The first round game was held on Friday May 9th at Port Elliot Primary School versus Encounter Lutheran School . The conditions were less than desirable with very strong, cold winds and drizzling rain. Both teams gave 100% effort throughout the matches, which we are very proud of.
The football was a tough contest, with the score a draw with minutes to go. Our team was reduced to 17 players before the game due to injuries, illness, and players withdrawing from the team for various reasons, but the 17 on the field gave their all and the game was a pleasure to watch. Well done and thanks again to the numerous Year 5 boys who filled in on the day to help the team out for numbers.
Final score was Encounter Lutheran 5 goal 4 (34 points) to Port Elliot 4 goal 8 (32 points).
Thanks to Matt Smith for coaching the boys and setting up the oval before the game, to John Whitbourne for umpiring the football, to the students who volunteered to hold the goal posts straight in the wind for the game and to any other helpers and supporters on the day.
The netball was not as close a contest as the football, but the girls tried hard all game against a very experienced team.
Thanks to Annie Kraft for coaching, to Kerry Lange and Sue Lawn for scoring, timekeeping and assisting at the netball. Thanks to all supporters and helpers on the day.
Well done to Ruby and her helpers for organising the Port Elliot Netball Club uniform for all to wear.
Both teams lost on the day so that is now the end of our SAPSASA Football and Netball for this year.