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School Sport: Marshalls Park sink Sanders

PUBLISHED: 08:21 25 January 2016 | UPDATED: 08:22 25 January 2016

Marshalls Park's netball squad face the camera

Marshalls Park's netball squad face the camera

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Derby delight for netball squad

Marshalls Park A came out on top against Sanders School after a well-contested netball match.

Both teams attacked hard and Sanders showed good strength with a dominant goal attack, but Marshalls goal defence Lilly Hadrava showed athleticism similar to England’s Sasha Corbin and used her height and quick reactions to intercept several passes.

Ball after ball were fed through to the Marshalls attack and new recruits Megan Mills and Amy Bundy worked well alongside seasoned centre Megan Searle to create numerous opportunities for shooting pair Ellie Cunningham and Yasmin Parkes who scored an impressive amount in quick succession.

Sanders didn’t give up, showing a fantastic team spirit and some feisty play to keep Marshalls Park on their toes.

Park experimented with some different combinations in the final quarter, with players used out of their regular positions, but coach Miss Whitley commended the girls on their effort and welcomed the new players to the team after circumstances prevented two regulars from playing.

“It is important to have a squad, where players are comfortable playing a range of positions and our 12-5 win showed a tenacious effort from all,” said Whitley.

Captain Searle led by example to take the player of the match award, showing outstanding effort and mentality throughout to lead her team to a comfortable win.

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