In winners circle again at Long last

July 10, 2017

Longwood is celebrating its second win in four years after a 16-goal trouncing of Ardmona on Saturday.

It’s party time in Longwood.

The Redlegs won their second Kyabram District Netball League game in four years after defeating Ardmona by 16 goals on Saturday.

After being seven goals down at half-time, Jacqui Martin rallied the troops with a stern chat before the Redlegs came out to dominate the second half, scoring 28 goals.

Martin’s side won 45-19, sending the home side into raptures.

‘‘It was a really good day for us, we played an awesome brand of netball at home, in the wet and the girls are stoked,’’ Martin said.

‘‘I am pretty proud of the girls’ efforts yesterday, we played really well, moved the ball quickly and I thought our pressure was the best it has been this season.’’

Shooters Jenna Fitzgibbon and co-coach Kait Carracher were dominant inside the arc, scoring from all angles, while Martin hoped her side could capitalise on its first win of the season.

‘‘We have a few easier games coming up now, so hopefully the girls can continue on and build on the win,’’ she said.

‘‘In saying that, the girls are still building, we have a lot of work to do.’’

The Redlegs face Undera, Rushworth and Girgarre after a bye next round.

Meanwhile, seventh-placed Violet Town edged out Rushworth by five goals away from home to record its third win in four weeks.

League leader Avenel was given a major scare against Murchison-Toolamba, falling across the line 39-38.

Before Saturday, the Swans’ closest win was in round six where they defeated second-placed Tallygaroopna by five goals.

Tallygaroopna proved too strong defeating Undera 61-30, while Lancaster fell well short of Stanhope.

The two sides fought it out at the Kyabram stadium with Stanhope winning 65-26, and in the the round’s other game Merrigum defeated Girgarre 53-34.

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