Cap Coast Marlins player Pearl Hood is a key defender for her club and also the Claws.
Cap Coast Marlins player Pearl Hood is a key defender for her club and also the Claws. Allan Reinikka

Very busy times in netball circles

THESE are busy times for netballers who play in the club competition on a Wednesday night and then back up to play with the Capricorn Claws.

Few would argue that tonight's match of the round at Jardine Park is the clash between the undefeated Brothers Crimson and Colts.

Both teams go into the match on 14 points and as Brothers coach Tanya Shuker is aware results from the first round count for little.

“It will be a good indication of where we are at,” she said.

Shuker missed the first round game and only saw a portion of Colts' comprehensive victory over a stunned Bluebirds Hawks team in last week's round of games.

“They did look very strong, we'll have to shut them down in the goal circle,” she said.

Although by her own admission the coach has not seen a lot of the Colts team as a unit, she knows from experience what players such as Jacinta James are capable of producing.

“When Jacinta is on, she shoots really well,” she observed.

While respecting the ability of the Colts shooters, Shuker is confident her defenders Zoe Siebold and Heidi Barnett can match their opponents for pace and limit their impact.

After last week's mauling, Bluebirds will be thankful of an opportunity to get back on track when meeting bottom placed Angels Titans.

The Titans are still developing their game and should, on past form, be no match for a Bluebirds team that still sits equal first on the ladder.

“Hopefully we will have Poppy (Larson) back on deck and also have Mikaela (King) playing,” she said.

King was with the Cyclones on Saturday night and juggles her time between basketball and netball.

“We need to redeem ourselves after last week,” Ahmat said. “We had a great training session on Sunday.”

Ahmat said she worked on options with her players and also their vision down court.

Capricorn Coast welcome back Capricorn Claws players Pearl Hood and Kira-Lee Leo for the game with Frenchville Mustangs, a match the Marlins need to win after slipping up during the past few weeks.

In the other game Brumbies meet a Grammar Magic team buoyed by last week's first season victory.



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