Powerful third term sets up Flames first win in Narrogin and Districts Netball Association A1 competition

Nan Steer and Fiona KirbyNarrogin Observer
Flames’ Amelia Sherry looks for options as Olympics’ Lee Conlan defends.
Camera IconFlames’ Amelia Sherry looks for options as Olympics’ Lee Conlan defends. Credit: Emma Taylor

Flames 1 produced a terrific third term to set up their first win of the season in the Narrogin and Districts Netball Association A1 competition, prevailing by 15 goals on Saturday afternoon.

Up against Olympics Gold, who had one win from their first four matches, the young Flames side began strongly in the opening term to lead by four goals.

Olympics’ Jaelyn Raneri shoots over Flames’ Jess Daniels.
Camera IconOlympics’ Jaelyn Raneri shoots over Flames’ Jess Daniels. Credit: Emma Taylor

Olympics defenders Sarah Overington and Ellen Smith worked hard to shut down Flames shooters Chelsea Mulcahy and Abbey Wilson, but their shooting combination was too strong despite a few misses collectively.

The margin was reduced in the second quarter as Olympics pair Ashtyn Steer and Tanya Hart helped their side outscore Flames by one goal.

Olympics’ Jaelyn Raneri passes to teammate Briana McWhirter.
Camera IconOlympics’ Jaelyn Raneri passes to teammate Briana McWhirter. Credit: Emma Taylor

Flames defender Jess Daniels contested the ball strongly on a number of occasions, which led to successful conversions at the other end by her teammates.

Fast ball movement from both sides made for a skilful and exciting second half but Flames did the damage in the attacking circle as they extended their advantage to 11 goals by three-quarter-time.

Flames’ Jess Daniels impressed in the win.
Camera IconFlames’ Jess Daniels impressed in the win. Credit: Emma Taylor

The Olympics combination of Steer and Hart worked well again in the fourth term against continual pressure by Flames duo Daniels and Tayla Curtis but the accuracy of the Flames shooters guided them to victory, 59-44.

In the other A1 game, Pingelly 1 cruised to their fourth win of the season after downing Williams 1 by 12 goals.

The 67-55 result pushed Pingelly one point clear on top of the table after five rounds.

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