Toil pays off for Bur­dekin

Townsville Bulletin - - SPORT - TRENT SLATTER

BUR­DEKIN have their sights set squarely on a top- two fin­ish in the Townsville City Net­ball premier league this sea­son af­ter prov­ing too strong for Phoenix 59- 23 on Mon­day night.

Bur­dekin have been in sen­sa­tional form over the past month – string­ing to­gether a four- match win­ning streak – and coach Cara Trindle felt they were reaping the re­wards of their hard work at train­ing.

“We’re work­ing hard on the prac­tice court and we’re bring­ing that into our games, es­pe­cially with some of the mar­gins,” Trindle said.

“We go into these games against the top teams with the mind­set that they’re go­ing to be ex­tremely tough and our goal is to start well and that’s what we’ve been do­ing.

“Our whole team re­ally stood up de­fen­sively ( against Phoenix), but again our sis­ter combo of Jack­e­lyn Coghill and Shelby Nor­ris were ex­cel­lent in the de­fen­sive cir­cle.”

Third- placed Bur­dekin are keep­ing the pres­sure on the lad­der lead­ers Nep­tunes and Saints with just four rounds left to play and Trindle was con­fi­dent they were right in the hunt for the mi­nor premier­ship.

“That’s our plan. We’ve got four games left and they’re all go­ing to be tough so we’re just go­ing to take it week- by- week and hope­fully keep ex­celling like we have,” she said.

In other games, Nep­tunes had a 34- 31 win over Mar­i­anVix­ens while Saints proved too strong for Ru­n­aways 66- 54.

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