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Hunter Netball: Metro girls taste success on court

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A barnstorming finish set up Hunter Netball’s second triumph in the Netball NSW DOOLEYS Metro League this week.

The Lexi Unicomb-coached outfit trailed early in its showdown with Inner West, however prevailed to the tune of 44-36.

The hosts led 14-12 at the end of the first quarter.

But, Hunter Netball then outscored its rivals 32-22 over the next three terms.

By half-time, the visitors had hit the front 25-20, before extending that margin to 35-27, thanks to a 10-goal period.

Unicomb said the entire team should be proud of its display.

“There were a lot of positives to take from Monday night’s encounter,” she stated.

“Again, all players stepped up to get us over the line.

“We stuck to our game plan… we were able to achieve the goal we set for ourselves.

“So, we’ll put all those positives into training and continue to build on the remaining matches.

“We will set ourselves new goals and push hard to achieve them.

“A big shout out to our training partners, who continue to support the girls on and off the court, cheering us on.”

Hunter Netball now has the opportunity to secure back-to-back victories for the first time in 2023 when it meets seventh-placed Ku-ring-gai at Netball Central, in Homebush, on Monday 24 July.

Although it will be a tough assignment, after the Sydneysiders pushed competition frontrunners Camden & District all the way, 43-41, in round 13.

However, Unicomb is bound to have her chargers primed for a big effort.

Netball NSW DOOLEYS Metro League

Round 13 results:

  • Hunter Netball d Inner West 44-36
  • Manly Warringah drew with Randwick 47-all
  • Liverpool City d St George District 55-47
  • Camden & District d Ku-ring-gai 43-41
  • Northern Suburbs d Blacktown City 54-42

Round 14 draw:

(Monday 24 July)

  • 8.30pm: court 1, Randwick v Northern Suburbs
  • 8.30pm: court 2, Hunter Netball v Ku-ring-gai
  • 8.30pm: court 3, Camden & District v Liverpool City
  • 8.30pm: court 5, St George District v Manly Warringah
  • 8.30pm: show court, Inner West v Blacktown City
  • Ladder: 1 Camden & District 23 (132.49%), 2 Randwick 21 points (136.07%), 3 Manly Warringah 17 (111.54%), 4 Northern Suburbs 16 (113.30%), 5 Liverpool City 14 (109.15%), 6 St George District 14 (103.07%), 7 Ku-ring-gai 11 (92.96%), 8 Blacktown City 7 (82.46%), 9 Hunter Netball 5 (78.74%), 10 Inner West 2 (59.31%)

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