Interesting turn of the netball event, with only a minute in it, the New Stand netball team has retaken the lead from the Born Ready and Shining netball club at Mathibeng sports ground on 29 September 2018.
Despite the nature challenges in the ground, News Stand battled till the final whistle with strong wind to defeat the Born Ready and Shining. It ended with score of 24-20 in favour of New Stand netball club.
According to the New Stand U-15 coach, Juliet Mohlala the game was very challenging. She gave credits opponents coach due to the performance of the team. She confessed that was unlucky for Born Ready and Shining to win the game.
“I am still shocked due to the performance of our opponents, all credits to their coach. It was unlucky for them to lose the game because they were adamant on both defence and centre players,” she said.
She said centre players of opponents tried to pass the ball up the court into circle for the attackers to shoot but her defence denied them the opportunity to score.
She said her team gained lot of experience from the opponents. Juliet said the first half which was fifteen minutes the opponents has intervened lot of their passes.
“In any position in netball height is very important. In this game the opponents utilised height to intercept our ball for quit sometimes. We found ourselves running after the ball for almost half of the game. We realised their weakness, they were running with ball in hand in netball is unacceptable,” she said.
Juliet said they worked tirelessly in the training to settle movement restriction that was faced by some her players. She said her two attackers players assisted the team to win the game.
“We never had an opportunity to make at least ten passes in hand but the little passes we made our attackers converted them to goals. I personally know our attackers very well, if your defence is careless they score,” she said.
She appreciated the presence of the fun walk members as part of the netball teams’ supporters.