MATCH REVIEW – by Ella Angarane
The Breakers faced another week of wild weather but fortunately played at home with the Dalyston ground in great condition. Against the strong wind in the first quarter the Breakers fought hard to keep the Sharks to just 3 points. A great passage of play which saw Sophie Bolding and Jess Bolding combine to run and carry the ball down the wing led to one of the few Breakers forward entries for the quarter. Kelly O’Neill in her 50th game got the first goal on the board for the home team with the Breakers going into the first break with a narrow 1.0-6 to 0.3-3 lead.
Aided by the wind in the second, the home side had most of play and found plenty of opportunities around goal however despite 6 scoring shots could only add one major through Grace McRae who was strong through the middle in her first game with the Breakers.
Both teams battled through the third quarter with Imogen Bradford and Sunday Brisbane finding plenty of the ball through the middle. Good movement in the forward line saw the Breakers have a number of forward entries but the netball court end proved impossible to score from all game. The Sharks scored their only goal for the game with Chelsea Connell once again leading a strong defensive unit which limited the Sharks opportunities.
There was a lot to celebrate in the last quarter with the Breakers finally able to impact the scoreboard including first goals to youngsters Par Sriprajong, Imogen Price and Imogen Bradford. Jen Pomphrey used her strength well around the contests and showed some versatility with a stint in the ruck. Kelly O’Neill added two to her tally finishing her milestone game with three goals in another dominant performance.
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