Hawks flying high with win | Mininera and District Netball Association

TRANSITION: Jacqui McDougall takes possession against Lismore-Derrinallum on Saturday. Picture: Peter Pickering
TRANSITION: Jacqui McDougall takes possession against Lismore-Derrinallum on Saturday. Picture: Peter Pickering

Tatyoon recorded a comfortable 15-goal win against Lismore-Derrinallum, ending the Demons’ finals chances for 2017.

Hawks’ goal attack Maggie Astbury opened the match with a strong intent. Astbury was hard at the ball and fierce in the contests.

She worked the ball through the middle and down into the circle, running hard so she was also an option in the ring.

Shooting 10 goals from 11 attempts in the first quarter, Astbury ensured her opponent knew she was in for a tough match. Tatyoon opened up a 16-7 goal lead at the first break.

The Hawks led 29 goals to 14 as players headed into the long break.

Tessa Jacob was important for the Demons, both in attack and defence.

She was able to apply pressure all the way down the court.

With more changes during the break, the Demons came out firing and won the quarter in a relatively high-scoring term but the Hawks still led 43 goals to 30 at three quarter time.

Goal keeper Ellie McDougall played a tight, defensive game for the Hawks.

She was able to take some great intercepts and had the Demons trying to force the ball into the ring.

Tatyoon recorded a solid 51-36 goal win and remain in second spot.

Astbury finished with 37 goals to be named the Hawks’ best alongside McDougall.