NOWHERE NEAR ENOUGH TIGER IN THE TANK
ROCHESTER’S ROCHESTER’S Maddie Maddy Egglestone Eggleton turned back this attack in the Goulburn Valley Netball League clash with Benalla on the weekend but when the final whistles were blown it had been a hard day at the office for the club. The netballers were defeated 41-33 to be left languishing in 11th on the ladder while the football got agonisingly close before losing by six – 9.19 (73) to 9.13 (67) – to slump to eighth place on the ladder after five rounds.
THE Rochester Tigerettes played out tight, competitive and hard fought games in all grades, however it was just the B-reserves winning against the strong Benalla Saints at home.
The under 17s had a stellar start to the game looking unstoppable with beautiful movement down the court by Annie Hughes and Ella Marsh.
The defensive pressure by Morghan Cairns and Zali Hocking was superb with many hands on balls and strong rebounds.
Goaler Tess Tegelove had her eye in the ring with accurate shooting and made powerful leads.
The second half saw the girls lose some momentum which allowed Benalla to take the lead.
Despite their best efforts to regain control of the game they went down by two goals 44-46 with Morghan Cairns (Shamrock hotel), Tess Tegelove (Star Bar) and Annie Hughes (Cafe´ 3561) getting the awards.
It was a bit of a flat start for the B-reserve girls but once they found their drive they proved they have what it takes to bring home a solid win 40-27.
Goalers Nicola Lehman and Hayley Coghill combined excellently together in the ring, moving well and rebounding any missed goals.
Lehman ran out an awesome game, not only goaling well but worked tirelessly to help bring the ball down the court.
Paige Crouch showed her versatility playing well in wing attack and changing to goal shooter where she shot with precision.
Teaghan Bubb worked hard in defence picking off intercepts and bringing the ball down the court.
Best players were Nicola Lehman (Kristie Hedington hair and make-up), Teaghan Bubb (Caltex fuel) and Hayley Coghill (Kit’s Kafe).
B grade knew they were in for a tough game when they took on an undefeated Benalla.
Defenders Shannen Keath, Linda Rasmussen and Maddy Holt worked overtime putting pressure on every pass.
Holt read the play well and picked off countless intercepts to pick up the Caltex Fuel awards.
Keath and Rasmussen worked well together defending in the ring and taking tough rebounds to earn the other best awards (Mona Lisa and Bellus Studio).
Goalers Lucy Ward and Jamie Dingwall positioned themselves well to receive the ball in the goal ring and fresh legs from Alyse Nalder opened up the attacking end and created space.
A hard fought game by all players but Rochy just going down by five goals 35-40.
The A grade girls also had a slow start to the game but after Bridgette Holt took an awesome flying intercept the girls lifted the intensity.
Maddy Egglestone got incredible defensive rebounds to every missed goal to send the ball back into the attack.
Tess Ringin worked tirelessly in the mid court causing pressure and creating strong play and Morgan Dingwall and Sahra Brooks shot with precision against tough defenders.
Linda Rasmussen came on at half time and brought more intensity to the game with lots of hands over pressure.
A strong game from all players but Benalla was too good defeating Rochester 41-33.
Best player awards went to Tess Ringin (Caltex fuel), Sahra Brooks (Caltex fuel) and Linda Rasmussen (Wine Tavern).
The Tigerettes will regroup and prepare themselves for next week against rivals Echuca Bombers at home.
Rochester’s Morgan Dingwall goaled well under pressure in the A grade game.
Sahra Brooks was on target for the Tigers.