Leeton-Whitton's A grade netball team has success over Coolamon

LEETON-WHITTON secured back-to-back A grade victories on the weekend. 

The Crows easily accounted for Coolamon, securing a 56-44 win following on from a 51-46 triumph over Narrandera the week before. 

Making Saturday’s success all the more impressive was the side did it without some of their regular players. 

Injuries and illness meant some players had to back up, with Casey Morris making her A grade debut in the wing defence position. 

“She was able to really shut down their wing attack,” A grade co-coach Libby Gillespie said. 

“All of the girls that stepped up to play A grade really did a great job. 

“It was pleasing to see.”

Gillespie said while the win was handy, the side needed to focus on consistency. 

“We can’t be having any kinds of lags in our play,” she said. 

“However, I was pleased to see on Saturday our accuracy had improved and we took advantage of turnovers as well.”

The Crows will now enjoy a week off thanks to the club bye, but the work won’t be stopping.

The side had Tuesday night off training, but Thursday’s session was set to focus on fitness, followed by a team dinner. 

“The bye has come at the right time,” Gillespie said. 

“It will allow some of those with injuries another week off playing. 

“We’ll be working towards the second round now and securing a spot in the finals.”

Results

A grade: Leeton-Whitton 56 d Coolamon 44

A reserve: Leeton-Whitton 72 d Coolamon 24

B grade: Leeton-Whitton 61 d Coolamon 38

C grade: Leeton-Whitton 48 d Coolamon 22

Under 17s: Leeton-Whitton 39 d Coolamon 26