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Horsham District netball| Round 11: Laharum in second spot

Laharum's Courtney Guy looks to make a pass during last year's preliminary final against Edenhope-Apsley. The Demons and Saints will meet again on Saturday. Picture: WILLAMY IMAGES

Laharum’s Courtney Guy looks to make a pass during last year’s preliminary final against Edenhope-Apsley. The Demons and Saints will meet again on Saturday. Picture: WILLAMY IMAGES

By SARAH SCULLY
Laharum has jumped to second spot on Horsham District Football Netball League’s A Grade ladder after holding off Noradjuha-Quantong in a thriller on Saturday.
The Demons trailed by a goal at three-quarter time but did enough in a nail-biting final term to secure a two-goal win, 41-39.
Goal attack Nikki Ervin and centre Alysha Liston were judged Laharum’s most valuable players, while the Bombers were again best served by defenders Yolly Francis and Carly Creek.
The Demons’ triumph sees the Bombers relegated to third place.
With six rounds of the home-and-away season remaining, Laharum and Noradjuha-Quantong will both be out to secure second spot, particularly with the top two teams to earn a week off before finals.
Both teams face challenges on Saturday, with Noradjuha-Quantong taking on ladder-leader Harrow-Balmoral and Laharum facing off against an Edenhope-Apsley outfit that overcame higher-ranked Natimuk United at the weekend. The Saints led at each change against the reigning premier, with midcourter Teagan Lang and goal attack Sarah Jude leading the side to a nine-goal victory.
The Ewes are hurting from the loss of key defender Jo Taylor for the rest of the season, however, fellow defender Casey Vanstan stepped up in Taylor’s absence to earn best-on-court honours.
Midcourter Cheryl Sudholz also produced a strong performance.
The Saints are sitting sixth and will look to rise up the ladder in the lead-up to finals.
Whether they can do so this week will be interesting to see, with an on-song Laharum determined not to drop any games.
If young-gun Edenhope-Aspley shooter Sacha McDonald is available she should enjoy a tough tussle with Demons defender Ema Iredell.
Key clash
The Bombers will welcome back defender Brooke Pay for their clash against the Roos.
Pay’s inclusion will provide her team with more height in the ring, freeing up Creek to be another option in the midcourt.
It should be another thrilling game for Noradjuha-Quantong, although it will certainly have its work cut out for it against this year’s benchmark side.
The Roos are coming off a bye, but dismantled Rupanyup by 54 goals the previous round.
The match is likely to come down to Harrow-Balmoral’s defensive pressure, courtesy of dynamic duo Ebonie Salter and Megan Russell, who are likely to be too strong for Bombers shooters Sharon Fedke and Sammi Avery.

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Posted on Jun 29 2016

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