Great Southern netball played round two on the weekend

GREAT DEFENCE: McLaren Vale goalie Jessica Morgan is under the pump as Langhorne Creek Senior 2 defender Erin Moore applies pressure.
GREAT DEFENCE: McLaren Vale goalie Jessica Morgan is under the pump as Langhorne Creek Senior 2 defender Erin Moore applies pressure.

It seems that my tipping is off to a flyer for season 2019, with tips and margins being right on the money this week.

AGILE AND QUICK: Victor Harbor League premiership player and key centre Renee Moon has the ball on a string and ready to feed her goalies.  Victor Harbor has started the season winning its first two games.

AGILE AND QUICK: Victor Harbor League premiership player and key centre Renee Moon has the ball on a string and ready to feed her goalies. Victor Harbor has started the season winning its first two games.

Although I am looking forward to Easter, it couldn't have come at a worse time- just as some of our teams are trying to find some rhythm. Let's have a look at last weekends match ups.

Goolwa took the game against Strath by 13, but it wasn't as easy as Goolwa would have predicted. Goolwa's goalies Kylie and Jo worked hard against the physical Strath defence line, however Goolwa's defenders let through more than what I expected, allowing Strath to sink 43 goals for the match.

GOING IN: Langhorne Creek goalie Nikki Clarke shoots for a vital goal on Saturday in the Senior 2 match against McLaren Vale.

GOING IN: Langhorne Creek goalie Nikki Clarke shoots for a vital goal on Saturday in the Senior 2 match against McLaren Vale.

It is great to see that local player Chaisley McCardle has returned to Goolwa, providing some good drive and experience through their centre court.

Strath goalies Bella Garwood and Candice Holdsworth have great potential and will certainly find their groove as the rounds progress.

Compass faced the powerhouse of Victor Harbor, who welcomed back Amanda Martin to their line up this week.

MID AIR: Mount Compass League wing attack Tarlie Smith leads by example on the netball court and flies on Saturday to win possession of the ball.

MID AIR: Mount Compass League wing attack Tarlie Smith leads by example on the netball court and flies on Saturday to win possession of the ball.

Although Victor are running with a different line up this season, they are still presenting themselves as the team to beat. It is incredible how this team continues to evolve and continue to be the benchmark.

The score card suggests that coach Pauline is rotating players to find the right mix, when she does, look out competition!

Although the score suggests differently, Compass can take some positives out of the match. Two being the consistent shooting of Alexandra Stewart and their fast ball movements down court.

Creek! The dark horse of the competition almost made an upset in their first game of the season and rumour has it they played without their league goalie.

As predicted, the Vale goalies were startled by the dominance of Shane Nethercott, but should have made more of an impact on Creek's inexperienced attack line.

Vale continue to run with a young team and will be challenged against the top clubs again this season. As for Langhorne Creek... watch this space.

Willunga took the game against Myponga, but only by 8. I am impressed with Myponga's start to the season, the young guns are certainly having a crack and may be more competitive than I first thought. They are a tight bunch of girls who will enjoy playing and improving together this season.

Willunga rotated nine of their league players and much like Victor, are trying to find their best line up for season 2019. Once they are settled, they will find themselves strong contenders in the top four.

I hope that everyone enjoys their Easter break, see you next week for a a preview of round three.

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