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Pingelly Panthers take on Wagin across three divisions in Narrogin and Districts Netball Association

Rheannon TurtonNarrogin Observer
Pingelly and Wagin's A1 teams.
Camera IconPingelly and Wagin's A1 teams. Credit: Narrogin and Districts Netball Association

Pingelly Panthers hosted Wagin on Saturday with three divisions, clashing in their respective top-of-the-table clashes.

The A3 and A2 games showed why all teams are sitting at the top of their ladders with both games closely fought affairs, however, Pingelly got over the line in both games.

Pingelly 2 defeated Wagin 2 48-37 in A2 while Pingelly 3 defeated Wagin 3, 36-33 in A3.

Pingelly and Wagin's A3 teams.
Camera IconPingelly and Wagin's A3 teams. Credit: Narrogin and Districts Netball Association

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With the A1 game rounding out the day, Pingelly were unable to make it a perfect three out of three for the seniors as Wagin cruised to a 17-goal win.

Pingelly welcomed their newest recruit Deb McBurney to the team after returning to the court following a year-long lay-off, having previously played for Wickepin.

New connections worked well with Leanne Watts and mid-courters, and Pingelly jumped out of the blocks gaining a narrow advantage but Wagin composed themselves and were able to convert their turnovers.

Defensive pressure from both teams made it a low-scoring first quarter but Pingelly held a one-goal advantage.

From there Wagin picked up the pace and played precision netball with Pingelly struggling to match the output.

Fee Pocock was strong in centre and her connection with her shooters, in particular Courtney Webb, was impressive.

In the second quarter Wagin scored 17 goals to eight to open up a margin of eight.

A half-time regroup for Pingelly and a change to the shooting circle saw Katie Macnamara and McBurney team up for the first time.

Pingelly and Wagin's A2 teams.
Camera IconPingelly and Wagin's A2 teams. Credit: Narrogin and Districts Netball Association

The extra height in the circle enabled Pingelly to match it with Wagin and scoring was goal-for-goal.

Heading into the final quarter, Wagin’s hands-on pressure all over the court and key intercepts to Kiana Roser enabled Wagin to take a stranglehold on the game and run out 54-37 winners.

Strong performances in the goal circle earned Webb player of the match accolades with Alex Hodges named Pingelly’s best.

In other A1 matches Williams accounted for Olympics Gold 59-22 and Cuballing proved too strong for Wickepin, winning 54-37.

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