Bombers pushed by gallant Tigers

KAPUNDA survived a scare in its opening Barossa, Light & Gawler senior one netball match against Nuriootpa, defeating it by three goals at Dutton Park on Saturday.
The Bombers had a quiet pre-season, and went into the match without a trial game.
Kapunda kept Nuriootpa at bay for most of the contest, until the underdogs broke through in the final quarter and took the lead.
However, the Bombers regained composure and pushed through the hot conditions to secure the win.
Kapunda coach Sarah Johnson said while her side was underdone, the Tigers pushed them all the way to the end.
“They took the lead in the last quarter, so credit to our girls to come away with the two points,” she said.
“It was very warm, we haven’t had any trial matches or anything like that.
“For the girls to have their first hit out in 30 degree heat, it was pretty challenging.”
Johnson praised her two youngest players for their defensive efforts.
“Our two youngsters, Darcie Brown and Ella Mickan, were really good for us out of defence,” she said.
The Bombers got through the match injury free, and will now have a bigger challenge against South Gawler this week, while Nuriootpa will host Willaston.
“We’ll have to be a lot more consistent than what we were on Saturday,” Johnson said.
“Let’s hope it’s not going to be the same weather.
“They’re going to be one of the top sides this year, and meeting them second up is going to be a tough challenge for us.”

Jack Hudson


Growing up in Gawler, Jack has taken on a variety of journalistic roles while still studying for his Bachelor of Journalism and Creative Writing degree. He began his career at The Bunyip as a weekend football writer, before taking on roles with The Footy Budget and The Cricket Chronicle and then earning his first part-time gig at the Barossa Herald. Now returning to The Bunyip, Jack also has a keen interest in footy and soccer, as well as a passion for gaming and reading.

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