Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Frenchville Side Crushed

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Frenchville Side Crushed

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Byline: Alan Kennedy Alan.kennedy@capnews.com.au

NETBALL: Frenchville Brumbies' chance of cementing second place on the Rockhampton league's club A-grade ladder was blown away as Colts Divas repelled their challenge to win by nine goals at Jardine Park on Wednesday night.

The Brumbies' chance of winning this important match received a major blow before the game when key defender Keanna Hopkins failed to recover sufficiently from illness to take the court.

During the match, with scores tight, the Brumbies suffered a second major blow when experienced shooter Angela Horn was injured and unable to continue.

Colts Divas captain Carmen Anderson said her team had also been forced into making changes recently.

Dominant defender Danielle Wingard is no longer available for action.

C[pounds sterling]We had to bring in one of the TCC girls,C[yen] Anderson said. C[pounds sterling]She has been playing school girls and A-reserve.C[yen]

Anderson said the player, whom she only knew as Gabbi, had struck up a good combination with teenage Claws star Shanita Smith in the defensive circle.

Despite battling the cool and windy conditions, Anderson said Colts could take several positives from the game.

C[pounds sterling]We flowed down the court like we have at training,C[yen] she said.

However not everything about the Colts performance pleased the team captain.

C[pounds sterling]We need to find consistency before we play a team like Brothers (Crimson),C[yen] she said.

Anderson thinks Colts will get even better in the weeks to come with Sam Briggs set to make a return. C[pounds sterling]It will give us options with personnel and give us more versatility,C[yen] she said.

Shanita Smith was named the Colts Rockhampton Leagues Club player of the day.

Bluebirds Hawks got the win they required over Angels Titans but surprisingly it was a low scoring game.

The Hawks won by 34-18 and Coach Barb Ahmat admitted neither team mastered the difficult conditions. …

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