A better round this week with two wins and two close loses and a bye. The only way from here is up! It’s great to see girls are enjoying themselves at training and on the court! It’s also great to see the footy boys are on a winning streak – Go Boro!!!
Big thanks to the Netty girls who showed some support to the footy club by attending Mr Boro on Saturday night and from all reports the girls had a great night! Also a big thank you to all the girls who volunteered their Sunday to help at the Bunnings BBQ. We had a really successful day and it’s so good to see the girls supporting their club.
Game times for this Friday night’s games will be posted on the NNL website mid week and don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @GreensboroughNC
Round 4 was the last week of the grading rounds and Boro walked away with three wins, one loss in division four against the top side and one bye in division seven. The girls still keeping up the Boro spirit and our team work is really showing on court! The full fixture for the remaining 2014 rounds will be completed this week and available on the Northern Netball League website.
Round 3 Pancake Parlour Boro player of the week was awarded to Ebony Mcewan who is our youngest player at the club “Well done Ebs!”
Social wise, the GFNC have Mr Boro coming up on the 24th May with the Boro netballers booking out two tables already. If anyone else wants to get on board, please let the Netball Committee Members know ASAP as seats are limited and Mr Boro is always a great night!
The Greensborough Netball Club has 2 teams in the first round of finals.
Team#2 in the Section 2 1st Semi-Final against North Heidelberg B produced a huge 14 goal turnaround from the previous loss, with defensive pressure, offer timing & shooting accuracy greatly improved. These efforts took the team out to a 7 goal lead by halftime and stifled a last ditched effort by North Heidelberg in the final minutes for a well-constructed team effort and a brilliant 5 goal win.
Team#5 in Section 6 2nd Semi-Final against Fitzroy Stars C was slow to react to Fitzroy’s general attack in the first half. Team#5 trailed by as much as 8 goals before getting back to basics and attempting a come back. With a much cleaner last quarter and fewer turnovers, Team#5 closed to within 3 goals but couldn’t sustain the momentum to lose by 5 goals. There’s plenty of scope for improvement and Team#5 will be refocused for the next game.
Team#2 – Alison Galloway and Stephanie Hogan
Team#5 – Krystal O’Sullivan
Both teams now play in Preliminary Finals this Friday night. Games:
Round 15 brought up the second Boro Derby up for contention and several teams still trying to secure finals berths.
Team#1 worked hard against league leaders Lakeside 1 and caught them off guard in the first half to have the lead most of the time. Lakeside then stepped up the pressure a notch. With one last momentum shift, Team#1 put together a fantastic comeback in the last quarter to draw level but it wasn’t enough to keep Lakeside completely quiet with the result a 7 goal loss.
Team#2 looking to push hard for finals contention, was put to the test by Diamond Creek. Both teams put on a shooting clinic but Team#2’s defensive work in the last 8 minutes ensured Diamond Creek’s goalers got less of the ball. A very strong finish by Team#2 scoring 11 of the last 13 goals and coming from behind in the last quarter to win by 8 goals. Go Boro !!!
Team#3 surprised competition leaders St Mary’s A with a clean first half and very accurate shooting to hold the lead for the first quarter. But the top team eventually got their act together and slowly took control of the game. Team#3 lost by 15 goals in a commendable effort.
Fighting to stay in touch with the top 4, Team#4 was slow to get going against higher positioned Watsonia B. A resurgence in the third quarter was short lived with too many basic handling errors taking their toll. Team#4 gave it their best shot to lose by 9 goals.
Team#5 and Team#6 played off in the 2nd Boro derby for the season. Both started slowly in very cold conditions. Eventually Team#5 shook off the jitters to take control of the game. Team#5’s strong defensive work prevented Team#6 goalers from getting much of the ball. But to their credit, Team#6 put together a very nice mini-fightback in the third quarter to score some scarce goals and give Team#5 something to think about. A solid 18 goal win for Team#5 giving their finals chances an extra boost. Go Boro !!!
Team#1 put together their biggest of the season so far. A very high work rate against Montmorency A produced relentless full court pressure and quality goaling opportunities which created a stirring 22 goal win. Go Boro !!!
Team#2 got the jump on Watsonia A early for a comfortable 6 goal halftime lead with some great attacking netball. Watsonia rallied in the second half but Team#2’s defenders held them out for a well deserved 2 goal win. Go Boro !!!
Team#3 took a little while to fire up against competition leaders Bundoora Comets B in the first half, but rallied in the second to finish strongly with a very respectable 7 goal loss.
Team#4 struggled in the first half against Whittlesea B. After regrouping, Team#4 managed to arrest the slide and be much more competitive in the second half to restrict the loss to 13 goals.
Team#5 gave their finals hopes a big boost with a quality display against Thomastown B. From start to finish, Team#5 used height to great advantage and put together a fantastic hard working effort for an impressive 20 goal win. Go Boro !!!
Team#6 played competition leaders Fitzroy Stars C and gave them a great run for their money in the first half. But they are the top team for good reason and punished any mistakes made by Team#6 in the second half who ended with a 17 goal loss.
Round 12 was difficult with most teams playing opposition in higher positions on the ladder.
Team#1 got the jump on Bundoora Comets A to hold the lead for almost the first half but then faded out with just the 7 players in the team. Fantastic shooting by the Boro goalers wasn’t enough to keep pace and an 11 goal loss resulted.
A fabulous start by Team#2 surprised the top team and hot favourites Heidelberg Tigers, who then worked their way back into the game after quarter time. Smart defensive work grabbing 11 intercepts, limited the loss to 13 goals.
Team#3 had a solid performance for the first 3-quarters to trail Thomastown A by just a few goals, but then Boro form became a bit patchy. The turnovers increased but a strong fight back at times in the second half almost leveled the scores. Team#3s defensive pressure tapered off in the last quarter so the game ended in a 10 goal loss.
Team#4 had a narrow lead for the first half against Lakeside 2 but lost form in the 3rd quarter. That opened the door for Lakeside 2 who then established a 3 goal lead. Poor passing didn’t help much close to half time. A big resurgence by Team#4 in the last quarter almost leveled the scores, but it couldn’t be sustained to eventually lose by 4 goals.
Team#5 needed to knock over 2nd top team Keon Park Stars to continue climbing into the top four. Team#5 served it up from the starting whistle slamming on first 10 goals of the game. Keon Park came back strongly in the 2nd quarter but Boro stepped it up again in the second half to run away with the game in solid percentage boosting 19 goal win. Go Boro !!!
In a game of two halves, Team#6 was slow to get going and let Reservoir go out to a 12 goal half time lead courtesy of some ordinary passing. Boro picked up the work rate dramatically in the second half and returned to their true form. But it wasn’t enough to close the gap and they lost by 5 goals.