The Cats lost their first match in the Heathcote and District Netball Association to Mt Pleasant on Saturday.GEORDIE COWAN May 13, 2014 3:04am
Lockington-Bamawm United’s A grade team fell to its first defeat of the Heathcote and District Netball Association season on Saturday, outplayed by Mt Pleasant.
Mounts were on top from the start of the match, leading 10-5 at the first change, and the rest of the match followed in a similar vein as the visitors won 40-24.
Cats coach Amy Halloran said the loss was disappointing because the team had looked forward to getting a gauge of how good it was going.
‘‘The 16-goal loss (on Saturday) was really disappointing because we didn’t play anywhere near our best netball,’’ she said.
‘‘Especially after a really good game against Leitchville-Gunbower the week before.’’
The biggest thing the coach was unhappy about was how the players reacted to the pressure exerted by Mt Pleasant.
‘‘What was letting us down was our decision-making under pressure,’’ Halloran said.
‘‘We haven’t experienced that pressure this year and our execution was terrible.
‘‘We also missed a lot of goal opportunities.
‘‘Our defensive pressure was good all across the board, but we got dominated.’’
While disappointed to register its first loss and drop to fourth on the ladder, Halloran said the team could take confidence from what Colbinabbin did last season.
‘‘Last year we only dropped one game (in the home and away season) and it didn’t mean anything in the end,’’ she said.
‘‘Colbinabbin won from fifth last year.
‘‘But you learn a lot from your losses and good sides bounce back.’’
Halloran said goal defence Jenna Oliver was the team’s best player, while wing attack Kristy Roulston played well on a much taller girl.
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