Netball returned to the Taward St courts on Saturday with four fixtures played in the premier grade from 12pm on-wards.
St Kevin’s College began proceedings as the A side bettered the B team 29-15 in the day’s curtain-raiser.
SKC coach Athena Evans praised the players’ efforts but said shooting let both sides down.
“I thought both teams played well,” she said.
“The As had a good start and a lot of defensive ball, but the Bs won the second quarter which was good after losing the first.
“Both teams played well defensively, but shooting let them down a bit.”
Athletic notched a 32-24 victory over Excelsior in game two.
Blues president Vanessa Pearce said it may take time for her side to come together due to the influx of new players but took positives from the encounter.
“It was just how we though it would go. We haven’t really practised a lot and it’ll take time for the team to gel with the amount of new payers, but there were phases that were good,” she said.
It was a mixed bag of results for Valley’s two premier sides with Gold downing WGHS Wildfire 46-24 while WGHS Lightning Strike proved too strong for Valley Silver for a 24-11 victory.
Valley coach Rihi Salter said she was pleased with both Valley teams’ displays with Silver stepping up to the higher grade for the first time this year.
“I’m really happy with both Valley teams’ performances,” she said.
“It was the first hit out in that higher grade for Valley Silver and the difference was the shooting. We’re getting plenty of ball to be competitive and it was a nice tight performance from Valley Gold.”
Next Saturday’s Division 1.1 Fixtures:
Symes Building Excelsior vs WGHS Lightning Strike, 12pm.
WGHS Wildfire vs Valley Silver, 1pm.
SKC Snr B v Valley Gold, 2pm.
Athletic Liquorland vs SKC Snr A 3pm.
By JAMES FORD
PHOTO: JAMES FORD – Jennifer O’Connell (right) looks to black Sarah Duncan of Valley Silver on Saturday.