KAPUNDA has secured a top-two finish after defeating Nuriootpa by 24 goals in Barossa, Light & Gawler senior one netball on Saturday.
The Bombers entered the contest as heavy favourites and showed why with a scintillating opening quarter, leading by seven goals at the first break.
Kapunda has focused on making better starts this season, but experienced an interrupted warm-up on the weekend, according to coach Sarah Johnson.
“That’s something we’ve been speaking about, making sure we start well,” she said.
“I thought we could’ve started better, we had an interrupted warm-up.
“Penny (Chappell) umpired before the game, so she felt she didn’t get the warm-up she needed.
“We only really decided on our starting line-up minutes before the game.”
The Bombers continued to dominate in the second quarter, scoring 13 goals to 10 to lead by 10 at half-time.
However, it was during the third quarter that Kapunda burst the game open, netting 17 goals to seven.
Nuri had no answers and failed to halt the rush of goals, conceding 60 for the game.
Johnson said it was a job well done by her troops.
“Our focus was to just get the two points to get second spot,” she said.
“Ella Mickan was awarded our best player, she’s been great at wing defence…youngster Darcie Brown was good as well.”
Nuriootpa will finish its season at home against Willaston this week, while Kapunda will host Gawler Central.
“You always want to go into finals with a win,” Johnson said.
“Last time (against Central) we, probably, let ourselves down with the draw, we were up for most of the game.”
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