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.
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