LOCKINGTON Bamawm United is in dire straits.
After the Cats’ fifth successive loss in the Heathcote and District Netball League, something needs to change.
Saturday’s 14-goal loss to mid-table Elmore away from home was perhaps the hardest to stomach so far.
The loss has sealed the side’s fate that they will not play finals this year.
Unless something miraculous happens in the next 12 days over the interleague bye, the Cats will once again miss out on September’s games.
With a 0-5 record and 13 games remaining, the Cats would have to win at least eight of those to be competitive and challenge the likes of Huntly and Elmore (both sides have beaten LBU this year) for that sixth spot.
Amongst those losses have been close results, like that against Huntly (37-43) where the signs were promising, and a result was close, coach Amanda Walker promised.
Following this week’s much-needed rest and relaxation for the Cats, they will return to the courts to take on Heathcote.
Fellow strugglers in the Saints, the Cats must make the most of this opportunity to record its maiden win at home and get off the bottom rung of the ladder.
Having also scored the least amount of goals in the league (133), and conceded the second most (263), it will be vital for the Cats to be tight defensively, and put away their chances when presented.
That match will be held in Lockington on May 26, with the first pass thrown at 2.45pm.
Lockington Bamawm United coach Amanda Walker was contacted for comment.