Helena Fraser in possession at the country carnival.
Helena Fraser in possession at the country carnival. Christine Munson

Warwick in country carnival

THE impact of Kayla Hausfeld off the bench was one of many high points for the Warwick open netball team, which finished fourth in Open Division 3 at the Country Carnival at Graceville at the weekend.

Hausfeld come on in various centre court positions.

“She played really well when she was on court,” captain Helena Fraser said.

“The O'Brien sisters combined well in attack, Jessica at goal shooter and Stephanie at goal attack.”

Defenders Donna Carey and Fraser had some tall players from opposition teams to contend with and played consistent netball.

Katie Fenton controlled the play well from centre. Jessica Carey and Ange Mann shared the wing attack role on Saturday but Mann suffered an ankle injury and missed the second day of play.

Lucy Fenton and Shari Hirning shared the wing defence role.

Fraser said, considering the opposition, the best performance of the weekend was against Tweed on Sunday when Warwick won 17-14.

“All of our centre court players were strong and proved to be great links between our attack and defence,” she said.

“Six of our ten players predominately play in centre court which gave us a lot of versatility and fresh legs.”

The Warwick side has one more day of representative netball this season, the finals of the Darling Downs Inter-district League at Laidley on August 7.

Fraser said she was confident the same Warwick combination could win the inter-district title.

“Our toughest opposition will be Laidley, a team we drew with in the last round at Gatton,” Fraser said.

“We beat them in Warwick early in the season; they have strong shooters so we will have to starve them of the ball.”

Most of the Warwick team return to A-grade club netball tonight at WIRAC.



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