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.’’
Shepparton’s Declo Bisimwa firmly believes education is the key to a better life.
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.
Garners Boxing Gym in Echuca is encouraging young people to get active with weekly boxing/cardio classes.
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.
Tomorrow is a Total Fire Ban day in Deniliquin, meaning no fires can be lit in the open and all fire permits are suspended.
Fifty new full-time jobs will be created at Tatura with a multimillion-dollar expansion of the abattoirs expected to be announced today.
Remembering Australian political giant Gough Whitlam who once called on Benalla police to stop then Treasurer Frank Crean on his journey up the Hume to phone the PM.
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