Eighth victory of Narrogin and Districts Netball Association season moves Wagin into equal top spot

Narrogin Observer
Narrogin and Districts Netball Association.
Camera IconNarrogin and Districts Netball Association. Credit: Laurie Benson

Wagin strengthened their grip on a top-two spot in the Narrogin and Districts Netball Association after a tense three-goal win over Wickepin on Friday night.

The 42-39 victory was Wagin’s eighth victory of the 2021 season and keeps them in the hunt for top spot.

Wagin moved into equal top spot on points as a result and remain two points clear of third place with two rounds remaining.

Wickepin and Wagin always have a challenging encounter on the court in A1, and this round was no different.

Wagin took the lead early but Wickepin’s consistent full-court pressure in defence was their strong point and Wagin only held a two-goal lead at quarter-time.

In the second term, Wagin extended their lead to four goals but both teams struggled to find a run on, taking several passes to get into their shooters.

Wickepin showed some grit and took control in the third stanza and Wagin struggled to get in front of their unrelenting pressure on the ball, with passing and shooting becoming weaker.

Despite this, Wagin remained ahead by a goal going into the last quarter.

Wickepin came out hard and with determination but Wagin’s strength this entire season has been their key.

Their ability to maintain a level head and consistency in the goal circle helped them secure victory.

Courtney Webb and Faith McNab were important in the win, while Danni Astbury was gallant in defeat for Wickepin.

Ladder-leaders Flames were upset by Cuballing, with the latter finishing comfortable 62-49 winners.

Cuballing notched their fifth win of the season and handed Flames their fourth loss.

In the other A1 fixture, Pingelly remain two points outside of the top two after prevailing 66-41 over Williams.

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