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Belconnen beat Queanbeyan to breakthrough for first Netball ACT win

Belconnen won its round three match on Friday.

Photo: Elesa Kurtz

Belconnen celebrated its first win of the Netball ACT season on after beating Queanbeyan by nine points at Lyneham on Friday night.

The lead changed several changes before Belconnen broke free in the closing stages and won 53-44. Samantha McPhee top scored for Belconnen with 34 goals.

Belconnen coach Melinda Clarke said: “It wasnt an easy win. We were able to sustain our pressure and the girls worked really hard defensively.

"In the third quarter we really started to capitalise on our possession. That pressure enabled us to get up to a six-point lead in the third quarter which proved to be the difference on the night.

"Maintaining this pressure defensively will be important leading into round four against South Canberra who
will be looking for their first win of the season. There are no easy games in this competition.”

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Belconnen will play against South Canberra next week as they search for their first win after being beaten by defending champions Tuggeranong 52-40 in round three.

Arawang continued their dominant start making easy work of last years grand finalist Canberra, taking out
a high scoring match by 30 points 76-46.

Goal shooter Fiona Morrissey shot brilliantly in the first quarter scoring 18 goals and finished the game with 54 goals. She is the leading goal scorer in the competition, notching 1010 in the first three games.

Arawang and Tuggeranong will play in a top of the table clash next week.

AT A GLANCE

Friday: Arawang 76 bt Canberra 46, Tuggeranong 52 bt South Canberra 40, Belconnen 53 bt Queanbeyan 44.

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