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Girgarre gets eye-opener after copping Nagambie hiding

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June 19, 2017

Despite Nagambie's one-sided win against Girgarre on Saturday, Lakers coach Abby Misiti was disappointed in her side's first quarter.

Girgarre struggled to cope with Nagambie’s pressure, ability and composure in a one-sided Kyabram District Netball League contest on Saturday.

Debbie McArdle’s side jumped out of the blocks scoring 10 goals in the first quarter, but unfortunately it went all downhill from there, losing 75-17.

‘‘We started the game off quite good, but then I do not know what happened from then on,’’ McArdle said.

‘‘We were not able to match it, they were just too strong and when we got the ball inside our offensive D we could not capitalise.’’

The Kangaroos only managed seven goals after quarter-time and McArdle put that down to her side’s inability to convert and the Lakers’ pressure.

‘‘They were very good, our girls have not played anyone of that calibre yet this season and I think it was a bit of an eye-opener,’’ she said.

Lakers coach Abby Misiti has high standards and was disappointed with her side’s first quarter.

‘‘It was a good game overall, but I feel we conceded too many goals in the first quarter,’’ Misiti said.

‘‘It was disappointing, but as the game wore on the girls defended better as a unit and we really restricted them.’’

Misiti also singled out the impact of dominant wing defence Morgan Zotti.

‘‘She was really good all day, she worked hard, fought for the ball and got plenty of intercepts,’’ Misiti said.

In other game, reigning premier Avenel proved too strong for Rushworth, 58-25, and Merrigum belted bottom side Longwood, 65-20.

As a result, the Bulldogs sit in the top six, having won five of their past six games.

Murchison-Toolamba continues to ride its impressive form under Phil Bryant, winning its past six games.

The Grasshoppers beat Lancaster 59-47 in a thrilling contest.

Stanhope made it three on the trot after edging out Undera 35-21, while Violet Town proved too classy for Ardmona, winning 57-31.

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