Sport

Strathmerton sneak home and claim a hard-fought win

By Cobram Courier

A-grade

Strathmerton 41 d Berrigan 37

It was a stellar game where the girls fought hard and made the most of every opportunity they were given.

Britt Brunskill and Claire Walker came on hard in defence to keep the Berrigan shooters at bay, while Hope Lindhe, with her strong drives and great back-up, completed the power trio in the defensive end.

This contributed to multiple turnovers, which the shooters confidently looked after. Strathmerton came home with a well-deserved, hard-fought win.

Also a massive thanks to Walker and Caitlin Hill for stepping up and helping out when the girls needed it.

Awards: Claire Walker (Strathy Railway Hotel); Hope Lindhe (Supreme Meats); Caitlin Hill (Intersport Wingates).

B-grade

Strathmerton 39 lt Berrigan 32

Strathy had a solid start last week with some great ball and team work across the court.

The B-grade girls went in to the second half with two goals up their sleeve, but a strong performance from Berrigan saw the side slip behind, losing by five.

A huge congratulations to the girls for a tight four quarters and playing hard until the final whistle. There were some great passages of play and the girls are growing as a team each week.

Awards: Joy Maher (Strathy Railway Hotel); Jess Bailey (Strathy Cafe).

C-grade

Strathmerton 80 lt Berrigan 7

Although the scoreboard did not show what the girls wanted to, they fought until the end.

Going up against a strong Berrigan side the girls knew they had a big game ahead of them.

With a few changes to the side last week, it took a quarter for everyone to adjust, but the girls managed to settle the play and showed improvement with strong drives to the ball.

Keep up the good work and continue to put 100 per cent in each week.

Awards: Aimee Fletcher (Strathy Pub); Chloe Wells (Intersport Wingates).

C-reserve

Strathmerton 21 d Berrigan 13

It was a tough game, Berrigan made a great opposition and the girls had to work hard to achieve their win.

The first three quarters were neck and neck, however, in the final quarter Strathmerton fought that little bit harder and eventually came away with the win.

Awards: Sienna Bate (Strathy Hotel); Shelly Shannon (Strathy Cafe); Shayla Crowe (Subway).

Under-17

No game.

Under-15

Strathmerton drew with Berrigan

With the coach away and coming off a loss from round three, the girls were eager to get another win.

Down by seven at half-time, a few changes were made and words of encouragement given from the fill-in coach and the girls were pumped for the second half.

Claudia Ross did everything right playing in an unfamiliar position, feeding into the goalers patiently. The girls fought hard to be only two down going into the final quarter.

The defenders worked excellent together, turning the ball over when they could to come away with a draw.

The girls did everything asked and the effort they are putting in at training is showing. Great work.

Awards: Claudia Ross (Strathy Cafe); Kiera Henderson (Subway).

Under-13

Strathmerton 18 d Berrigan 11

What a great win the girls had with everyone giving their very best effort. Everyone is very happy with the effort the under-13 girls, who all give at game day and training, keep up the good work.

Awards: Mackenzie Durhing (Strathy Cafe); Sienna Ross (Subway); Amy Wyatt (Strathy Cafe).

Minis

The mini midgets came up against a very slick Berrigan team on Saturday. It was very hard for Strathmerton to get past Berrigan’s defence, but the players kept trying hard all game.

The encouragement and support shown to each other by all team members was brilliant, good effort girls.

Awards: Brylie Barnes, Ayla Linde, Paiton Coghill and Eva Laidlaw (Strathy Cafe).