Sport

Why fix it if it ain’t broken?

By Andrew Johnston

WHAT DO you do at this time of season if you are Moama?

You’re on top of the Murray Netball League ladder and you’re putting sides away by ridiculous numbers week in and week out.

And you add to that on Saturday by beating Tungamah by 71 goals — a game that coach Jacqui James puts down to Moama just doing what they do best.

‘‘It was a really good result for us,’’ she said.

‘‘We didn’t change anything up too much. We didn’t do anything out of the ordinary.

‘‘We stuck to our game plan and just made some minor tweaks.’’

It looks almost certain that Moama are going to romp home to the premiership for a second year in a row.

So, what do you do?

You experiment — just in case.

That’s what Moama have started to do, according to James.

‘‘We’ve started to look at some different things on the court,’’ she said.

‘‘We play a particular style of netball that works really well for us, and has done for most of the season.

‘‘But we have lost a game this year where we were forced to play a different way and we couldn’t get over the line.

‘‘So, we’ve started to look at things we can do differently so that we can change things up on the court later in the season if the situation needs us to do so.’’

It’s another notch in the belt to this already dominant Moama side.

And they aren’t even huge changes the Magpies are making.

‘‘It’s only doing simple changes like playing our players in a different position on the court,’’ she said.

‘‘It makes us more versatile across the court, it means that when push comes to shove we can make some adjustments to our opponents game style and match up on them better.

‘‘It’s not a case where we have to change our game altogether — what we have done this year has been great and has gotten us the results that we expect from our team — but it makes us even more dynamic.’’

The Mowers will take on third placed Numurkah at home this Saturday, before heading into their late season bye.