Gauteng North vs Kenneth Kaunda in Netball Final

by | Aug 15, 2014

Dr Kenneth Kaunda (North West South) and Gauteng North breezed into the final of the SPAR National Netball Championships with comfortable wins in their last two round robin matches on Friday.

(Scroll down for Days 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 Results at the 2014 SPAR National Championships, or click here to read the Day 4 tournament wrap)

Lenize Potgieter of Gauteng North on the attack with Chaneez Kleinjan defending. The tournament hopefuls showed great prowess to take the encounter 75-27. Photo: Reg CaldecottDorette Badenhorst’s youthful Kenneth Kaunda team sailed through the tournament to reach their first final since 2007, when they were runners-up. On Friday, they beat defending champions Mangaung Metro (Free State) 61-38 and Western Province 39-27.

Gauteng North, who finished second last year, beat Buffalo City 57-32 and Frances Baard (Griqualand West) 75-27.

Their march to the final was temporarily halted by the North West team on Wednesday, but they shrugged off the loss and won all their other games.

Coach Jenny van Dyk used the opportunity against the weaker teams to try out different combinations, including playing goalkeeper Vanes-Mari Du Toit as goal-shooter.

“We want to be prepared for anything, but when it comes down to it, I want my defenders to defend and my strikers to strike,” said Van Dyk.

In 2013 Gauteng North were unbeaten until the final, when they went down to Mangaung Metro and Van Dyk said they would use the experience of last year to prepare for Saturday’s final.

“We know what it feels like to lose a final and we don’t want to feel that way again. We also have a score to settle with Dr Kenneth Kaunda. But it’s a new game tomorrow, and it will be different.”

Melissa Myburg of Gauteng North (Left) and Chaneez Kleinjan of Frances Baard during the morning fixture on Friday. Coach Jenny van Dyk used the opportunity against weaker teams to try out different combinations, including playing goalkeeper Vanes-Mari Du Toit as goal-shooter. Photo: Reg CaldecottShe said it was important in a final to do the basics perfectly. “The more you stick to the basics, the better you play,” she said.

“We had an opportunity to put things right after losing to Dr Kenneth Kaunda, and we have a lot of experience in playing and winning finals. It’s going to be a fantastic final.”

Gauteng North won in 2010, 2011 and 2012.

“It’s great to be in a final,” said Badenhorst, whose team finished in third place for the last three years. “I’m very proud of the way the girls have played this week, and I am very happy that we haven’t lost a match so far.

“But tomorrow is a new game, and you can’t rely on anything that happened this week. I believe the team that wants it most and uses its opportunities best, will win tomorrow.”

In other matches on Friday, Western Province beat Gauteng West 51-38, Nelson Mandela Bay beat Frances Baard 53-43, Boland beat Umgungundlovu 66-39 and Nelson Mandela Bay 49-29, Buffalo City beat Gauteng West 50-39 and Mangaung defeated Umgungundlovu 60-38.

Boland finished in third position, with Mangaung, who were without their three Proteas players, fourth.

The A-Section final (Gauteng North vs Dr Kenneth Kaunda) will be live on SuperSport DSTV Channel 210 on Saturday from 09h45.

 

Results from Day Five of the SPAR National Netball Championships played at the Velodrome Bellville on Friday, 15 August 2014:
A Section:
Mangaung Metro 38 Dr Kenneth Kaunda 61
Gauteng West 38 Western Province A 51
Gauteng North A 57 Buffalo City 32
Nelson Mandela Bay 53 Frances Baard 43
Boland A 66 Umgungundlovu 39
Dr Kenneth Kaunda 39 Western Province A 27
Gauteng North A 75 Frances Baard 27
Gauteng West 39 Buffalo City 50
Nelson Mandela Bay 29 Boland A 49
Mangaung Metro 60 Umgungundlovu 38
B Section:
Gauteng North B 77 Gert Sibande 33
Western Province B 33 Boland B 48
Zululand 36 Eden 49
Vhembe 46 Central Boland 48
Ilembe 31 Capricorn 43
West Coast A 38 Nkangala 37
Bojanala 36 Royal Bafokeng 56
C Section:
Amajuba 53 UGU 22
West Coast B 24 Western Province C 30
Uthungulu 57 Ehlanzeni 33
SAPS 47 Ethekwini 52
SANDF 36 Waterberg 35
Alfred Nzo 38 Siyanda 48
NM Molema 29 Sisonke 39
Amajuba 28 OR Tambo 42
Ehlanzeni 34 SAPS 50
 
Results from Day Four of the SPAR National Netball Championships played at the Velodrome Bellville on Thursday, 14 August 2014:
A Section:
Mangaung Metro 61 Buffalo City 36
Dr Kenneth Kaunda 63 Frances Baard 28
Gauteng North A 75 Umgungundlovu 26
Nelson Mandela Bay 38 Western Province A 30
Boland A 67 Gauteng West 21
Mangaung Metro 44 Gauteng North 74
Dr Kenneth Kaunda 53 Buffalo City 25
Boland A 33 vs Western Province A 28
Nelson Mandela Bay 42 vs Ungungundlovu 39
Gauteng West 59 vs Frances Baard 57
B Section:
Nkangala 54 Capricorn 34
Boland B 65 Central Boland 29
Eden 45 Royal Bafokeng 41
West Coast A 75 Ilembe 26
Gauteng North B 57 Vhembe 29
Bojanala 37 Zululand 53
Nkangala 47 Eden 36
Gert Sibande 66 Central Boland 46
Boland B 69 Capricorn 29
Vhembe 44 Ilembe 28
Western Province B 63 vs West Coast A 42
Gauteng North B 77 vs Bojanala 35
C Section:
Waterberg 28 Sisonke 37
Ethekwini 28 OR Tambo 33
Western Province C 56 UGU 17
Ehlanzeni 48 Siyanda 45
West Coast B 34 NM Molema 42
Alfred Nzo 35 Amajuba 30
Uthungulu 49 SANDF 25
Ehlanzeni 41 Waterberg 37
Western Province C 28 Ethekwini 58
Siyanda 48 OR Tambo 39
Sisonke 49 UGU 13
Uthungulu 53 vs Alfred Nzo 23
SANDF 30 vs SAPS 44
 
Results from Day Three of the SPAR National Netball Championships played at the Velodrome Bellville on Wednesday, 13 August 2014:
A Section:
Dr Kenneth Kauda 72 Gauteng West 28
Nelson Mandela Bay 36 Baffalo City 38
Mangaung Metro 47 Western Province A 38
Frances Baard 51 Umgungundlovu 59
Gauteng North A 62 Boland A 39
Mangaung Metro 51 Nelson Mandela Bay 38
Gauteng North A 45 Dr Kenneth Kauda 56
Gauteng West 43 Umgungundlovu 50
Boland A vs Frances Baard
Western Province A vs Buffalo City
B Section:
Eden 60 Central Boland 52
Ehlanzeni 44 Sisonke 39
West Coast B 17 SANDF 39
Nkangala 44 Royal Bafokeng 32
Gauteng North B 56 Western Province B 50
Vhembe 31 Zululand 48
Gert Sibande 48 Capricorn 19
Bojanala 43 Ilembe 39
Boland B 55 Eden 31
Western Province B 62 Vhembe 33
C Section:
Amajuba 39 NM Molema 39
Waterberg 44 OR Tambo 38
Western Province C 34 Siyanda 39
Uthungulu 46 SAPS 45
SANDF 46 Amajuba 29
Alfred Nzo 42 NM Molema 38
Ehlanzeni 44 Western Province C 27
 
Results from Day Two of the SPAR National Netball Championships played at the Velodrome Bellville on Tuesday, 12 August 2014:
A Section:
Mangaung Metro 65 Gauteng West 44
Dr Kenneth Kauda 56 Umgungundlovu 35
Gauteng North A 71 Nelson Mandela Bay 31
Western Province A 53 Frances Baard 27
Boland A 54 Buffalo City 41
Gauteng North A 89 vs Gauteng West 16
Dr Kenneth Kauda 43 vs Nelson Mandela Bay 28
Western Province A 36 vs Umgungundlovu 30
Mangaung Metro 37 Boland A 41.
B Section:
Western Province B 61 Ilembe 26
Bojanala 39 Vhembe 37
West Coast A 32 Zululand 45
Eden 38 Gert Sibande 40
Capricorn 29 Royal Bafokeng 51
Boland B 50 vs Nkangala 33
Zululand 52 vs Ilembe 20
Gauteng North B 69 vs West Coast A 35
Gert Sibande 34 vs Royal bafokeng 37
Western Province B 61 vs Bojanala 39
Capricorn 30 vs Central Boland 52
C Section:
Ehlanzeni 59 UGU 15
Western Province 31 OR Tambo 31
Waterberg 58 Siyanda 32
Ethekwini 50 Sisonke 28
Uthungulu 48 Amajuba 47
SANDF 31 NM Molema 30
West Coast B 16 vs SAPS 51
Sisonke 31 vs OR Tambo 29
Siyada 66 vs UGU 23
Western Province C 28 vs Waterburg 54
Ehlanzeni 37 vs Ethekwini 68
Alfred Nzo 22 vs SAPS 65
West Coast B 18 vs Uthungulu 49
 
Results from Day One of the SPAR National Netball Championships played at the Velodrome Bellville on Monday, 11 August 2014:
A Section:
Frances Baard 48 Buffalo City 48
Nelson Mandela Bay 41 Gauteng West 21
Mangaung Metro 61 Frances Baard 32
Gauteng North A 48 Western Province 31
Dr Kenneth Kaunda 54 Boland A 44
Umgungundlovu 46 Buffalo City 35
B Section:
West Coast A 41 Vhembe 24
Nkangala 35 Gert Sibande 39
Boland B 38 Royal Bafokeng 32
Gauteng North B 73 Ilembe 14
Eden 70 Capricorn 26
Western Province B 41 Zululand 30
Nkangala 55 Central Boland 45
West Coast A 50 Bojanala 27
C Section:
NM Molema 27 SAPS 50
OR Tambo 51 UGU 14
Ethekwini 56 Waterberg 32
Ehlanzeni 38 OR Tambo 34
Ethekwini 49 Siyanda 20
Amajuba 26 SAPS 48
Boland 27 Gert Sibande 23
Waterberg 74 UGU 20
Uthungulu 40 NM Molema 21
SANDF 47 Alfred Nzo 23
 

Photo 1 caption: Mandy Hermanus of Dr Kenneth Kaunda on the attack with Rochelle Lawson of Western Province defending during day 5 of the Spar National Netball Championships at Bellville Velodrome on August 15, 2014 in Cape Town. Photo: Reg Caldecott

Photo 2 caption: Lenize Potgieter of Gauteng North on the attack with Chaneez Kleinjan defending. The tournament hopefuls showed great prowess to take the encounter 75-27. Photo: Reg Caldecott

Photo 3 caption: Melissa Myburg of Gauteng North (Left) and Chaneez Kleinjan of Frances Baard during the morning fixture on Friday. Coach Jenny van Dyk used the opportunity against weaker teams to try out different combinations, including playing goalkeeper Vanes-Mari Du Toit as goal-shooter. Photo: Reg Caldecott

 

(With editing by gsport)

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