Young stars step up for Moore Printing

first_imgNetball BY SIMON KESLEP Moore Printing goal specialists Louise Maliaki and Clara Scott dominated in goal shooting against Air Niugini Team One in the Private Companies netball competition premier division when the competition entered the second round on Sunday at Rita Flynn Indoor netball courts. In the first quarter leading into halftime, the duo helped their team to a comfortable 10-3 margin. Scott slotted six points as goal shooter while Maliaki assisted with four points and then their dominance upfront in goal shooting continued in the second half. A positional switch resulted in Maliaki finding the hoop with eight points and Scott supporting her with three while their opponent goal shooters (Robyn Ravu and Esther Babona) only came up with nine points. It was also the defensive efforts of PNG Pepes rep and Moore Printing’s goalkeeper Neritha Adula that denied Air Niugini any chance of scoring. Adula as always was vocal throughout the entire proceedings; also setting up passes for mid-court Violet Jack. “We were short with our number of players and we had only one reserve but we managed to come out with the win, Moore Printing skipper Maliaki said. “When myself and Clara (Scott) swapped in the second half it did have an impact on our game. In defensive play we had Neritha Adula guiding us.” Maliaki said the team is looking good with fitness and ball skills but they will be work on improving their stamina. She is happy with the good team effort performance. “Our aim is towards the premiership title,” said Maliaki. Meanwhile, the Elina Ripason-led Westpac side also dominated in both attack and defensive plays against QBE Doves. Ripason’s goal shooting performance upfront led to a final score of 20-9. Bank South Pacific won their match on forfeit against Pro-Clean.last_img

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