With finals just around the corner, the last few rounds of the Albany Netball Association season will determine the final placings on the ladder.
In the B2 competition last Saturday, the second-placed Royals Saints 6 had to work hard for their narrow win over the winless Kangas 15.
Kangas played like a team much higher up on the ladder and the first quarter was a low-scoring scrap as both teams tried to find their groove.
Royals Saints led 2-1 at quarter-time and they picked up their game in the second term, with goal-defence Hayley Mickle an asset to the team with lots of great intercepts.
Kangas centre Alyssa Smith ran her pink frilly socks off in the second and fourth quarter.
Last weekend’s round was Silly Sock Day, with all gold coin donations going towards the Albany Women’s Welfare Shelter.
Smith and her friend Keely Berry for Kangas wore very impressive socks and should be congratulated on their commitment to the cause.
Royals Saints had skipped away to a 13-8 lead by three-quarter-time, but in the fourth and final quarter the Kangas girls fought back hard and fast, scoring seven goals to their opponents’ six.
Shooters Amelia Boccamazzo and Shayla Lane for Kangas were working in overdrive.
Kangas were left to rue the second quarter, when Royals Saints got ahead and set up their 19-15 victory.
In the other seven games, Grammar 10 were emphatic 41-26 winners over Grammar 9 and Narrikup 6 won easily over Kangas 14, 61-9.