South dominates Tanunda

SOUTH Gawler is now within reach of the top two after it defeated Tanunda by 32 goals in Barossa, Light & Gawler senior one netball on Saturday.
The Lions weren’t at their dominating best from the start of the game, but still took a five-goal lead into quarter-time.
The second term was when the Lions showed what they can do, with Karina Cook and Kate Platten having a day out in goals.
The Lions led by 15 at half-time before Cook and Platten showed their individual talents, with Cook netting 14 goals and Platten nine in the third term.
The Magpies faced a 28-goal deficit at three-quarter-time, but improved their performance in the final term to avoid a bigger defeat.
South coach Tara Gallarello said her team still has room for improvement.
“Our first quarter wasn’t super, but I felt we were always in control of the game,” she said.
“We got some court time into Kayla Schulz, I was happy to come away with the win.”
With South now just outside the top two, Gallarello’s focus remains on what her girls need to do in the coming weeks.
“At the same time we need to worry about our games that we have to win,” she said.
“I feel like we’re playing good netball and we’re stronger than the first round.
“We’ve got two weeks off, which is kind of bad, but kind of good.
“Barossa have only lost the one game, we’ve only lost two, Kapunda only lost two.
“The top four is so close, with Ango and Willaston knocking on the door.”
Gallarello praised her stars for their performances.
“Kate Platten had another really good game in goals, last week she was in defence,” she said.
“Karina Cook was awesome.
“Kim Thomson, she was really strong in defence; a big part of her game was picking up the loose interceptions.”

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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