The Barossa, Light and Gawler Netball Association’s fixtures produced some fascinating results on Saturday, with a new ladder leader at the conclusion of the round.
Angaston v Barossa District
Barossa District’s road of determination continued in Angaston, as the rejuvenated Bulldogs thrashed the Panthers by 34 goals.
Following the frustrating defeat to Kapunda in round two, the Bulldogs have begun this road to redemption, which kick started with a flogging of Willaston last week.
Bulldogs’ coach Roz Fraser said the result was all down to two key factors.
"It was consistency and belief amongst the team," she said.
"Again, the entire 10 players we used, we went in with a game plan to make changes.”
Unfortunately, Bec Sims went down injured for the Bulldogs as the only unwanted change through the game.
The Dogs have struggling Tanunda next week, and Fraser is confident of a win if form keeps up.
"If we keep playing the way we keep playing I'm confident of a win," she said.
In Senior 2, it was a massive moment for Barossa as it earned its first victory of the season.
The two-goal victory boosted the Bulldogs up to seventh on the table.
The Bulldogs took a dominant victory in Senior 3, belting the Panthers by 25 goals.
The win now leaves the Barossa girls as one of three undefeated sides in the division.
In Senior 4, Angaston took home the points with a 15-goal victory over the Bulldogs.
The Panthers now sit up with a 4-0 record after the victory.
In Senior 5, Angaston secured a 14-goal victory over Barossa District.
The win pushes the Panthers up to second position.
In Senior 6, the Panthers took home a 26-goal victory over Barossa District.
South Gawler v Gawler Central
Gawler Central has gone from strength to strength since its’ opening round one loss to Willaston, this week defeating South by five goals.
The Lions have had a breezy start to the season, belting Tanunda before comfortably defeating Nuriootpa.
However, Central worked harder and had the belief at the final change to last the game.
Central coach Phil Hendy said that these early wins are massive.
"Early wins in the season are paramount," he said.
"I'm really, really happy with the win, it was a good contest between the two teams.
"At half time we felt we were winning the court battle but weren't putting It on the scoreboard.
"You could feel momentum swinging however, so we just needed to be patient and let the game open up.
"All seven girls did extremely well, they all had moments of brilliance, but Pam Warner was the most consistent throughout the game.
"I don't think Central have beaten South for a while, so the girls and coach were pretty happy at the end of the game.”
In Senior 2, it was a 16-goal victory for Gawler Central in a low scoring affair.
South could only manage 27 goals, thanks for a strong defensive effort from the Tigers.
In Senior 3, South Gawler has gone to a 3-0 record after it made short work of its rivals Central.
South took home the neat victory by a comfortable 13 goals.
In Senior 4, South Gawler produced a phenomenal attacking display to win 61-38.
The Lions remain undefeated with a 2-1-0 record.
In Senior 5, Central earned a priceless victory over South, taking home a 10-goal win.
Central is now the undisputed top dogs in Senior 5, sitting with a 4-0 win.
In Senior 6, Central secured a deserved 19-goal victory over a misfiring South Gawler.
Tanunda v Freeling
Freeling has earned its second win in a row, after defeating cellar dweller Tanunda by 21 goals on Saturday afternoon.
The Redlegs produced a confident display, and continued to push in front of the Magpies’ movers, gifting them first use of the ball.
In Senior 2, Freeling earned its first victory of the season over a frustrating Tanunda side.
The Redlegs earned the victory by 10 goals.
In Senior 3, it was a slug out to the end, with the Redlegs holding onto top spot by just a goal.
The win leaves the Redlegs as the sole 4-0 side in the division.
In Senior 4, the Redlegs and Magpies slugged it out in a low-scoring thriller at Tanunda.
Again, the Redlegs took home the chocolates with a two-goal win, despite scoring just 29 goals for the game.
Freeling secured another two-goal victory in Senior 5, banishing Tanunda to the foot of the table.
The scoreline registered 31-29, displaying a close, hard-fought contest.
In Senior 6, the scoreline was disturbing, as Tanunda took home a 73-goal thrashing over the Redlegs.
The Magpies secured 87 goals of their own.
Willaston v Kapunda
Kapunda’s perfect start to its title defence has continued after it defeated the Donnybrooks by just four goals.
The contest was a slug out between two quality sides, and the reigning premier ended up being a class above, but only just.
In Senior 2, Kapunda now is comfortably on top of the table with a game in hand after it defeated Willaston by 11 goals.
The Bombers now remain the only undefeated side in Senior 2.
In Senior 3, it was all black and red as Kapunda took home a 50-38 win over the home side.
In Senior 4, Willaston took home a commanding 19-goal victory over the Bombers.
In Senior 5, it was all Willaston on the day, securing a 12-goal win over Kapunda.
The Donnybrooks now moved into third with a 3-1 record with the result.
In Senior 6, Willaston took home a 30-goal victory over the Bombers.