Lincoln crushes Greenpark in opening round

by Kent Caddick

Defending champions Lincoln started the Selwyn premier netball season in the same form they finished last season’s competition with a big win over newcomers Greenpark B.

Lincoln was too good for Greenpark, which has two teams in the premier division, running out comfortable winners 73–34 in the opening round of this year’s competition. Lincoln is aiming for its sixth title in a row this season.

Last season’s beaten finalists Broadfield also recorded a big win, brushing aside the challenge of West Melton, 67–23.

The final match of the opening round was a more closely fought affair between Greenpark A and Southbridge.

Greendale’s Amy McClintock gets airborne to lob a pass into 
the shooting circle

While Greenpark A took out the match 54–37, Southbridge was in the hunt for most of the match with Greenpark pulling away in the final quarter to register its first points of the season.

In the Premier two grade Rolleston started the season with a bang, thumping Burnham 71–17, while Halswell was a comfortable 51–16 winner over Lincoln B, and Southbridge B eased past Broadfield B, 44–28.