On the road to redemption

May 07, 2018

Congupna won an important clash and its first game of the season against Shepparton East by 11 goals.

Congupna won an important clash and its first game of the season against Shepparton East by 11 goals.

The Road coach Sam Gill said she was relieved to finally get a win on the board, but knew at the start of the season her team would take time to jell.

‘‘We’ve got some new players and a lot of us haven’t played together before,’’ she said.

‘‘It’s been a bit of a struggle, we’ve had some close ones, but haven’t been able to do it for the whole four quarters like we did this weekend.’’

Gill said she was extremely proud of the team’s effort across the board.

‘‘Everyone did their job and as a coach that’s all you can ask for,’’ she said.

‘‘We were in front the whole game, but talked about really putting the foot down in the last quarter and we did.’’

Lauren Orr performed strongly shooting 30 of Congupna’s 50 goals and midcourter Ebony Peter also performed well.

‘‘If I could’ve have split best-on-court between everyone I would have, you really could’ve given it to anyone,’’ Gill said.

●Numurkah’s scoring power was on show this weekend, defeating Finley 58-39.

The win extends its winning streak to five, having lost its opening game of the season to Rumbalara.

The Cats had the bye last week and could not match it leaving them 13th on the ladder only ahead of Katandra and Nathalia.

●The best defence versus the worst attack led to an expected result.

A powerful Moama outfit continued on its merry way at the weekend defeating Katandra 58-19.

The stingiest defence in the league has seen teams score a combined 115 goals against it for the season, giving it a healthy 251.3 percentage.

Katandra is yet to record a win, struggling to make an impact in the goal circle having put up just 106 goals.

●Rumbalara beat Tungamah by a comprehensive 24 goals in-front of a home crowd.

Third-placed Rumbalara won 51-27 leaving the Bears flailing outside the top eight, now four points shy.

Rumbalara has only chalked up one loss this season in a close encounter to table-topper Deniliquin by three goals.

●Barooga bounced back from a close loss to Tongala last week to defeat Nathalia 56-23.

The win leaves the Hawks sitting just outside the top eight, leading four other teams on one win with a healthy percentage.

Nathalia continued a worrying trend of form, leaving it bottom without a win from five appearances.

●Deniliquin now sits alone atop of the Murray Netball League ladder after securing a hard-fought win over Tongala.

The Rams eventually came away with a 54-50 win, as Tongala experienced defeat for the first time this season.

The loss means it joins the logjam in second position on the ladder with four teams sitting at 5-1.

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