Four wins from six for Grubber juniors

Ocean Grove''s Under 19 side. (Mark Heenan Media) 182267

By Emma Badrock

Round 13 vs Portarlington

The windy conditions made it hard for all teams to put out a good game but Ocean Grove still managed to win four out of six games.

13/1 – Ocean Grove 6 def by Portarlington 21

It was a really tough game for the Ocean Grove U13s as they took on the top of the ladder Portarlington. There were some good pieces of play by Grove but  Port were just too strong and took control of the game.

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13/2 – Ocean Grove 16 def Portarlington 4

It was a great game by the U13/2s as they braved it out in the freezing morning conditions. They were able to keep Portarlington to a steady one goal per quarter while converting their turnovers into goals down the other end. The game was in their hands today and they deserved a good win.

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15/1 – Ocean Grove 23 def Portarlington 14

It was a close first quarter and Portarlington continued to play well, pressuring Ocean Grove right up until three-quarter time. Grove managed to pick it up in the last quarter and  finally gained that convincing margin over their opponents. It was a good effort despite some poor passes in the strong wind.

Best: Charli Duckett, Amelia Cunningham, Emma Badrock

15/2 – Ocean Grove 23 def Portarlington 5

It was a convincing win for the U15 Division 2 team this week. The first quarter was quite slow, with a lot of going back and forth but Grove picked it up after that and continued to grow their lead. It was very much a defenders game in the early morning cold and windy conditions.

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17/1 – Ocean Grove 37 def Portarlington 9

It was another easy win for the U17 Grubbers this week. After a slow start, they really warmed themselves up and were able to start converting more of their possessions into goals. There were some good section of play from all areas of the court.

Best: Nikita Page, Elli Campbell, Keely Reid

17/2 – Ocean Grove 12 def by Portarlington 19

Unfortunately the U17/2s couldn’t quite get it done. Portarlington opened strongly and got an early jump on Ocean Grove, which made it tough to launch a fightback. Despite some good efforts and a particularly strong third quarter, the Grubbers ended up going down by seven.

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Round 12 vs Anglesea

A clean sweep for the Ocean Grove junior netball teams, taking out all of their games against Anglesea and also a win against Drysdale in the U15/2s.

13/1 – Ocean Grove 22 def Anglesea 10

It was great to see the U13/1s get a win under their belt over their opponents of Anglesea. Both teams came out strong in the first quarter and gave everything they had, with scores remaining level at half time. Ocean Grove stepped it up after that and it became their game, with Anglesea struggling to keep up.

Best: Chloe Jeffrey

13/2 – Ocean Grove 39 def Anglesea 2

Ocean Grove came out firing, scoring 10 to Anglesea’s nil in the first quarter. The game stayed within their control as they went on to continue their lead, only allowing their opponents to score two goals.

Best: Georgie Connolly, Marnea Tot, Ella McGlynn.

15/1 – Ocean grove 42 def Anglesea 8

After a slow start in the first quarter, Ocean Grove got themselves together and and went on to take out the win very easily. Despite some good attempts fro their defensive end, Anglesea just weren’t up to Ocean Grove’s standards.

Best: Annabelle Soppitt, Jordan Coad, Charli Duckett.

15/2 – Ocean Grove 36 def Drysdale 2

It was a really strong effort by Ocean Grove in the U15/2s. As the game went on, Grove’s score continued to increase while Drysdale’s remained the same from quarter time right through until the end. It was a fantastic combined effort from all players in the team.

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17/1 – Ocean Grove 41 def Anglesea 11

The U17s racked up another win, remaining undefeated and on top of the ladder. Anglesea tried but Grove just dominated all areas of the court. They went on to win by a convincing 30 points.

Best: Jessie Allen, Sharni Thebes, Nikita Page.


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