RGS centre Ella Lawrie had a great game despite her side’s eight-goal loss to Frenchville Brumbies on Wednesday night.
RGS centre Ella Lawrie had a great game despite her side’s eight-goal loss to Frenchville Brumbies on Wednesday night. Sharyn Oneill

Great match has player on a high

THERE are many codes that could learn a thing or two from Colts co-captain Mel Clarke.

Twelve hours after her team had beaten rival Brothers Crimson by 49-43 she was still on a high.

It wasn't even the win that had Clarke in raptures, but the game itself.

“It was an awesome game,” she enthused.

“I'm predicting that it was the game of the season.

“The game had high intensity and high quality to the end.

“To be a part was a privilege, where winning was just a bonus.”

Colts has now beaten Bluebirds Hawks and Brothers Crimson over the past two weeks but Clarke is not ruling out any of the teams in this year's Rockhampton Leagues Club premier grade.

“How good is that for Rockhampton netball?” she added.

To win by just six goals shows how close Colts and Brothers are and Clarke is aware the result could've gone the other way.

“Brothers are a great team, from one end to the other they are strong,” she said.

Clarke said while goal shoot Amee Brown gets a lot of credit for Brothers' success, there are other areas where the side excels.

“Their defence is great, that is where they win the turnovers,” she said.

A big difference for Colts this season is the introduction of coach Maryanne Difford.

“We are growing in confidence. Maryanne in training is working on making every opportunity count,” she said.

Goal attack Anna Reeve was named as Colts' Rockhampton Leagues Club Best on Court and Zoe Seibold for Brothers, but Clarke said the award could have been handed to any of the players.

Mixed results were recorded by the two Frenchville teams.

Mustangs were unable to give their club mates Brumbies a boost when going down 45-24 to Capricorn Coast Marlins.

Marlins and Brumbies are battling for the fourth spot on the table, but Mustangs were no match for Brumbies, going down by 21 goals.

For the Marlins, Pearl Hood was best while Mustangs' Rhea Kayes also caught the eye.

RGS Magics did well to hold Brumbies to just eight goals in their match, with Ella Lawrie best for the Magic and Claws star Keanna Hopkins for Brumbies.



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