Winter Roster preview

13 & Under Division 3 Preview

The first match of the 5:00pm timeslot will see Cripps Waratah Black challenge St Lukes Health Karana on court 5. Cripps Black are currently sitting in first place and will be looking for a win to boost their confidence coming into finals. Jessica Hampson, Ashleigh Kingston and Isabelle Hogget will be key components of Cripps’ movement down the court. However, Karana will not give up the win easily with Imogen Probert, Lucy Reid and Mackenzie Smith in the circle. They will be challenged by Cripps’ strong defensive circle but have the accuracy to shoot through the pressure.

Again at 5:00pm, Court 6 will see third place Cooper Automotive Kilburn Blue come up against forth placed MMiB Palena Panther Yellow in what is set to be the match of the round. Coming off a bye, Kilburn Blue will be hoping to come back after their loss to ladder leader Cripps Black in round 18. Palena’s defense line of Samantha Ogg and Alanna McKay play a vital role on the court tonight in what is a must-win game for the Panthers if they want to hold on to 4th place.

On court 7 at 5:00pm Glendon Kingston Aqua will take on MMiB Palena Black. Fifth placed Kingston Aqua had a strong start to the season with some big wins. However, more recent rounds have proven a challenge. Palena Black face a major hurdle this week with only 2 wins to their name this season.
Kingston’s strong defense line up of Yvette Ambrose, Nadene Adler and Niamh Morley is likely to cause problems for Palena galies Matilda Waddington and Stella Wynwood.

Accurate shooting from Kingston’s Grace Main in Round 19 with the support of Paige McGinniss gave them a confidence boost leading into this last roster game, which they must win and hope Palena Yellow lose if they wish to make finals.
The final game of the 5:00pm timeslot will be played on Court 8 when Glendon Kingston Green come up against AYC Co-op Toyota Prado in what is sure to be another tight match up. AYC Centre court players Lilly Turner and Paige Witzerman will face a major hurdle in overcoming the speed of Kingston’s Rebekah Boonsta and Isobel Sykes-Garland. This will be a match to watch!

Victory for AYC would give them an outside chance of making the top 4 and playing finals, but they need other results to fall their way.

Lastly, at 8:40am on Saturday Cripps Waratah Blue will take on Kilburn White in the last match for 2018 for both teams. Kilburn have had a consistent season, winning half their games including beating 2nd placed Kingston Green, while Cripps Waratah have struggled to put goals on the board, a situation they will hope to remedy.

Bendigo Bank South East Suns have the bye this week.