Youth fires up

By Seymour Telegraph

For a second week in a row, Nagambie’s netball team prioritised youth in what was a lopsided match against Ardmona in the Kyabram District Netball League.

Facing a winless Ardmona side, Nagambie essentially played keepings off in their 88-11 win.

‘‘It was fairly one sided. We expected that, so we used the game to work on a few things,’’ Nagambie’s A-grade coach Sarah Sanderson said.

‘‘There’s not a lot to be gained to win by so much — we just continue to get some games into the younger girls.’’

Under-17s player Mackenzie Brown lined up for her first A-grade appearance, impressing in defence.

Meanwhile, Lakers shooter Tasmin Taylor-Lloyd played her 100th game for the club, marking the occasion with a best on court performance. The 17-year-old has risen through the ranks of Nagambie’s junior squads and continues to cement her spot in the A-grade side.

In other results, Nagambie’s B-grade team demolished Ardmona 125-3, while C-grade had an equally massive win, 109-1.

In juniors, the Under-17s had the week off after Ardmona forfeited due to lack of numbers, while Nagambie’s Under 15s won big, beating their opponents 50-17.

‘‘All the games were pretty lopsided — everyone had good four solid quarter matches, and just worked on their own game a bit more,” Sanderson said.

With no Nagambie netballer lining up for Interleague this weekend, the Lakers will look ahead to Murchison in two weeks’ time.

After two easy beats this past fortnight, the Lakers welcome the tougher challenges that await.

‘‘It’s been stop start to start the year,’’ Sanderson said.

‘‘We’ve had the bye and Easter break, so after interleague we’re looking to have a decent and consecutive run of matches.’’