Sport

Saints do no wrong

By Aydin Payne

A FOUR quarter effort was the catalyst for Benalla’s brilliant 11-goal win against Kyabram in its round eight Goulburn Valley League netball upset.

The Saints had the upper hand before running away in the final term, outscoring the Bombers 11-5.

Victorious coach Grace Warnock said her side was pumped to clinch its second win of the season.

‘‘It was an awesome result, everyone was pumped after the game,’’ Warnock said.

‘‘We finally put together a four-quarter effort and we had our side at full strength, it was a pleasing result.

‘‘We focused hard on bringing a positive attitude and not worrying on the result. Everyone stood up, which was great to see.’’

Benalla’s Bridget Hill was at her best in attack, while Warnock and Chloe Hill starred in defence.

‘‘Bridget played a solid game and shot at a high percentage, she was outstanding,’’ Warnock said.

‘‘Hopefully next week we can use this momentum and keep the positivity high.’’

Emma Ryan, Lauren Clymo and Sharni Clark were named the best performers for the Bombers.

In other results, Shepparton United bounced back from last week’s loss with a dominant 81-25 win against Euroa.

Elivia Hall, Tamara Skinner and Laura Cole were all pivotal in leading the Dees to a comfortable win.

Euroa’s Eliza Hoare, Caitlin Smith and Emma Burke fought hard.

Seymour ended the Shepparton Swans’ stellar run of six consecutive wins, romping to a 45-27 success at Princess Park.

Ellie O’Sullivan and Jess Lallo combined in the attacking third for the Lions, leading the way with their precision shooting.

Sarah Douglas and Nikita Single performed well in the midcourt for Seymour, while Jana Bruinier and Kristy Down stood tall for the Swans.

Shepparton enjoyed an 11-goal win against Rochester at Deakin Reserve.

The Bears’ second term helped set up the victory, as they piled on 18 goals to enter the main break with a seven-goal lead.

The win lifts last year’s grand finalists to fifth on the ladder — one game clear of Mooroopna in sixth.

Tatura put up a spirited fight against Mansfield at Tatura Park, falling away in the final term as the Eagles notched a 36-24 win.

The home side trailed at each break, but were within three goals at three-quarter time, as they searched for their elusive first win.

Mansfield found another gear and scored 14 goals to five in the last quarter, clinching its fourth win of the season.