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Sydenham Ladies Netball Club


Emeralds played Brendon from Taunton NC and started strongly. Well timed interceptions from the defensive trio - Leah Smith, Angel Finka and Courtney Phipps, limited Brendon’s shooters. The centre court team of Anna Jenkin, and Elizabeth Purchase had strong and accurate passing into the circle to give shooters Katie Rowles and Michelle Jenkins many opportunities to shoot.  Both were on form and Emeralds took an early lead. During the third quarter, an injury to one of the Brendon players, enabled Emeralds to re group and focus determinedly on their game. The shooters had a brilliant last quarter extending Emeralds lead. The whole tram played amazingly well. The final score was 46-37 to Emeralds, with Anna Jenkin getting pom and Anna and Lizzie Purchase getting upom.


Emeralds played Canons from Wells NC and started the game with strong defense stopping Canons shooters getting the ball. During the 2nd quarter Emeralds' centre court players played efficiently and kept Emeralds in the game, however, Canons had moved into the lead which they didn’t relinquish.  Emeralds’ shooters Michelle Jenkins and Katie Rowles, in the next quarter took advantage of loose balls and wayward passing helping to reduce the gap, but Emeralds tired in the last quarter.  They never gave up against top of the table Canons, putting in 100% effort. The game ended 52-33 to Canons. Pom was Katie Rowles. Upom was Grace Morris.


Emeralds started the game steadily with a score of 10-4 to Tudor at the end of the first quarter. Emeralds then made some changes at the start of the second quarter which resulted in more turnovers for the team.The good play throughout the Emeralds team continued into the third quarter with amazing fight from all players, but Emeralds could not beat the experienced Tudor players, which led to Tudor winning 42-24. The score did not reflect the play from Emeralds team, who all played well and had great fight in them.  Player of the match - Grace Morris  Umpires player of the match - Michelle Jenkins


Emeralds played Brendon from Taunton NC, on an incredibly windy day and started confidently leading in the first quarter. Due to an injury, Emeralds started the 2nd quarter, and consequently played the rest of the game with 6 players. Emeralds’ defence stayed strong, with Leah Smith dropping back to GK and out of position, and Emeralds kept the lead at half time.  Brendon snuck ahead just at the end of the 3rd quarter, and kept hold of the lead to win the game 33-29. However, the whole of the Emeralds team continued to work hard until the whistle at the end of the game. Player of the match was Grace Morris and umpires vote was for Leah Smith.


Emeralds played Minstrels today and had a confident start. Centre court players were constantly driving forward and creating spaces. The defense had their best play in the second quarter, restricting Minstrels’ shooters to only scoring 4 goals. GS and GA stepped up their game as well in the 3rd quarter and had accurate shooting and brilliant link up play to keep the ball. The whole team continued their positive play in the last quarter, with Emeralds forcing Minstrels to make mistakes and then made sure they capitalised on their interceptions to win the game 48 -16.  Player of the match went to Grace Morris and umpire player of match to Shell Jenkins.


Emeralds played Arrows from Paulton NC and the defense started strongly with Angel Finka and Grace Morris working well together to limit Arrows shooting opportunities. In the 2nd quarter the centre court players Anna Jenkin, Leah Smith and Courtnie Phipps, linked well to gain valuable interceptions and accurate passing moved the ball into shooters Katie Rowles and Michelle Jenkins. During the 3rd quarter the shooters upped their game and continued to extend Emeralds lead, helped by some great passing by Rhiannon Crabtree.  The last quarter had the same intensity as the 3rd  with Emeralds showing strong team work and a great win, with the final score 38-14 to Emeralds. Player of the match was Katie Rowles, with umpires players going to Grace Morris and Leah Smith.


Emeralds went out with a mixed team this Saturday, some of whom were playing their first senior game. The Defence, Jess Bull, Grace Morris and Angel Finka, worked really hard against strong and experienced players, but unfortunately Challis shooters were on very good form and won the game 54-24. Throughout the game the centre court including Hollie Davies, Rhiannon Crabtree, Elizabeth Purchase and Courtnie Phipps linked well to the shooters who consistently shot throughout the game leading to Shell Jenkins receiving player and umpires vote.


Emeralds played Newbarn and had a steady start to the game.

In the second quarter the defense was excellent and only let in 2 goals. Emeralds pulled ahead.

The third quarter started strong with good link up play between the centre court allowing accurate passing between defense and attack. In the final quarter Emeralds continued to play well with brilliant movement from the shooters to win 36-31.  Player of the match went to Katie Rowles and Umpires votes went to Lilly Paul.


Emeralds played their first game of the season against Kingfishers from Keinton NC. They started strongly with good shooting from Shell Jenkins and Katie Rowles.  In the 2nd quarter Emeralds defensive players Rheanne Lee and Jess Bull gained lots of valuable interceptions and limited the opposition’s scoring.  The link up play between centre court worked well and resulted in fast accurate passing throughout the court. Emeralds continued to play with precision and forced errors for the opposition. A brilliant start to the season with Emeralds winning 38-11. Jess Bull was voted player of the match, with Michelle Jenkins and Katie Rowles voted umpires player.

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