Avenel's A-grade netball side racks up 96 goals in one-sided contest.CHALPAT SONTI May 1, 2014 3:33am
It’s pretty hard to take much out of a thrashing as comprehensive as the one Avenel’s A-grade netball side handed out at Longwood on Saturday, but coach Anita Lynch was happy to find lots of positives heading into tougher tests ahead.
The Swans won by an almost-unbelievable 96-6, in a game that was as one-sided as the score suggested.
With Nikki Lord, Sarah D’Orria and Joss Roche dominating the scoring and Sarah Milne, Jacinta Jamison and Kasey Szydlowski doing the same at the other end with Kelly Smith putting on a best-on-court display between them, it almost seemed like a training run as Avenel went to third on the KDNL table.
But Lynch was pleased with the intensity.
‘‘The girls played pretty good netball,’’ she said.
‘‘Everyone really stepped up their intensity really well and they did some sensational things. After our first game (against Stanhope) we wanted to put a stamp on things and it puts us (third) which is good.’’
The Swans now face a tricky opponent at home in Murchison before what shapes as a great derby tussle at Nagambie.
‘‘(Murchison) are always a tough side and and always competitive,’’ Lynch said.
‘‘Hopefully we can maintain all our skills from Saturday.
‘‘We worked on defence, clearing out and driving and it really paid off.’’
B-grade scored a 49-14 win to maintain its unbeaten start to the season. It is second on the ladder.
C-grade is also second after a 70-9 win.
Both age-group sides had a bye as Longwood has no sides in those grades.
Rich River's Ben Docking capitalised on local knowledge to take out the Goulburn Valley District Golf champion of champions event at his home course.
The 2014 Yarrawonga Mulwala Multisport Festival has been hailed a huge success by organisers and participants alike.
The fifth annual King Billy Retreat Open Garden Party will be held at Rushworth on Saturday and Sunday, October 25-26, from 10 am to 4 pm.
Timbercutter Doug Rosenow is hoping people will listen before it is too late.
Goulburn-Murray Water has been filling in the decommissioned irrigation channel by the Northern Hwy, just out of Rochester.
Fraser sure has aces in spades
It was a triumphant homecoming for God's Own gelding.
Finley's Mark Whiley has been traded from the GWS Giants to Carlton - the club he has supported all his life.
Fiona Bradshaw and the Planet X team have raised more than $5000.
2013/14 Annual Report received this week finds overall finances are ‘‘fair and improving’’ at Moira Shire Council.
Deniliquin McDonald's raised more than $1300 for McHappy Day on Saturday.
Up to14 new full-time jobs will be created at Pactum Dairy Group in Shepparton, with the company set to embark on an $18million expansion at its factory.
Member for Benalla Bill Sykes delivers his valedictory speech to the State parliament: I love youse all.
Discover unbelievable local deals from local businesses every week in the Goulburn and Murray Valley area with Leapon.com.au!
Search properties for sale or rent across North Central Victoria and Southern NSW. Visit your local website for local homes....
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.