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The Eastern Cape derby between the Aloes and the Comets started the fifth day of the Telkom Netball League like a house on fire. The match lived up to its expectations, but it was the Aloes who collected vital points after winning 44-33. Comets Goalkeeper- Juanita Van Tonder displayed a player of the match performance but the turnovers she created were not converted by the shooters. The Aloes took control of the game from the third quarter and capitalised on their opponents’ mistakes to win the match.

Meanwhile, the Limpopo Baobabs maintained their unbeaten run in Division 2 following their 47-36 victory against the Kingdom Queens this morning. The Queens led 12-10 in a closely contested first quarter but trailed behind by four goals in the second quarter. Both teams kept going at each other, but the Limpopo side remained consistent in the last two quarters and were able to get the ball safely into their shooting circle to make it count.

Queens coach- Zola Starke lamented on her teams’ inability to follow instructions, ‘’Same old problems. We make turnovers but we don’t convert them and today we made a lot of unforced errors. My shooter was overwhelmed in the second quarter, she was unable to get free, so I changed my Goal Attack to Goal Shooter. She concentrated more on her pain because she is injured but the team is still doing well. The little ones that I’m putting on are standing their ground.’’

The third match of the day saw the Free State Crinums redeem themselves after beating the Kingdom Stars 50-40. The Crinums were looking to improve after being stunned by the Stings yesterday. They had a slow start to the game, trailing 12-10 in the first quarter but picked up their momentum from the second quarter. Crinums coach- Burta de Kock says she still wants more from her players ‘’We will never be happy with that start. It was a slow start but good character for the second and the third quarter. We are not that consistent, but we will pick up’’.