Great Southern netball goes back to local courts this weekend

What a catch: McLaren Vale League player Jessica Bosley plucks a great take against huge pressure from Willunga wing attack Morgan Hill.

What a catch: McLaren Vale League player Jessica Bosley plucks a great take against huge pressure from Willunga wing attack Morgan Hill.

I hope that you enjoyed our bye on Saturday and kept yourself warm while watching the Netball World Cup, aren't our Diamonds off to flying start?!

As the girls battle for the title of world's best, our League teams prepare themselves for the road to finals.

Although the top three is set, the battle for fourth spot will be determined over the next two rounds.

With most teams having only six games left, I wonder if we will see any last minute inclusions to sides in order to qualify players for finals.

Rest assured, I will keep a close eye on line ups and report back next week.

FLEET FOOT: McLaren Vale League centre Brianna Gregory is in full motion taking the netball in the last round of games in Great Southern.

FLEET FOOT: McLaren Vale League centre Brianna Gregory is in full motion taking the netball in the last round of games in Great Southern.

Langhorne Creek v Yankalilla - This may be the last opportunity for Yank to get a win on the board for season 2019. Although I desperately want them to get up this week, Creek have been performing far better and at times, have even challenged the top four teams of the competition.

Shane Nethercott will dominate the young Yank goalies, who will need to keep their cool for their team to have any chance of outscoring Creek. My pick is Creek by 12, however I would love for Yank to prove me wrong. Good luck girls!

Compass v McLaren Vale - Vale dominated this match on the last occasion, however Compass were without Ki Steinert and Natasha Healy who are big inclusions to the side.

Despite this, Vale are playing the better netball and should be able to account for the Compass girls on Saturday.

I have been impressed with Vale goalies Brooke Collier and Emma Cremmers, who will match up well against Compass defenders Ki and Amanda Coles.

At their best, Compass will have what it takes to win this game, but my pick goes to Vale by 13.

WHO WANTS IT?: McLaren Vale wing attack Brianna Cameron wants the netball as much as Willunga League player Georgia Hank.

WHO WANTS IT?: McLaren Vale wing attack Brianna Cameron wants the netball as much as Willunga League player Georgia Hank.

Victor Harbor v Goolwa - There is always hype around the match between these two teams and Saturday is bound to be a tight, physical match. The last time the two teams met, Goolwa had their full line up and struggled to find any sort of momentum in their attacking end.

Victor were without Emma Gryczewski who has returned to the Victor side, fitter and stronger than ever. This will cause even more headaches for Goolwa, who fell 15 short last time.

The link between Cara Panuccio and Amanda Martin in goals for Victor is going from strength to strength and will be too strong for Jess Cuppleditch and Jordan Hooper.

It is no question that Goolwa are struggling with consistency and will take this game as a building block for finals. Victor to win by 19.

NO PROBLEMS: Victor Senior 2 goal shooter Naomi Guley lines up for goal in a game against Mount Compass.

NO PROBLEMS: Victor Senior 2 goal shooter Naomi Guley lines up for goal in a game against Mount Compass.

Strathalbyn v Myponga - After this game, I think that Myponga may have to kiss their top four spot goodbye, as Strath have the wheels in motion for a strong season finish.

Myponga have finally settled with a consistent line up, as Rachelle Rothwell steps up into defence from Senior Twos.

Myponga's goalies Kasey Clarke and Lucy Raper will need to be firing for their team to have any chance against the physical Strathalbyn defenders of Rachel Barnett and Leanne Hein.

Strathalbyn to win by 11.

GREAT DEFENCE: Victor Harbor Senior 2 wing defence Tayla Bohnsack jumps high to try and block this pass from Mount Compass player Emma Zimmermann.

GREAT DEFENCE: Victor Harbor Senior 2 wing defence Tayla Bohnsack jumps high to try and block this pass from Mount Compass player Emma Zimmermann.

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