Netballers fight for consistency

16/01/2019 // by admin

CELESTE Morrison is surrounded by the Turvey Park defence at Leeton Showground last Saturday.RFNL netball

A SEASON’S-WORST performance against Turvey Park has dropped Leeton-Whitton to third on the Riverina A grade ladder.

The Crows were never in the hunt against the Bulldogs, eventually going down 57-41.

Coach Nicole Matthews admitted Turvey Park had played good netball.

“They came out firing at the start and had a hold on us from the first quarter,” she said.

“It was hard last time against them, it rained and the game was called off, and one of their main shooters didn’t play.

“If she’s on, she’s on and this time she was pretty good.”

The Crows turned the ball over too many times to remain competitive even on their home court.

Having gone through the first round of the season undefeated, Matthews would not admit to being concerned just yet.

“I just know they can do better,” she said.

“We just need to be a bit more consistent. We are hot and cold at the moment.

“We’ve got to get past it, we’ve got to step it up and we need to start pushing forward.

“We’ve got three games left and our aim is to finish top three, second or third, to get the second chance.

“Hopefully we play to our potential come finals.”

This week the Crows travel to Wagga to take on the Tigers, but will be without key players in each third – Katelyn Clyne (defence), Clare Vant (centre) and Meg Collins (attack).

The coach is already looking at the draw for the final three rounds, with first and second-placed Mangoplah-Cookardinia United-Eastlakes and Narrandera yet to play each other again.

“We’re lucky we had a good run in the first round,” Matthews said.

“Our girls can do it and they do want to. We’ve got the potential to be there at the end, we just need to be positive.”

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