Tally switched back on as Undera is taken off air for year

September 04, 2017

Fleet of foot: Mikaela Thomas, like a ballet dancer, controls the ball with her fingertips during Undera's loss.

Goals galore: Tahla Sidebottom lead the way for Tallygaroopna staring as GA.

Eye of the tiger: Isobel Gribben looks to release the ball ahead of her opponent Mikaela Thomas.

Tallygaroopna has booked its place in the first semi-final after demolishing Undera in Saturday’s Kyabram District Football League elimination final.

The Redlegs were dominant inside the arc with shooters Melinda Kittlety and Tahla Sidebottom making the most of every opportunity, ensuring the third-placed side would claim a 68-18 victory at Undera.

The 50-goal win ensured Julie Telford’s side bounced back to winning ways after losing to Stanhope to finish the regular season, as Isobel Gribben in wing attack and Lisa Hueston controlled the ascendancy across the middle third.

‘‘We didn’t play so well last week, we were disappointed with the result and the girls really wanted to bounce back,’’ Telford said.

‘‘We had a tough session on the track, the spirit was really high and the girls were exceptional with their pressure.’’

Telford put her side’s return to form down to its desire to win.

‘‘We just work hard for each other, we want to win, no-one likes losing and we just want to go out and play good netball,’’ Telford said.

‘‘Everyone is out there to work within their capabilities, we want to improve every week and, hopefully, we can continue on next week.’’

In their biggest game of the season the Lions were kept to their lowest score, not posting more than 20 goals for the first time this year.

‘‘The defenders did quite well, but all over the court we defended well,’’ Telford said.

Lions coach Kate Murphy was limited in her supply going forward, while Amanda Gledhill and Amber Phillips were kept busy at the other end trying to lessen the Redlegs’ onslaught.

As a result, the Redlegs will look to exact revenge on Stanhope after it proved too strong for Murchison-Toolamba, winning yesterday’s elimination final 36-26.

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