High Flyers in the black

Headshot of Carly Laden
Carly LadenBroome Advertiser
High Flyers' Sophie Moore reaches for the ball.
Camera IconHigh Flyers' Sophie Moore reaches for the ball. Credit: Broome Advertiser, Carly Laden

After a six-week break, mixed netball has returned with a bang as the High Flyers gain some much-needed momentum.

The High Flyers took on Black on Black in round nine at the Broome Recreation and Aquatic Centre last Monday.

It was a late start as players recovered from the extended break, with High Flyers taking the numbers advantage with an early lead.

But Black on Black made up for lost time and brought the scores level at three-all at quarter time.

The second quarter saw High Flyers attempt to work up a lead once again but Black on Black were still hot on their tail. As the pace began to pick up, Black on Black took the 11-10 lead at half time.

During the third quarter, High Flyers were quick to catch up with strong passes working in their favour. But Black on Black were not going to go down without a fight, with plenty of clean rebounding.

A showdown was set up for the final term as the High Flyers took back the lead to hold a two-goal advantage at the final change.

Black on Black were keen to make a comeback and storm away early in the quarter although High Flyers were stepping up in defence.

With the win on the line, both teams were giving it their all until late goals saw the High Flyers run away with the win 23-20.

Elsewhere in the A-grade competition, Greenbacks defeated Fitbitz 29-12, Aunty Megs outlasted Netflexers 25-19, and the match-up between Broomies and Wobbly Nurrahs ended in a forfeit.

In the B-grade competition, Freestylers smashed Boabs 24-7, Mix Match pipped No Idea 20-19, Kamikaze Krabs upset Pindan Tigers 15-9, and Bush Chooks thumped Net Ballin’ 23-5.

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