EXPECT a little extra spice in today’s Hawks WSR and CYMS Sheeradiance clash.
For the first time in their short netball careers sisters Grace and Lucy Spicer will go head-to-head in division one of the Orange Netball Association at Sir Neville Howse Stadium.
Grace, 18, will line-up for Hawks WSR while 16-year-old Lucy will play with CYMS Sheeradiance.
Both can’t wait for the match.
“I played with CYMS last year but I finished school and couldn’t play with (Sheeradiance) again this year,” Grace said. “I’m friends with Amanda (Rouse) and she asked me to play with Hawks.”
The match is an important one for both sides.
The two teams are locked in a tie for fourth place on the ONA ladder on nine competition points.
A win today will go a long way in helping one side get the edge over the other in the race for a finals berth.
Lucy expected both teams to be in with a shot at winning.
“It’ll come down to who plays well on the day,” she said.
Both girls will play in their side’s defensive end, but that won’t stop them from revealing their sibling’s strengths and weaknesses.
“I’ll tell them what she likes to do,” Lucy said.
Grace, however, doesn’t envy the Hawks shooter who will have Lucy marking them for the duration of today’s contest.
“I won’t be going anywhere near her,” Grace laughed.
“It gets too rough.”
The Spicers face-off at 1.15pm today. CYMS Gladiators take on defending champions Robin Hood, KWS Kellys take on Westoil and High A play Hawks Zoom Zoom.