Benalla has put up a strong performance to post a solid 14-goal victory against Kyabram in Goulburn Valley Netball League.GEORGINA CAHILL July 28, 2014 3:20am
Benalla took charge from the opening centre pass to storm home with a 14-goal win against Kyabram in Goulburn Valley Netball League on Saturday.
After round 14 the Saints sit second on the ladder, while the Bombers sit three wins outside the top six in eighth spot.
The Saints led at each break at Kyabram Recreation Reserve and were too strong for the Bombers across four quarters.
Benalla took command early and lead 13-10 at the first break.
The Saints shot accurately in the second quarter to increase their lead to six goals at the main break.
In a close third quarter the Saints outscored the Bombers 13-11.
The Saints increased their lead from 11 goals to 16 goals at the final siren.
Bombers coach Belinda Lees said her side was forced into turning the ball over.
‘‘It was a really tough game,’’ Lees said.
‘‘It was physical, it was quick as well.’’
Lees said the Saints’ shooters were instrumental in their win.
‘‘I think their goalers were really poised and converted all their opportunities,’’ Lees said.
‘‘They forced us into making a lot of errors.
‘‘Kellie Keen delivered the ball really nicely to Grace Thomas under the post, which caused our defenders a bit of a headache.’’
Gracie Hide again proved why she is one of the best defenders in the league and was outstanding in goal defence, while Olivia Osborne provided drive through the midcourt.
At just 14 years old Bomber Maddie Eggleston made her senior debut against Shepparton United last week.
Eggleston came on at half-time and spent the second half in goal defence and earned Lees’ praise.
Kath Hard shot well for the Bombers, while Holly Butler applied plenty of defensive pressure in wing defence.
In a tough, physical contest, Lees was pleased with her side’s endeavour.
‘‘I’m just glad we’re actually showing some desire and want,’’ she said.
‘‘I just think we weren’t good enough.’’
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