Netball league starts

2017-05-23 06:01
Tamslee Martin of Kansas City (right) intercepts the ball ahead of Rose-Anne Martin of Celtics in a Division A match played at the Westridge sport grounds on Saturday. Kansas won 39-21.

Tamslee Martin of Kansas City (right) intercepts the ball ahead of Rose-Anne Martin of Celtics in a Division A match played at the Westridge sport grounds on Saturday. Kansas won 39-21. (Rashied Isaacs)

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Kansas City intensified their approach to defend their league title after convincingly beating fourth placed Celtics 39-21 at the Westridge sport complex on Saturday.

This win took Kansas into second place with Goldhill 1 leading the pack on goal difference in the Mitchell’s Plain netball union’s Premier league. The Mitchell’s Plain team moved the ball around swiftly often catching the opposition off guard and targeting their goal poachers, Celeste Marks and Tamslee Martin.

They were a menace for the Celtic defenders in the goal circle with Martin scoring 28 goals from 32 attempts and Marks varying her positional play.

Celtics fought back gallantly but could not stop the onslaught of the defending ­champions.

The Heideveld team seldom varied their game plan and it was clear they would use their lanky goal attacker Nadine Gelderboem as their key in the first two quarters of the game, but she soon found her movement limited in the goal area with special attention from goal keeper Roxanne Ohlson and goal defender Kezia Dulvie of Kansas.

This compounded the efforts of Celtic to close the scoring gap in the game and they found themselves 24-13 behind at the end of the 3rd quarter.

Levern Pietersen of Celtics was forced to take over the goal shooting duties with Gelderboem occupied, but her contribution of 7 goals did little as Kansas intensified their game plan by adding 15 goals in the last quarter of the game.

“A physical game but the girls pulled it through and I am hoping to win the league title again seeing that we celebrating our 40th anniversary at the club this year,” says coach Naziem Dulvie.


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