Shepparton was made to earn it, but it has conquered Kyabram and in the process put a dent in the Bombers' hopes of making Goulburn Valley Netball League finals.GEORGINA CAHILL August 4, 2014 3:05am
Kyabram’s finals hopes were all but crushed by Shepparton in Goulburn Valley Netball League on Saturday.
Kyabram sits eighth on the ladder, while the Bears sit fourth after the round-14 clash.
The Bombers came out firing and led at the first break 10-9.
However, Shepparton outscored the Bombers 14-8 in the second quarter to hold a five-goal lead at the main break.
Momentum continued to swing the Bears’ way in the third quarter where they added 15 goals to Kyabram’s 11.
The Bears held a nine-goal lead going into the final quarter and a huge fourth quarter allowed them to cement a 16-goal win.
Bears coach Tracey Brereton said the scoreline did not reflect the tough tussle that unfolded.
‘‘It was very tough and physical which we expected,’’ Brereton said.
Brereton said after a slow start her side took the most of its chances.
‘‘We started a little bit sluggish,’’ she said.
‘‘(Then) we started to convert our turnovers at crucial times.’’
Taylah Shanahan was best-on-court for the Bears.
Shanahan came onto the court in the second quarter and ran out the game in centre.
Brereton said Erin McLeod also stood up for her side.
‘‘She played at wing defence for the majority of the game,’’ Brereton said.
Goal attack Lucy Teague-Neeld shot accurately under goals and moved well in the goal circle.
Steph O’Nial got her hands on plenty of the netball through the midcourt and was best for the Bombers.
Sharni Clark and Holly Butler also fought hard for the Bombers.
Brereton said the Bombers’ goalers were strong on Saturday.
‘‘Their goaling combination of Kath Hard and Elle Groves, they were fantastic and they were really hard for us to overcome,’’ she said.
Coca-Cola Amatil has confirmed it will be pressing on with its $100 million redevelopment of SPC Ardmona.
Beautiful weather greeted Tungamah residents for the 18th running of the Tungamah Lions Ten Thousand on Sunday.
When Keith and Marion Grumley and their growing family moved to Tatura on January 18, 1968, little did they know that it would be the start of a long and lasting connection to the town.
Mary and Molly Byrne are urging others to support National Bandanna Day today.
Rochester Rotary Club has celebrated its 50th birthday in style.
Sorting future of Campaspe pools
A theatre production with a difference is coming to Seymour.
Local athletes will go head-to-head with some of the best competitors from around the world in swimming and athletics in December.
District residents and visitors will be able to enjoy some of the region’s most beautiful private gardens on Sunday.
The 116th annual Cobram Show went off with a bang at the weekend, drawing in crowds from far and wide for two days of fun.
The annual Deniliquin Garage and Town Sale event is being held tomorrow, and more than 16 homes are registered for the bargain day.
Fifty new full-time jobs will be created at Tatura with a multimillion-dollar expansion of the abattoirs expected to be announced today.
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