NT News: Districts Storm Home

Katrina Slidders looks to pass

Story by Jess Webster

Northern Districts stormed into second place on the Darwin Netball Association ladder with an inspiring 15-goal win over defending premier Pints at Marrara on Thursday night. Districts extended its lead at every change and outscored Pints by 9 goals in the last to win 47-32.

After starting strongly, Districts let Pints pick up easy goals the end of the first and second quarters and led by just three at half-time.

Their persistence in the second half paid off and some excellent defence, with quick ball movement and innovative feeding in the circle, enabled Districts to finish off with a strong last quarter.

Goal-attack Katrina Sliders and defender Marissa Chaplin were superb while shooter Peta Whelan was Pints’ best performer.

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Emma Sheridan (WD) faces off with Jacinta Kay (WA) in the Districts v Pints battle.