Following a three-quarter time shuffling of her players by Stanhope coach Kerrie Gray, the Lions have fought back from a deficit to conquer Tallygaroopna in Kyabram District Netball League.GEORGINA CAHILL August 11, 2014 3:20am
Trailing by three goals at three-quarter time, Stanhope coach Kerrie Gray shifted all but two players around the netball court.
The moves proved match-winning when the Lions met Tallygaroopna in round 18 of Kyabram District Netball League on Saturday.
Stanhope claimed a thrilling four-goal win against the Redlegs, but Gray said it was a close contest from start to finish.
‘‘The lead just fluctuated throughout the game,’’ Gray said.
‘‘Tally started really strong and I think they might have been four or five goals zip at the start before we scored.’’
In a hard-fought contest, the Lions took an early 13-9 lead at the first break.
The Redlegs clawed their way back to level scores at half-time.
The Redlegs again got on top in the third quarter and held a three-goal lead going into the final quarter.
Gray shifted all players bar her goal shooter and centre and said it was a testament to the versatility of her side.
‘‘Lots of sides aren’t able to make as many changes as what we did yet still settle and stay in touch,’’ she said.
The Lions dug deep in the final quarter to power home to a four-goal win.
Shooter Sam Gill came off in the third quarter then provided an injection of fresh legs into the Lions’ attack.
Jamieson Vick and Emma Hill provided plenty of drive through the midcourt, while Casey Livingston was outstanding in attack.
Gray said the Redlegs’ defenders were outstanding, but her shooters stood their ground.
‘‘I was really pleased with how our goalers stood up to the challenge and played,’’ she said.
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