Greensborough Netball Club Men’s took its fourth win with a 59-22 win against St Therese on Wednesday with one round to go before the Christmas break.
By Emily Carpenter
Boro had a strong start leading the Saints 5-0 in the first five minutes.
The father son duo of Paul and Alex Nichols in GS and GA were playing beautifully, whilst the netballers on the sidelines wished they could play with one of their parents.
Some beautiful defence from Anthony Williams, GD and Dana Button in GK meant that Boro could take the lead 14-5 in the first quarter.
The second quarter was messier than the first, with more fumbles and inaccurate passing from Boro.
They seemed to relish in being in front, but lost some of their skills down the court.
Shooter Joshua Wells held the goal ring well whilst being tag teamed by the Saints’ two defenders. Wells tried to do a sneaky grab out of the Saints GD hands, but the umpire called him out on it.
There were well placed lobs from Ashley Tranter (WA) and Kade Rowe (C) to the shooters throughout the quarter. Amazing defensive pressure from Williams and down the court saw Boro leading 28-12 at half-time.
Saints had a strong start to the second half, getting two quick goals but Boro turned it around shortly after, quickly taking a very strong lead.
A position change for Alex Nichols to Centre and Williams taking WA meant the ball was moving incredibly fast to shooters Wells and Paul Nichols, especially with the defensive pressure from William McDermott (WD), Button and Julian Taylor (GK). In the third quarter, Saints only scored three goals, with Boro leading 41-15.
In the final quarter, the team really came away from the Saints with some clean and fast moves down the court.
Alex Nichols (GA) and Taylor (GS) were shooting beautifully, with the ball not even touching the ring, but going cleanly through the net.
Boro’s speed and skill were unable to be matched by the Saints at this point. I
In the final seconds of the game, Taylor as GS scored a long bomb into the ring, finishing the game 59-22.
Boro is on a four-game winning streak heading into Round 5.