Under 13s — United 31 def. Shepp East 1
With a fresh start to the morning the girls came out strong.
United were trialled in different positions and kept their defence strong.
Awards: Gabbey Beveridge (ATS), Abby Larkin (De Trazani), Delaney Laffy (Petstock) and Chase Day (McDonald’s).
Under 15s — United 40 def. Shepp East 7
What a strong, positive start to the game.
The girls were hungry for the ball and put up good defensive pressure all over the court.
Strong rebounding and ‘hands over’ pressure provided the girls in the goaling end with plenty of scoring opportunities.
Awards: Charli Greiner (Paramount), Jaymi Clancy (Charcoal Chicken) and Georgia Davidson (ATS).
Under 17s — United 30 def. Shepp East 16
United started slow taking a bit to get going against Shepp East.
United adjusted well to the changes being made and settled to take the win.
Awards: Gemma Godfrey (Subway), Ebony Wagner (Petstock), Georgia Maiden (KFC) and Phoebe Poole (Paramount).
C-Res — United 62 def. Shepp East 20
Using our full team of nine players and utilising the versatility of each player, everyone stepped up to play their position.
The girls had a convincing win with a few things to work on over the next few weeks.
Awards: Dakota Leitch (Candle Scents) and Jordan Edwards (Roma).
C Grade — United 51 def. Shepp East 24
United put up four quarters of consistent netball.
With Caity Lourey accurate in goals, the defenders stayed strong, keeping the goalers at bay.
Awards: Caity Lourey (Echuca Workers) and Brooke Dedini (Savoury Bite).
B Grade — United 47 def. Shepp East 27
An awesome four quarter performance girls where we reached our goals in every term.
Excellent defensive pressure was a highlight of the match.
Awards: Hannah Poole (Candle Scents) and Gaby Murray (Roma).
U14s — Echuca United 18.10 (128) d Shepparton East 2.2 (14)
This week we travelled to the nest of Shepp East.
With feathers set to fly the boys got off to a great start with Max Childs back in the middle and with Ollie Poole flying on the wing the boys were up and about.
The guys down back again done everything asked of them with Tyson Hay giving run forward feeding the likes of Ryan Stobaus (2 goals) Bodhi Chique (3 goals) and the lost back man Max Collins (5 goals).
With the Shepp East boys battling hard our boys where up to the challenge with solid contributions from Jarryd Taylor, Matt Harris, Rylan Johnson, Fayte Belmont Wickliffe and Dylan Purbrick.
Another great team effort.
Goals: Max Collins (5), Bodhi Chique, Matt Harris (3) Ryan Stobaus, Jarryd Taylor (2)
Jaxson Bishop, Dylan Purbrick, Colby Campbell (1).
Awards: Jaxon Bishop (Paramount), Ollie Poole (Charcoal Chicken), Rylan Johnson (Roma Pizza), Matt Harris (Petstock), Bodhi Chique (Subway), Max Collins (Subway), Tyson Hay (Evans Shoes).
U17s — Echuca United 5.10 (40) d Shepp East 5.3 (33)
Round nine for the United under 17 was going to be tough with an undermanned squad due to injury, sickness and players moving up to the senior ranks.
Shepp East had the wind in the first and capitalised going to 20 point lead in the first with the United side scoreless.
Inaccuracy hurt the Eagles in the second kicking one goal and five minors, but the tide was turning.
Eli Spears was brought into the ruck with Jordan Dalziel moved to full forward to provide another option along side Darcy Ramage.
Liam Depace provided the bigger body in and around the ball and lifted his intensity.
The two Toms, Tom Allitt and Tom Holmes started getting their hands on the sherrin with Darby Blachford showing composure, clean hands and putting the ball out into space.
Jaidyn Talbot was given a job on the full forward for Shepp who didn’t get a sniff for the rest of the day and provided plenty of drive from the last line of defence.
The Eagles kept the Shepp side scoreless for the third but still couldn’t convert effectively.
Still three goals in arrears going into the last the coaching staff reinforced to the group that they were dominating the game and the goals would come.
The boys responded and got the first and then the second and then the third to see scores level with minutes to play.
A rushed behind saw the Eagles nose in front then a cool under pressure Taz Richardson sealed the deal with the crowd erupting in what was a stirring and morale boosting win.