IN FORM: Uranquinty’s Courtney Menzies passes the ball in an A grade Wagga netball game earlier this year. Picture: Kieren L Tilly
URANQUINTY will be out to claim another big scalp in theWagga A grade netball competition when they take on ladder leaders New Kids Aces on Saturday.
Uranquinty’s win over Shooting Stars last week makes this a top-of-the-table clash, and earns it feature game status in round 10.
The young Uranquinty side overcame a quarter time deficit to beat the Shooting Stars last Saturday, moving to second spot on the ladder.
New Kids have been untroubled this year and with nine straight wins are definitely the form team of the moment.
However, having beaten Shooting Stars, Uranquinty will be confident they can cause another upset by taking the scalp of the competition leaders.
The beauty of the Aces team is that they have strength all over the court and even if some of their first seven selected are absent, they have the depth in their club to replace them with someone equally effective.
The fact that they’ve continued to do so well withoutplaymaker, Rachael Addison, speaks volumes for the team.
The key to Uranquinty winning looks to be in the two circles. The Greens defenders, Rachael Creasey and Brooke Tilyard will have to be at their best to thwart the ball-winning ability and sharp shooting of the Aces Lisa Frow and Paige Guthrie who have developed into a top scoring combination.
At the other end, Uranquinty shooters Stacey Curran, Lana Duffy and perhaps Jess Allen come up against two of the competition’s most experienced defenders in Tracy Schulz-Cole and Lisa Reynoldson.
In centre court, Aces’ Abbeys, Fellows and Corbett, have been in grand form, but so too have Uranquinty’s Olivia Tilyard and Courtney Menzies.
In what’s sure to be an entertaining game, Aces’ overall strength and experience should see them retain their undefeated status.
Also on Saturday, Panthers play CSU Reddies in what could be a closer result than many would think.
The Reddies are coming off their second hiding from New Kids Aces and will look to regather for their game against the Panthers who got out of gaol in their game with Turvey Park last Saturday.
The Reddies will look to a big performance from centreZoe Hall and hope that shooters, Brianne Cusack and Hannah Williams continue to make the most of their opportunities.
In the third game, Turvey Park has to face Shooting Stars on the rebound.
Turvey had their first win for the season in sight last Saturday, only to surrender a seven goal three quarter time lead and lose to the Panthers by two goals.
Nevertheless Turvey will take heart from their improved showing and will set out to be as competitive against the star-studded Shooting Stars team.
All six teams will hit the courts again next Monday nightfor round 11 atthe Christian College Stadium.
Draw: 5.30pm: Uranquinty v Turvey Park,6.45pm: New Kids Aces v Panthers;8pm: CSU Reddies v Shooting Stars.
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