Exciting D-grade action after host of Albany Netball Association games cancelled due to COVID

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Royals Saints scored a D1 victory.
Camera IconRoyals Saints scored a D1 victory. Credit: Laurie Benson/Albany Advertiser

COVID-19 greatly affected games played in round three of the Albany Netball Association at the Albany Leisure and Aquatic Centre at the weekend.

Only 30 of 45 fixtured games went ahead, with only two of seven played at the 10am timeslot.

On Saturday all Magpies games were to be played in Denmark but only three of the seven games went ahead because of COVID.

Some teams were forced to forfeit as they were unable to lodge playoff forms in the allocated time and all others will be rescheduled.

But COVID did not dampen the enthusiasm of D-grade players on Friday night or Saturday morning.

Of the nine D-grade games to be played on Saturday morning, six went ahead.

In the only D1 division game, Royals Saints 8 got off to a strong start, dominating Kangas 10 in the first quarter to lead by seven goals.

This was largely because of a solid performance by the centre court to get the ball down to the attacking end, allowing the sharp-shooting of Vanessa Jamali-Blair and Sandra Ugle to put points on the board.

Kangas 10 played a very consistent game. winning the last two quarters. but were unable to recover from the strong start by Royals Saints, who finished 20-13 winners.

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