Saints un­able to over­come Dogs

Benalla Ensign - - Sport -

Be­nalla Saints net­ballers’ strong sec­ond half on the courts could not pre­vent them from fall­ing to their 10th loss this sea­son.

Play­ing against the Tatura Bull­dogs on Satur­day, the Be­nalla Saints kept the score­line re­spectable in the third and fourth quar­ters with a strong show­ing, but it couldn’t save them from los­ing the match — the end score 28-46 in the Dogs’ favour.

The Saints were in with a chance for the first quar­ter, six goals down at the first whis­tle.

But it went down­hill shortly af­ter­wards — and by half-time the Dogs’ lead had dou­bled to 12 and the Saints were in trouble.

The home side went goal for goal for the majority of the third spell, only let­ting a few more slip through as the Dogs ex­tended the lead to 15 goals go­ing into the last.

In the fi­nal term, again the Saints put on a good show in their high­estscor­ing quar­ter of the match (nine goals), but the Dogs’ at­tack was too fe­ro­cious and once again they ex­tended the lead by three.

The loss leaves the Saints on the bot­tom of the Goul­burn Val­ley Netball League lad­der with one win from 11 matches.

Tatura mean­while remains in sev­enth, just eight points short of a fi­nals berth.

Next up for the Saints is an away game against high-fly­ing Sey­mour.

The Li­ons sit on the sec­ond rung of the lad­der, boast­ing nine wins and just two losses from their sea­son so far. Greta 3.7, 7.9, 10.11, 12.14 (86) Gooram­bat 1.1, 4.1, 5.6, 5.8 (38) GOALS Greta: C. Dube 3, T. Ar­row­smith 3, J. Humphries 2, R. Mullen, T. Web­ster, B. Gra­ham, B. New­bold. Gooram­bat: E. Cooke 2, A. Cook 2, L. Her­nan. BEST Greta: J. Morham, P. Fruzyn­ski, C. Dube, J. Law­ford, T. Web­ster, S. McLeod. Gooram­bat: Best Play­ers: A. Cook, P. Brom­ley, J. Webb, J. Dal­ton, S. Rod­well, T. O'Lough­lin.

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