19 Jul 2021
Comets Orbit To Land The Victory In Pingelly
By Ash Ramos
Netball WA

Round 12 of the Gold Industry Group West Australian Netball League took Curtin Hamersley Comets and Southside Demons to the new Pingelly Rec Centre on Sunday courtesy of the State Government’s Country Sport Enrichment Scheme.

It was a game of fifth on the ladder versus sixth and after a surprise comeback from Demons and a great performance by Comets, with both sides bringing on younger players that made an impact to the game, Comets claimed the victory 48-46 and will face Western Roar next Friday night in Round 13.

From the opening whistle Comets had the advantage with first centre and found themselves on the scoreboard early. It took Demons some time to join the opposition on the scoreboard as the first few shots at goal went missed. Once Demons had settled into the game, they recognised the play and forced Comets out wide as players went boxed in mid court. The implementation of side court play saw a stunning and well-earned intercept from Demons goal defender Chanel Gomes. This left Comets with having to reset by feeding the ball to the top of the circle through to Centre, Lindal Rhode, into the hands of Comets’ shooters who found the net.

Whilst Demons were playing quickly off the transverse line, it worked in favour to GS, Meg Gallager, who worked a front hold to receive the feed and score the first of her many goals throughout the game. Gallager found her rhythm as she became more confident on the shot as the game progressed which was dangerous news for her defenders. Comets found themselves one on one with defenders standing still at the transverse line however this did not stop wing defender, Georgia Morgan, as she made several intercepts during this first quarter. Rising star shooter, Aitaua Enari, made her way onto the court and opened with a goal making an impact straight away for Comets. Moments later, the goal shooter found herself pushed to the ground however retaliated to silence her defenders as she put a dent into the scoreboard off the contact call.

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