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Bombers flexible

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June 11, 2018

Waaia continued a strong return to winning form with a confident dismissal of Strathmerton in Saturday’s Picola and District Netball League action.

Waaia continued a strong return to winning form with a confident dismissal of Strathmerton in Saturday’s Picola and District Netball League action.

In what had the potential to be a massive meeting with third on the ladder squaring off with fifth, the Bombers flexed their muscle to record a 17-goal win, 54-37.

Bombers coach Kirby Shanahan said it had been a terrific display against a quality side.

‘‘It was a tough one, it turned into quite a physical game, so it was good to get away with quite a good win,’’ she said.

‘‘We tried a few new positions and combinations, we made a lot of changes.

‘‘The girls adapted really well and it didn’t seem to interrupt them at all.’’

In what is becoming a red-hot contest at the top of the ladder, Waaia remains third on the table, despite its fantastic 8-1 record, with Blighty (9-0) and Tocumwal (8-1) still ahead of it.

It was the Bombers’ fourth straight win since the disappointing loss to Tocumwal in round six and Shanahan said the response had been first class.

‘‘It’s been really good, I feel like we’re really building well and not just cruising through the games,’’ she said.

‘‘We’re playing some really good netball. It’s always good to have a few wins on the board, it’s confidence-boosting and it means you know your preseason has paid off.

‘‘It’s coming together really well.’’

●In another ripping contest, Tocumwal ground out a strong five-goal win against the exciting Deniliquin Rovers.

In a game that measured where each side is at, the Bloods proved too good and sent the Roos back to the drawing board after their third loss of the year.

Blighty remained undefeated with a 12-goal win against Katamatite.

It was an improved showing from the Tigers, but the surging Redeyes made it nine in a row with the 57-46 win, with a good opportunity to make it a perfect 10 next week against Rennie.

The Hoppers won a thrilling scrap with Berrigan to move inside the top eight.

In a nail-biter, Rennie came up with big plays late in the contest to win 41-39, sealing its third win of the year.

Picola United continued a push for finals, moving to 4-5 for the season with a seven-goal win against Yarroweyah.

Katunga followed suit, beating Mathoura 61-48 to retain sixth spot on the ladder.

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