Myrtleford on the improve
MYRTLEFORD A Grade netball coach Lindy Singleton has spoken glowingly of her team following what she described as their best performance this season.
The Saints lead Yarrawonga for almost three quarters before being run over in the final term to lose 51-41 to the traditional powerhouse.
“They have improved so, so much,” Singleton said.
“They are getting confident with each other, the intensity was amazing and that’s what we have been trying to work on, lifting that intensity and work rate.”
Singleton said the seven on-court players performed so well that it was impossible for her to make a change until the final quarter when Grace McKerral replaced Jaclyn McAlpine at wing attack.
The winless Saints will be a big chance to bring home the four points for the first time this season when they face Wodonga Raiders after the bye.
“We have had a couple of games that we thought should have been winnable but at that stage we probably weren’t quite settled but now we’re playing some good net- ball,” Singleton said.
One change the Saints have made is the inclusion of Eden Broz who has been a revelation at goal shooter.
Broz backed up her strong performance last week with another 33 goals at a gamehigh 77 per cent.
Singleton said Broz was perhaps unlucky to miss out on A Grade selection across the first month of netball.
“The last two weeks it’s just been like she’s meant to be there, I think her hunger is there and she wants to stay there now, she is playing amazing netball,” she said.
And while the wins are yet come for the Myrtleford’s A grade, the B and C grades both sit just outside the top five with even 3-3 ledgers.
“The enthusiasm is really good which is nice, the last couple of years they have maybe just rocked up and gone through the motions but this year we have got the girls thinking beyond that,” Singleton said.
“The vibe around the place is really good and we are all off the bottom of the ladder which is a bonus, just a couple more wins would be nice but we have got rid of all those huge losses from the past few years.”