Gauteng Norths Steam-Rolls Netball IPT

by | Aug 12, 2014

Gauteng North recorded the biggest victory of the 2014 SPAR National Championships at the Bellville Velodrome on Tuesday, when they beat Gauteng West by a massive 89-16, this after beating Nelson Mandela Bay 71-31 earlier in the day.

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

Gauteng North’s earlier match in the day saw them beat Nelson Mandela Bay 71-31. Pictured in action against Nelson Mandela Bay for the champs is Nthabiseng Mothutsi at the Bellville Velodrome on 12 August. Photo: Reg CaldecottDuring the match against Gauteng West, coach Jenny van Dyk had fun mixing and matching her players in different combinations.

With an insurmountable lead, she experimented, playing goal defence Amanda Strydom at centre and Erin Burger at goal attack, until Burger sustained an ankle injury and was replaced by fellow Protea Melissa Myburgh.

“It is important to mix things up from time to time,” said Van Dyk. “The players need to be able to think on their feet and make decisions.”

On the other hand, defending champions Mangaung Metro had a bad day at the office. They had to come from behind to beat Gauteng West 65-44, after trailing 26-27 at halftime, and then lost 37-42 to Boland in their later match.

“We made some silly mistakes and lost too many balls,” admitted Mangaung captain Lauren-Lee Christians. “But we have many more games to play, and one loss doesn’t mean the end.”

Lindie Lombard of Gauteng North in action against Nelson Mandela Bay. Photo: Reg CaldecottBoland captain Leanie Kleynhans-Cornelissen said their victory was the result of hard work. “We have been building our squad for a number of years, and we are now reaping the benefits. We knew we would have to work hard and that the team that worked hardest would win,” she said.

Earlier in the day, Boland beat Buffalo City 54-41, and Dr Kenneth Kaunda (North West South) also had a good day, beating Umgungundlovu 56-35 in the morning, and then beating Nelson Mandela Bay 43-28.

In their earlier match, they kept the pressure up throughout, increasing their lead in every quarter. In the third quarter, they turned the screws, outscoring Umgungundlovu by 18 goals to six and 14 goals to nine in the final quarter.

Against the Eastern Cape team, Boland got an early lead, and were 21-13 ahead at halftime. Once again, it was in the third quarter that they forged ahead, with 16 goals to five. However, Nelson Mandela Bay came back strongly in the last 15 minutes, scoring 10 goals to Boland’s six.

Coach Dorette Badenhorst said while she was happy with the results, she knew that there was still a lot of work to do. “We have a very young team, and they need to learn to work as a team, take responsibility on court, and trust one another.

“They need to keep the ball in hand more consistently and avoid sloppy passes. They also sometimes make bad decisions, and we need to work on that.”

In the other match on Tuesday, Western Province beat Frances Baard (Griqualand West) 53-27.

 

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: Melissa Myburgh of Gauteng North in action against Gauteng West during day 2 of the Spar National Netball Championships, her team going on to beat Gauteng West by a massive 89-16 for the biggest victory of the tournament. Photo: Reg Caldecott

Photo 2 caption: Gauteng North’s earlier match in the day saw them beat Nelson Mandela Bay 71-31. Pictured in action against Nelson Mandela Bay for the champs is Nthabiseng Mothutsi at the Bellville Velodrome on 12 August. Photo: Reg Caldecott

Photo 3 caption: Lindie Lombard of Gauteng North in action against Nelson Mandela Bay. Photo: Reg Caldecott

 

(With editing by gsport)

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