Netballers have one goal for 2018

April 09, 2018

Tina Wishart of Leitchville-Gunbower collides with Brittany Shannon of North Bendigo during the HDFNL A Reserve netball match between Leitchville-Gunbower and North Bendigo. Photo by Luke Hemer.

BEFORE the season, the Bombers identified a goal.

The boys had a flag, now the girls wanted to deliver one as well.

And the road to that flag started with a win.

Though the Bombers had to make a late charge to get there.

Down in the final quarter, Leitchville-Gunbower came from behind to register a three goal victory over North Bendigo.

Coach Jordy Holman said she was proud of her side for starting with a win.

‘‘It’s fantastic for us to come off with a result like that,’’ Holman said.

‘‘We were coming up against a side who are always competitive and give us a great game, so we were really happy to get that win to start our season off.

Holman said her club showed a great deal of character in making the late charge for the victory.

‘‘We were down at points in that last quarter,’’ Holman said.

‘‘Our patience in that quarter and our ability to stay calm in that quarter was really important. When you are trying to get yourselves back into a game you sometimes have a tendency to try and rush to get back into the match. But we held our nerve, didn’t make silly shots and fought the right way to get back into the match.

‘‘We still have a few young players but it shows something about the quality of the girls that they were able to make that comeback in a difficult game.’’

Holman said her side would need to look at their fitness for games going forward.

‘‘It was a hot day, which you don’t expect with netball being a winter sport,’’ Holman said.

‘‘The heat got to us at stages so we learnt that we need to work harder to get fitter so we don’t run out late in games.’’

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