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Horsham District netball| Round four: Southern Mallee Giants out to be a contender

Laharum's Ema Iredell in action last year. Iredell will be a key player in Saturday's match against Southern Mallee Giants.

Laharum’s Ema Iredell in action last year. Iredell will be a key player in Saturday’s match against Southern Mallee Giants.

Just how big a threat are the Southern Mallee Giants to the Horsham District league A Grade competition?
Netball followers will gain more of an insight on Saturday when the former Mallee league outfit takes on last year’s grand finalist, Laharum.
The Giants are undefeated following matches against Rupanyup, Pimpinio and Edenhope-Apsley. The Saints provided their biggest test to date at the weekend in a match that went down to the wire.
The Giants got off to a stellar start, shooting 16 goals to the Saints’ eight, and still held a six-goal lead at half time. But the Saints refused to concede, narrowing the deficit to two goals by the last break to set up a thrilling final quarter.
The Giants escaped with a one-goal win and will be keen for a strong four-quarter performance against the Demons.
Midcourter Emma Uebergang and Amy Walder, 21 goals, were the Giants’ standouts and will be key players in Saturday’s clash against Laharum, which is coming off a bye.
The Demons enjoyed a strong victory against Kalkee in round one before falling short of an improved Harrow-Balmoral the following week.
They will be keen to dispatch a team in the top five and a win against the Giants will provide a confidence boost for a side looking to return to form at the end of last season.
The Giants defenders will need to shut down Demons coach Caitlin Story and Nikki Ervin, who are combining well in the ring.
Likewise, Laharum’s defenders Ema Iredell and Erin Mellington will need to be on top of their game against the Giants’ versatile shooting line-up.
This match could come down to a shoot-out and the tussle will no doubt provide an interesting spectacle for onlookers.
If the Giants beat Laharum, they will stamp themselves as a genuine contender this year.
Speaking of contenders, Harrow-Balmoral put on a brilliant display against Natimuk United on Monday night.

For full story, see the April 27, 2016 edition of The Weekly Advertiser.

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