Katamatite has proven it can take it up to the best with a strong performance to knock over Shepparton East in Picola District Netball League on Saturday.OLIVER CAFFREY July 7, 2014 3:15am
Katamatite is sitting sixth on the ladder, but it continues to prove itself a Picola District Netball League south-east contender.
The Tigers were 11-goal winners over in-form Shepparton East on Saturday to keep in touch with the crowded finals race.
With the scores all-square at 22 going into the third term at Central Park, the Tigers opened up a seven-goal buffer heading into three-quarter time before playing out the game well.
Katamatite playing coach Cassia Colbeck said a tough defeat to Tungamah the previous week steeled the Tigers for battle.
‘‘We knew it was going to be tough and a huge challenge, but we only just lost to them last time, so we knew we had it in us,’’ Colbeck said.
‘‘The loss to Tungamah showed we aren’t too far off the top sides, but we just had to improve a few things against Shepp East and I think we did that well.’’
Goal keeper Breanna Olsson was outstanding for the Tigers alongside fellow defender Carina Tenace, while Emma Skehan played a huge role in the impressive second half performance.
Olsson was able to limit Shepparton East’s Jenni McCluskey’s influence on the contest.
Ria Hodge and Colbeck were on fire around goals.
Apart from runaway leader Dookie United on top of the ladder and bottom sides Katunga and Waaia, the ladder is incredibly close.
Just six points separate second-placed Katandra and the Tigers.
With only five home-and-away rounds left, there is going to be one desperately unlucky team that misses out on playing finals this season.
In other games, Katandra edged past Rennie 43-39, Dookie continued its winning run by downing Tungamah 44-35 and Katunga won its second game of the season, defeating winless rival Waaia 59-40.
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