South’s victory sets up table-topping clash

SOUTH Gawler’s winning run continued on Saturday as it defeated Freeling by 10 goals in Barossa, Light & Gawler senior one netball.

The Lions weren’t at their devastating best from the get-go, and the Redlegs challenged early.

However, South still managed to keep Freeling at bay for the duration of the contest, and hold on to claim its seventh-consecutive victory.

South Gawler coach Tara Gallarello conceded the game wasn’t great for spectators, but she was happy to get the victory regardless.

“It was a bit scrappy, but it was a win, so that’s okay,” she said.

“It wasn’t one of our best games, but we managed to get some girls off (the court and rotate players), which we haven’t been able to do.

“Freeling played really well, they always do against us.”

As has so often been the case for the Lions this season, the usual suspects did the damage.

“Karina Cook, she was really good in goals,” Gallarello said.

“Bec Brading in defence, and Sonja Davey came on at half-time and was the difference in the game.

“Their goal attack played really well, Larissa Molo, and Tayla Meaney was good as well.”

Freeling will have a fortnight off due to the long weekend bye and the club bye, while South Gawler must now prepare for a potential all-time classic against Barossa District.

Both sides are currently sitting inside the top two with perfect, undefeated records.

“Obviously, it’ll be pretty tough, it always is against them,” Gallarello said.

“They beat us quite a few times last year and we’re hoping that we can bring it back to a tight contest again.

“We’re looking forward to it.”

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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