Two out of three ain’t bad

Brodie Smith, Peri Stewart and Krista Tomlinson representing Outer East against Bendigo FNL.

 Representative netball was played on 18 May and Outer East Netball travelled to Queen Elizabeth Oval in Bendigo to take on the Bendigo FNL.

Olinda Ferny Creek was well represented in open netball with young defender Brodie Smith, goal shooter Peri Stewart and centre Krista Tomlinson all selected, with Tomlinson appointed captain.

The Outer East side came up against a very strong and determined Bendigo outfit and was outplayed throughout the game, eventually going down by 15 goals.

Local competition returned on 25 May and the day started with Olinda Ferny Creek’s 17 and under side taking on the top-of-the-table Rythdale-Officer-Cardinia at Officer Recreation Reserve.

The girls battled hard but were made to pay the price for too many turnovers by a very talented opponent, with ROC eventually running out victorious by 42 goals, 54 to 12.

Charlotte McGrath, Keely Butler and Kate Mikulandra were among the best players for Olinda Ferny Creek.

The action continued at Olinda Recreation Reserve when D-grade took on Berwick Springs.

The Swannies jumped out to an 11-goal lead at quarter time but Berwick Springs hit back hard and by three quarter time had narrowed the lead to a single goal.

Olinda Ferny Creek steadied in the last quarter and eventually ran out four-goal victors, 25 to 21.

Maddy Smith, Sarah Seddon and Michelle Tomlinson were best players for the Swannies.

C-grade had a strong four-quarter performance against Berwick Springs, despite losing goal shooter Kisten Andrich early in the game.

The Swannies won every quarter to record a 25-goal victory, 43 to 18.

Caz Bates, Molly Rogers and Sera Long all had good games.

B and A Grade both had the week off with byes in their fixtures.

This coming Saturday, Olinda Ferny Creek will travel to Holm Park Reserve in Beaconsfield in what will be five great games of netball against Beaconsfield starting at 10.30am.