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Undera back to focusing on own game to regain form

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June 15, 2017

After three losses on the trot, Undera coach Kate Murphy will be looking to help turn her side's fortunes around against Stanhope on Saturday.

Not much has changed in the Kyabram District Netball League, but Undera will be looking to get back to winning ways against Stanhope on Saturday.

After an impressive start to the season, Kate Murphy’s side has lost three games on the trot, but the playing coach hoped her side’s fortunes would turn around.

‘‘We are not in the best of form at the moment, we have lost a few games, but we are confident we can bounce back,’’ Murphy said.

‘‘By all means it is going to be a tough game, but the girls are confident and we have been working on a few things in training.’’

Having chased shadows for the past few weeks, Murphy said it was imperative her side went back to its own game rather than focusing on the opposition.

‘‘We have played the competition’s best sides in Avenel and Nagambie the last few weeks, and we have probably focused a lot on them, rather than us,’’ Murphy said.

‘‘At training we have worked on fixing our game and doing what we need to do to get the win.’’

Murphy highlighted the significance of team defence, but was thrilled with how shooters Cindy Batey and Mikaela Thomson had performed this season.

‘‘Those two have been really good for us,’’ Murphy said.

‘‘They are very consistent and despite having to move them around a bit, I think they have been really good.’’

Meanwhile, Avenel will aim to keep its unbeaten record when it hosts Rushworth.

Second-placed Nagambie is expected to easily dispatch of second bottom Girgarre, while Murchison-Toolamba hosts Lancaster.

The Grasshoppers are going for their sixth straight win, with their last loss coming against Tallygaroopna in round four.

Merrigum, who sits in sixth position, will be aiming to cement a finals spot against winless Longwood.

It may only be round eight, but a win against Ardmona will keep Violet Town within touching distance of the top six, or even jump into the finalists bracket.

The Towners have lost three of their past four games, while the Cats are not in the best of form either having lost their past three games by a combined total of 115 goals.

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