One Strong Quarter to Much for Diggers


Macedon’s netballers were able to do what their footballers could not on Saturday, maintaining their unbeaten record with a comeback win over Diggers Rest.

While the Cats only won one quarter for the day, one dominant period of play proved enough to get them over the line, 49-45, and kept them a game clear of Romsey on top of the ladder.

Diggers Rest grabbed the early ascendency through Amy Carroll and Shelby Strong as the home side took a three-point lead into the first change.

Both sides traded blows throughout the second quarter as they each scored 13 goals, but it was the third quarter which would prove the decisive term.

The Cats outscored the hosts 16-7 to shoot to the lead, with Chloe Wilson unstoppable with 10 goals.

The six-goal margin in the last quarter proved too much for the Burras, who had their best quarter with 15 goals but could not stop Macedon scoring at the other end as the visitors took the win.

Wilson finished with 30 goals, while Strong (20 goals) and Carroll (25) were strong all match.

The win keeps Macedon on top, while Diggers hang onto sixth.

Written by Ewan McRae. Originally published by Star Weekly 10/7/2017 @