Second-placed Grasshoppers hang on for narrow victory.GEORDIE COWAN June 16, 2014 3:38am
Lockington-Bamawm United’s A grade netball team missed out on a good chance to further cement its spot in the top five of the Heathcote and District Netball Association after it fell short against Colbinabbin on Saturday.
With both teams missing some key players, it was the Grasshoppers who finished on top in a close finish, 46-44.
‘‘I thought our starts the last couple of weeks had been really ordinary,’’ Cats coach Amy Halloran said.
‘‘It was good to get a really good start and we led 14-9 in the first quarter, but we just couldn’t maintain it.
‘‘Our second quarter absolutely cost us the game when we conceded 17 goals to nine.’’
The coach said her team simply did not provide enough pressure down the court, resulting in a phenomenal effort by Colbinabbin goal shooter Louise Dupuy, who shot 44 of her team’s 46 goals.
‘‘It doesn’t come down to who played on her, but the whole team’s pressure,’’ Halloran said.
‘‘But I thought our ball play and bringing the ball into attack was much better than against White Hills.’’
The team was missing Paige Tuohey (back) and Jesse Hardess (knee) was a late withdrawal from the team, resulting in a re-shuffle, which ‘‘definitely didn’t help’’.
Halloran said Riley Kruger in wing attack was the team’s best player, with her feed into the ring and terrific vision, while Rylea Cuttriss and Jenna Oliver also had good games.
‘‘We just have to string four quarters together,’’ Halloran said.
‘‘We have to learn to control those lapses.
‘‘(This result) puts pressure on us for the rest of the year now.
‘‘Leitchy (Leitchville-Gunbower) is in form and they are only just under us.
‘‘We have really put pressure on ourselves with a few dropped games so we will have to play consistently from now on.’’
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