

GET TOUGH: It is the run down to the finals with goals very important as Lucy Raper knows shooting against Victor defender Sally Fuller.
GET TOUGH: It is the run down to the finals with goals very important as Lucy Raper knows shooting against Victor defender Sally Fuller.

I hope that everyone enjoyed their weekend off of netball last Saturday. I for one missed getting my local netball fix, so had to tune into watch the Thunderbirds on Sunday.

SA netball fans will be jumping for joy on the appointment of Tania Obst as head coach from 2019, let’s hope our girls can get back to their best over the next few years. While the Thunderbirds are well and truly done and dusted for the season, our local League girls are turning up the heat as the race to finals continues.

From this point forward, coaches will be training their players a little bit longer, players will be pushing that little bit harder and our top four will begin to take its final shape. I am pumped to see how the next few weeks pan out. Victor have the bye this weekend.

Strathalbyn vs Langhorne Creek – Last time these two teams met, Strathalbyn only managed to take the win by 10 goals.

This side has made some huge improvements since round three and will be looking to push their lead further to increase percentage.

Molly Mawson and Bella Garwood have been providing clear targets in goals and will be too good for the Creek defenders this week. Strathalbyn by 21.

Vale vs Myponga – Plenty to be played for in this match. Myponga will be wanting to take this game for pride, Vale will be wanting this win to push a game clear of Willunga on the ladder.

Earlier in the season, the battle between these two teams resulted in a draw. This game could honestly go either way, but given Myponga’s injury list, I believe that Vale will take the win by 8.

Brianna against Amy.

Brianna against Amy.

Willunga vs Goolwa – Goolwa will be looking to create a larger winning margin against Willunga than the 12 goals they won by in round three.

It will be a battle of the attack lines with both teams having powerhouse goal shooters who hold their space brilliantly. Goolwa will take this game by 23, however Willunga will fight until the final whistle and need to keep improving to steal fourth spot off Vale.

Yankalilla vs Compass – Yank are hanging on for dear life and will be looking for a huge percentage boost to match the premiership points of Willunga this week.

This game will be played with great pace, as both teams have the ability to move the ball with speed. Yankalilla will will take this game by 25. Hang in their Compass girls!

I wish all players, coaches and team officials the best of luck for the weekend. With only seven games left, I hope that the bottom placed teams give it their all and take some risks to keep the competition interesting for the remainder of the season.