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Putting the bounce back in their step

By Riverine Herald

BOUNCING back — the response every coach wants to see after a heavy loss.

Lockington Bamawm United’s netballers gave Kerrie Taylor exactly that as they broke through for their first win of the season.

After suffering a 50-point demolition at the hands of reigning premiers White Hills last week, the Cats dug deep to secure a two-goal victory.

‘‘To put it simply it was an awesome win,’’ Taylor said.

‘‘Across all three sections of the court, every girl stepped it up.

‘‘It’s the perfect way to bounce back.’’

In a physical game, LBU needed their leaders to stand up and they did exactly that.

Returning duo Annalese Palmer and Rebecca Eade led the way for the home side in a stirring display of netball.

‘‘We couldn’t be happier with what the two girls have added to the team,’’ Taylor said.

‘‘Having players on the court that level of experience in a close game makes a world of difference.

‘‘It could have easily been a different result if they weren’t out there.’’

But while the duo earned the praise of their coach, it was the team defence element which caught the eye most notably.

‘‘Our accountability was outstanding,’’ Taylor explained.

‘‘I couldn’t have asked for a better effort from the girls.

‘‘That was the best our pressure has been in a very long time.’’

Wing defence Lyndall Taylor was the leader in that area of the contest, making several key interceptions throughout the match.

Her performance was made even more impressive by the fact she is still new to the position.

‘‘Lyndall has accepted the new role extremely well,’’ Taylor said.

‘‘She’s been like a duck to water.

‘‘I really look forward to watching her grow and continuing to impact matches.’’