Nagambie A-grade netball side can't quite overcome setbacks against Murchison.CHALPAT SONTI June 4, 2014 3:19am
Nagambie’s A-grade netball side can’t take a trick this season and so it was again on Saturday.
The Lakers went down 38-35 to visitors Murchison, but to have got that close was an effort in itself.
Nagambie was missing player-coach Caitlyn McPhee, to an injury that seems set to sideline her for a couple more weeks at least, and had to shift shooter Mallory Doyle, the next tallest player, into defence.
Tegan Gent and under-17 pair Keely Woosnam and Casey Drummond (bench) also stepped up, but it was all to no avail.
Murchison took full advantage of height differences at both ends of the court and the Lakers probably did well to keep the margin as close as it was. Experienced midcourters Katie Sullivan and Sarah Shiels were the side’s standouts.
‘‘We just keep seeming to run into injuries and we ran out of players to put on the court,’’ McPhee said.
‘‘(Murchison) didn’t have to work their goalers into the ring, they just kept lobbing it in there and we had to work really hard at the other end to get it into the ring.
‘‘We put up a really good effort especially as (Murchison) look a top six side.’’
Nagambie has yet another bye this week before taking on another tough opponent in Tallygaroopna.
‘‘We’ve met the good sides all season apart from Longwood and Violet Town, and we should have won that one. Hopefully we can get a few wins on the board when we meet the sides that are not so strong.’’
There was no joy for B-grade either, which lost 60-25, while C-grade was on the wrong end of a 35-18 defeat to the top-of-the-table Grasshoppers.
In the age-group games Nagambie moved to a clear second with a hard-fought 30-25 victory while the under-15 side is still unbeaten and at the top of the table after winning 68-23.
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