Kapunda ascends ladder

KAPUNDA moved back into top position on the Barossa, Light & Gawler senior one netball table after defeating Freeling by 26 goals on Saturday.
The Bombers celebrated a massive milestone against the Redlegs, with sisters Tab Mackenzie and Penny Chappell both celebrating their 350th games for the club.
Kapunda looked switched on from the start and didn’t hold back, commanding the ball and overpowering Freeling all over the court.
The Redlegs struggled to get going and never, really, looked a chance.
Redlegs’ senior two coach Deb Meaney watched the game unfold.
“It was disappointing really,” she said.
“Everyone played a better second half, it was very similar to last week’s game.
“They let the opposition get the jump on them early.
“I think it was only nine goals to 10 in the last quarter.”
Meaney believes that the Bombers are on par with the competition’s other 2017 powerhouse, Barossa District.
“They were pumped up because of Penny and Tab’s 350th,” she said.
“Right from the warm up, they were focused and good.
“They were really fired up for the game.
“Obviously, it (the margin) was a bit more closer than what Barossa did last week, I think they (Kapunda) are on par with Barossa.”
Freeling will face Willaston after the Zone Championships bye in a must-win clash if it’s to keep its fading season alive.
“It was only three goals last time, we didn’t have Nikki Dowden,” Meaney said.
“I would expect it would be a close contest again.”
Kapunda will make the trip to Barossa District after the bye in a potential grand final preview.

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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