DEX player Bianca Birchall passes the ball during the match against City Spoons on Saturday.
DEX player Bianca Birchall passes the ball during the match against City Spoons on Saturday. Lynne Mowbray

DEX not certain to beat new Smyths

CITY DEX lead the Grafton A-grade netball competition, having won all three games played this season.

This week they take on City Smyths who had struggled this season to field a team.

That all changed for Smyths last week when – with some late-minute additions to their team – they walloped City Spooners 52-13.

This game should be the match of the round.

With team lists not yet supplied to the association by the City club, it's hard to know who completes each of the teams and analyse where the clashes will be on the court.

In other A grade matches, B & S Kitchens, who reluctantly went to A grade this season, take on Tucabia Opals.

B & S Kitchens are a team of ‘good netball brains'. They read one another as well as the other teams' play extremely well.

My tip will be that they will upset Tucabia Opals tomorrow and be the ones to watch throughout this A grade season.

City Spooners may struggle against GHS URB, depending on whether both teams can field complete teams.

URB should be too strong for the younger Spooners team, but in what would be considered an upset last round, B & S Kitchens defeated the highly-fancied GHS URB.

URB is also struggling to field a complete team with late withdrawals from its team due to players leaving town which has left them scrambling to find players each week.

In A Reserve, Spinifex lead the competition but have had a bye so have only really played two games this season.

This week they take on Strongbow, who again if they can field a team, should be competitive and make for an interesting game.

Rhino Chunkies take on GHS Weetbix Warriors this week and if Warriors have the full compliment of players, this should also be a tight struggle.



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