Dogs on song

BAROSSA District has started its Barossa, Light & Gawler senior one netball campaign with a 17-goal victory over a gallant Freeling on Saturday afternoon.
The Bulldogs were without their premiership coach, Roz Fraser, who is volunteering at the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, with Kat Frederick taking charge of the team in her absence.
The Redlegs threw everything at the Bulldogs at the start of the game, and scores were level at 13-all at quarter-time.
However, Barossa ran away with the match in the second term, asserting its dominance to head into the main break 14 goals up.
Despite the Redlegs cutting the lead back to nine at the final change, the quality of the reigning premiers was too much, as they outscored their opponent 18 goals to 10 in the final stanza.
Even though her side didn’t get the two premiership points, Freeling coach Deb Meaney was delighted with how her charges performed.
“I was extremely happy with the girls’ performance against the reigning premiers,” she said.
“Only one quarter of netball let us down.”
Meaney praised a couple of her players for their standout efforts.
“Rachael Maynard and Larissa Molo were our best players,” she said.
The Redlegs take on Tanunda this weekend, while Barossa District will have two weeks off due to the bye in round two and the split round in round three.
“Tanunda is always a super competitive side, so we won’t be taking them lightly,” Meaney said.
“We will be trying some different combinations again this week.”

Jack Hudson

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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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