A full-strength Mulwala has proven too strong for an injury-hit Congupna to post its second straight win in Murray Netball League.MATTHEW GALEA April 21, 2014 3:15am
Mulwala put in another efficient performance against Congupna to record two wins from its first two Murray Netball League games this season.
The final margin of 36 goals spoke of the gap in quality and resources between the two sides.
While Congupna’s injury-hit A-grade squad was forced to play the same seven girls all match, Mulwala was able to rotate 10 players throughout the course of the game.
‘‘We rotated all day had had 10 girls take the court with everyone getting three quarters or one half, besides one,’’ Lions co-coach Casey Hudgson said.
‘‘I think most of the combinations worked well, not that anything really stood out.’’
Jess Thompson impressed in her 150th game for the club, as did Cara Wood in her 250th game.
Steph Beams and Emma-Jane Schifferle shot well in attack and proved a handful for Congupna defenders Kate Jeffery and Teagan Fairley.
Young Jeffery was a real positive for Congupna coach Dwight Graham.
‘‘She really stood out on the court,’’ Graham said.
‘‘She played goal keeper against some strong shooters and did very, very well.’’
It was Kate’s mum, Nicci, who got Graham’s nod for The Road’s best-on-court for her fine leadership and work-rate in wing attack.
Graham said his side was outclassed, but felt the final score line should have been closer with his side missing a number of chances.
‘‘Their basic skills, their speed and accuracy was just better than ours,’’ Graham said.
‘‘If we made a mistake it was punished .
Hudgson said her side needed to build on a good start to the season.
‘‘We’ve got a couple of tough games coming up now against Numurkah and Echuca United and they will be very good tests,’’ Hudgson said.
‘‘The top six is wide open and where everyone will finish is unknown, so hopefully we can keep on winning.’’
Deniliquin Rams won the day’s other game, beating Finley 53-37 to join Cobram, Echuca United, Numurkah and Tongala on the winners’ list from Good Friday.
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