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13 and Under
Fish Creek (FC) vs Korumburra- Bena.
It was an even start to the game. Strong rebounding
by KB in the FC circle saw it turn over the ball to take a
strong lead at the first break. KB 7 to 3.
Very tight defense from KB at the start of the 2nd
quarter, FC finding it very hard to get the netball into
its shooting circle. KB turning every turnover into a
goal. Strong defence from KB saw it take control of the
game. KB 14 to 7.
KB defense continued its domination in the 3rd
quarter. FC steadied and started driving towards the ball
resulting in 3 straight goals in the last few minutes of
the quarter. FC crowd cheering them on. KB 19- 14.
FC scored the first goal in the final quarter. The
crowd went wild! Three goals in it!
Not to be outdone, KB scored the next two goals.
Both teams anxiously defended the ball. FC GS used
the baseline effectively. Some strong leads in its shoot-
ing circle saw the FC team come within two points. A
wild pass from KB aw FC grab for the ball and score a
goal - one goal the difference! KB steadied, intercepted
in the FC shooting circle, then in the Centre court - two
goals scored. Another late steady goal from the KB cen-
tre pass and victory!
A fantastic competitive game of netball!
15 and Under
Meeniyan Dumbalk United (MDU) vs
Korumburra Bena (KB)
It was a great, competitive start to the game- both
teams working hard fighting for any ball ‘floating’ in
the wind. Goals going with centre passes. Both teams
broke the other centre pass early. Immediately, the other
team broke back. Height was being used effectively in
the MDU shooting circle, which afforded it a slight lead
at the break, MDU 7-.
The wind continued to have an effect on shoot-
ing for goals early in the second quarter. MDU played
strong netball in the centre third turning the ball over
several times and capitalising in with a goal. MDU took
a strong lead at the half time break MDU 17-9.
The height of the MDU goaler continued to hurt KB
in the third quarter. Missed goals by KB were easily
rebounded by MDU. MDU seemed to be able to find
more space on the court; ‘give and go’ passes work-
ing to its advantage. The MDU GS and GA worked ex-
tremely well together. MDU 25-13.
MDU continued to dominate in its shooting circle,
rebounding and scoring after missed goals. Its passes
were strong. The GS and GS seemed to work as one.
KB GA shot two beautiful goals late in the game to no
avail. MDU the convincing winner in the end MDU 33-
17 and Under
Korumburra Bena (KB) vs Inverloch
In the opening seconds of the game, KB immedi-
ately turned the IK centre pass over and scored a goal.
IK immediately broke back! Both teams defended
strongly with hands stretched over the ball, KB having
Large group of supporters from both teams were
urging them on. KB took a strong lead but IK had the
momentum in the closing minutes of the quarter and
came back, KB 11-7 .
IK continued momentum early. KB defenders tried
to double- team the IK shooter, which allowed the IK
GA to direct the play. Despite the game tightening up,
KB managed to capitalise in its circle, easily picking off
wild passes by IK, KB 23- 15.
IK made bench and positional changes determined
to close the gap. Both teams used their height in the
circle to advantage. Play very even this quarter, IK un-
able to reduce the margin. KB 33-24
Very even last quarter, IK trying desperately in de-
fense in the first half of the quarter. The spark seemed
to go out of the game towards the end, as the result
seemed inevitable. A strong win to KB, KB 44-30
Korumburra Bena (KB) vs Meeniyan
Dumbalk United (MDU)
Game began very evenly- goal for goal. Strong con-
fidant shooting from both teams, KB coming away with
the narrowest of margins at the first break, KB 7-6
Game continued goal for goal. MDU had changed
the two goalers at the break. An injury to the KB WD
saw her leave the court. The compulsory blood rule saw
another change to the MDU line-up. The game contin-
ued with MDU marginally in front aat the break- a very
tight game! KB 13-14
KB bought players on from the bench. MDU injured
player returned. MDU turned over the ball- scored! KB
fought back. Game even! Strong drives were being made
by the MDU centre. Its GA was shooting very accurately.
The game was set for an exciting final quarter as MDU
took a marginal lead at the change. KB 20- 23.
Very desperate play from both teams in the last
quarter. Neither would give anything away easily!
Missed goals by MDU were rebounded strongly by KB
but it was not able to score goals from the turnovers.
MDU proved too strong and steady in the end.
A fantastic game of netball!
KB 26- 31.
Foster vs Inverloch Kongwak (IK)
IK took an early lead but Foster fought back and
overtook, IK finding it hard to get the ball into the cir-
cle. Foster 12- 7
The difference between the two teams continued to
be its accuracy in the goal circle. IK’s percentage was
below 50 percent, Foster was shooting at about 75 per-
cent. Foster continued to play strong netball, its defend-
ers leaving little room to move in the circle for the IK
shooters. The experienced Foster GA dictated the play
in the Foster shooting circle. Foster 26- 16
Both teams made changes to their line-ups at the
break, Foster from the bench, IK positional. More ac-
curate shooting from the IK goalers and less pressure
defensively from Foster, allowed IK back into the game
within three points. Foster rallied however, and took
Foster 32- 25
Foster made a change from the bench. Both teams
came out strong. IK however, were unable to reduce the
margin, Foster getting late turnovers increasing its lead.
THE Leongatha Cycling Club road sea-
son main fixture events concluded on
Sunday morning with the running of the
McIndoe Cup around the Pound Creek
It was a pretty good morning for racing with
the temperature around 12 degrees and a cool
Several of our Junior members needed the
racing as they will be in action next weekend at
Bendigo in the National Road Titles.
The Senior races were run as scratch races with
just six riders competing for the trophy whilst
there were five starters in the B Grade race.
Both groups started together which proved a
bonus for Brad Bouquet who was a B Grade rider
but managed to go with the A Grade field on the
climb on the first lap.
The A Grade field kept a solid pace up on the
various climbs on the first lap before Austin Tim-
mins and Steve Allen split the field on the second
lap to ride clear and go on to have a two up sprint
at the end.
In the dash to the line Austin grabbed the hon-
ours in a narrow win and almost two minutes up
on the chasers.
Oliver McLean who would normally have
managed to go over the hills had bike trouble and
lost time with a dropped chain – he will need a
better bike mechanic before next weekend at
Third went to Chris Rowe just ahead of Leigh
Stott then Oliver and Kevin Feely.
In the B Grade race, Brad managed to go with
the A Graders right to the finish to have an easy
Chasing behind it was a harder ride but Caul-
field-Carnegie rider David Wereszczuk had good
legs to take the second place ahead of Tony Giles,
Mark Bensley and Damien King.
The C Grade field of Junior riders raced a 20
kilometre handicap around part of the circuit.
The scratch rider was Josh Werzsczuk, with
Tom Fitzgerald on one m inute, Kaleb Jans two
minutes, Zach Stubbs-Tayler three minutes and
Jack Allen on four minutes.
After five kilometres Zach had caught Jack
whilst Tom had caught Kaleb with Josh closing
in as well.
With six kilometres remaining, Zach was still
moving well and had a lead of over two minutes
when they turned into Pound Creek Road with
around six kilometres downhill to the finish.
Zach was not letting go of this victory and
steamed home a clear winner.
Tom Fitzgerald had the better part of Josh in
the battle for the minor places whilst Jack man-
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Missed goals by Foster were rebounded and goals were
scored. Missed goals by IK were rebounded by Foster
and turned into goals. A strong win for Foster in the end.
Foster 46- 38
Dalyston vs Inverloch Kongwak (IK)
Dalyston came out ready to play in the first quarter
taking charge immediately. Dalyston 10- 6.
Dalyston made bench and positional changes, IK
making a change on court. The game continued to be
very physical with lots of contesting body on body, par-
ticularly in both shooting circles. Dalyston was more
accurate in goal increasing its lead by half time.
Changes again from the Dalyston bench. IK playing
desperate netball in an attempt to reduce the margin.
Tipped passes saw IK snatch the ball. The Dalyston
goalers worked well together to gain a better position in
the circle. Great defense by the IK GD gave IK another
turnover reducing the margin to three. Dalyston 34-31
Positional changes from Dalyston again. IK seemed
to take the momentum back after it had its first centre
pass turned over. Two goals the difference. The crowds
went wild! Dalyston refocused; missed goals by IK did
not help. ‘Injury’ times called by IK saw significant
changes to its line-up, unfortunately to no avail. Strong
win to Dalyston in the end. Dalyston 47-37 .
Timmins grabs McIndoe honours
Honours: from left, the Junior event winner was Zach Stubbs-Teylor, A Grade - the McIn-
doe Trophy - was won by Austin Timmins and Brad Bouquet won the B Grade event on
Saturday around the Pound Creek circuit.
aged to stay clear of Kaleb with those riders fin-
ishing fourth and fifth respectively.
The club has some Sunday training rides
scheduled for the next few Sundays prior to a
special sponsored race on September 24 at Poo-
Riders can keep training and hopefully enjoy
the fruits of their training in what is sure to be
a well contested race day. Further out the track
season is due to start on Friday, October 28.
The club wishes Austin, Oliver and Thomas
the best of luck at Bendigo next weekend.
• Leongatha Cycling
On the line: Lanni Pryor, IK’s Wing Attack lunges desperately to claim the ball from her
team mate ahead of Dalyston’s Wing Defender Jessica McRae as tension mounted in the A
Grade netball preliminary final action. Dalyston held on to win and will meet Korumburra
Bena who will be aiming to claim their fourth A Grade premiership in a row.
Game on: Excitement mounted around the netball court and competed with the roars from
the Seniors football match nearby as Inverloch mounted a strong challenge to Dalyston. Da-
lyston held on to win in front of a giant crowd that was in attendance to witness an exciting
game of A Grade preliminary final netball.
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