Queanbeyan Netball Division One goes down while school comp goes up

The Queanbeyan first division netball side suffered a shock 14-point loss to the previously winless South Canberra last Friday night in round three action of the ACT State League at Lyneham.

And meanwhile the Queanbeyan Netball Schools Cup took place on Wednesday.

The State League side fielded a different starting seven to what they did the previous weekend in rounds one and two where they scored an upset win against Arawang and came close to another upset over Canberra.

Queanbeyan captain Leanne McGrath said there was nothing major that went wrong in her side's game.

"It just wasn't our day," she said.

McGrath said coach Rena Spears' word to the girls after the match was that it was a good one to lose as each member of the side had the chance to learn more about each other's game.

But McGrath conceded that there was work to be done at training before their round four clash against Belconnen tonight.

"South Canberra came out firing and I guess after our win against Arawag they knew we were a strong team this year," she said.

Fatigue was a factor in the sides four point loss to Canberra in round two, but McGrath was not convinced that was the case in the round three loss.

Meanwhile Netball NSW was present in Queanbeyan on Wednesday with the Schools Cup.

Years five and six students from Queanbeyan, Bungendore, Jerrabomberra, Captians Flat, Yass and Bombala went head-to-head in the Schools Cup, with the Bombala Darters and Queanbeyan Public Gold taking their pools undefeated.

But despite some very one-sided contests all on the day enjoyed their time in developing their netball skills.

Riverina to South Coast development officer Nicole Bowles said the event was a great success.

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