Olinda Ferny Creek netballers break records

Hannah Pace in action from Saturday.

Records tumbled in a lopsided A-grade contest when Olinda Ferny Creek put on a near-flawless performance to win by 114 goals against Healesville.

Netball action was at Olinda Recreation Reserve on Saturday 4 May when Olinda Ferny Creek took on Healesville across five grades.

The 123 goals scored by Olinda Ferny Creek was a club record and is believed to be a league record as well.

Georgia Martin was best on court and Peri Stewart shot 82 goals but every player made huge contributions throughout the match.

B-grade was a dominant performance from the Olinda Ferny Creek girls, proving too strong in all positions across the court and eventually running away with a 60-goal victory.

Jess Tossell had a best-on-court performance and was ably supported by Ash Cartlidge and Jane Batey.

First up on the day was 17 and under, which saw Olinda Ferny Creek blast out of the blocks with a 12-goal to two first quarter.

From that point they were never headed and were able to notch up their first win of the season. Gramercy Russell was best on court with Ava Van Leemput and Hannah Pace having solid games.

D-grade saw a close encounter in the first half but Olinda Ferny Creek pulled away in the second half to record a good win.

Maddy Smith and Casey Seymour were strong in defense, with Abbie Gunn and Stella Thornton providing drive from the mid court.

In C-grade, Olinda Ferny Creek gained the ascendancy early in the match and were never headed in the contest.

Katelyn Stevens was strong in defense, Sera Long creative in the mid court and Paris Tilley proved her versatility at either end of the court.

This coming Saturday, the 17 and under girls will take on Pakenham at Pakenham at 10.30am while the open grades will host Woori Yallock at Olinda, with action starting at 11.25am.

Results:

17 and under

Olinda Ferny Creek 29 d Healesville 17

D-grade

Olinda Ferny Creek 29 d Healesville 14

C-grade

Olinda Ferny Creek 47 d Healesville 31

B-grade

Olinda Ferny Creek 83 d Healesville 23

A-grade

Olinda Ferny Creek 123 d Healesville 9

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