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Redlegs just keep on bringing pressure

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August 03, 2017

Tallygaroopna defender Tanya Ross and her teammates will be aiming for their 11th consecutive win on Saturday when they meet Murchison-Toolamba.

The juggernaut continues to roll on at Tallygaroopna and on Saturday Julie Telford’s side will be hoping to make it 10 wins straight.

The Redlegs host Murchison-Toolamba and with both clubs coming off a bye, Telford believed her side was fresh to prepare for another finals campaign.

‘‘We are excited, we trained really over the break, we have a pretty fit squad and the girls are all firing at the moment,’’ Telford said.

Tahla Sidebottom and Melinda Kittlety have been influential for the second-placed Redlegs in attack, but Telford praised the ability of everyone, struggling to single out a select few.

‘‘Every week our girls continue to grind, they pressure up the court and just want to defend in order to get the ball back,’’ Telford said.

The Redlegs have scored 151 more goals than the Kyabram District Netball League’s next best side and Telford put that down to her side’s relentless pressure.

‘‘It starts from our shooters, as soon the ball is turned over they defend almost as good as anyone, and if it gets past them then the opposition need to beat the next line and so on,’’ Telford said.

On five separate occasions the Redlegs have scored more than 70 goals this season and in comparison, the Grasshoppers have only scored more than 50 once.

If results fall in their favour the Redlegs could sit on top of the table, while the Grasshoppers, who are in sixth, could fall outside the finals bracket.

Ardmona will be hoping to bounce back after its loss to Girgarre when it hosts Lancaster.

The Wombats sit two places and three wins better off than the Cats.

A second win for Longwood could potentially have it trade places with the Kangaroos, with the strugglers to meet in what should be a tight one.

Merrigum hosts ladder leader Avenel, while Undera travels to Rushworth looking for its sixth win from its past seven games.

Violet Town, on the cusp of a finals position, will host third-placed Nagambie.

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