Myrtle­ford on the im­prove

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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.”

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