Horsham District Football and Netball League round two preview

MAESTRO: Emma Uebergang will be a key player for the Southern Mallee Giants when the team comes up against Noradjuha-Quantong. Picture: OLIVIA PAGE

MAESTRO: Emma Uebergang will be a key player for the Southern Mallee Giants when the team comes up against Noradjuha-Quantong. Picture: OLIVIA PAGE

IT’S round two of the Horsham District Football and Netball League after a refreshing Easter break. 

Netball sides are raring to go after having a somewhat disjointed opening two rounds to the 2017 season. 

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Here’s all you need to know about the upcoming fixtures on Saturday: 

Southern Mallee Giants v Noradjuha-Quantong

THIS contest has the potential to be the main event of the round. 

Both sides are coming off good victories away from home. 

The Bombers were missing three key players in the opening fixture but still won comfortably against an ever-present Edenhope-Apsley. 

One player missing was joint-coach Yolanda Francis, who is eager to get onto the court for her first game of the season. 

“I can’t wait,” she said. 

“The girls that stepped up last week did fantastic but this round we will have our more settled side. 

“We will have a little more stability.” 

New Giants coach Kelly Grey will be eager to take to the Beulah courts and said her side was confident heading into the game.

“We all feel pretty good,” she said. 

“We had a break for Easter and on trained Thursday this week.” 

Grey is wary of sharp shooter Sharon Fedke. 

“We have heard their defenders are also very good,” she said. 

Francis said she hoped new recruit Ash Ryan had another good game. 

Rupanyup v Taylors Lake

TWO sides that lost in round one will be eager to taste victory in round two of the competition. 

The Lakers lost by just one point to the Swifts in the opening fixture while the Panthers couldn’t seem to get any rhythm in its play when it lost to Natimuk United. 

It will be end-to-end stuff in this contest. 

Kalkee v Edenhope-Apsley

A YOUNG Kalkee side is coming into this contest after being hammered by reigning premier Harrow-Balmoral. 

The rest will have done the side a world of good. 

The Saints came close in round one after a valiant effort against Noradjuha-Quantong.

Now, they have a chance to show the league exactly what it has to offer. 

Swifts v Laharum 

A DEFINING third quarter for the Swifts got the side over the line against the Lakers in round one. 

The side will be aiming to cause an upset when it hosts the Mountain Maids on Saturday but the travelling side proved its strength with a 44-point win against Pimpinio two weeks ago.

Natimuk United v Jeparit-Rainbow

THIS will be a test for the ages for the Storm. 

It is a side that has tirelessly worked in pre-season to be a competitive team for 2017. 

It will come up against the Ewes, who had a comfortable victory in round one. 

Pimpinio v Harrow-Balmoral

THE reigning premiers look as strong as ever and it doesn’t seem like, even at this early stage, anything could get in its way. 

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