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Euroa loses spot in top six after shock loss to Rochester

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July 31, 2017

With playing coach Laura Emanuelli back into the side after being absent against Shepparton, her return was not enough to stop the Tigers from winning just their fourth game of the season.

Euroa’s finals hopes have hit a hurdle following a shock 11-goal loss to Rochester on Saturday.

The Magpies have lost their past two games since recording a stunning victory against the Shepparton Swans in round 13.

With playing coach Laura Emanuelli back into the side after being absent against Shepparton, her return was not enough to stop the Tigers from winning just their fourth game of the season.

Trailing at quarter-time, Rochester worked to a two-goal advantage at the main break before a 15-goal final term secured the victory.

Two points outside the top six, Euroa will look to regroup during the break before facing Mansfield, Tatura and Seymour in the run home.

Mooroopna took the Magpies’ spot in the six following a convincing win against Seymour, ending the Lions’ three-game winning streak.

The game was in the Cats’ hands at half-time as they had an 18-goal lead, with Victorian Netball League stars Mia Fallon and Kate Fletcher sending superb feeds into the ring.

Shepparton United young gun Laura Cole produced another brilliant showing after stepping back into the senior side against Tatura.

With plenty of talent coach Di Hanslow would like to develop, the teenager was her side’s best-on-court in the 10-goal win.

Taylor Rokahr and Roey Johnstone put in admirable performances for the Bulldogs, but the Demons continued to have a sizeable margin at every break.

Mansfield produced as much intensity as it could muster to score eight goals to Kyabram’s 13 in the opening quarter of the clash.

But it remained only a matter of time before the Bombers exerted their influence, shooting 19 goals in the second quarter to take the game 65-17.

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