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April 10, 2018

ECHUCA United got its season back on track with a thrilling five-goal win over the Cobram Tigers on Saturday.

ECHUCA United got its season back on track with a thrilling five-goal win over the Cobram Tigers on Saturday.

The Eagles lost heavily in round one to rivals the Moama Magpies in the first challenge for the Three Jacks Trophy.

But they turned their form around away from home at Cobram, recording the club’s first win of the year.

Echuca United netball president Tracey Pearson said the 41-36 win was a fantastic result — especially for such a young side.

‘‘It was a great comeback actually. They’re only a young team, with only two of last year’s side still there.

‘‘They’re still getting to know each other and how they play.

‘‘It was pretty even the whole way through. (Head coach Rohan Starkey) was rapt with the way they played,’’ she said.

Pearson said it was important for the side to bounce back and claim a result away from home early in the season.

The win sees the Eagles now in 10th out of 15 teams in the Murray Football Netball League.

‘‘Remember it’s only our second game, so as long as you can keep building on your performances like we did, that’s the main thing — and working hard.

‘‘Jess Davidson and Fallon Lieschke got the awards for our side, they played fantastically,’’ Pearson said.

Next up for the Eagles is 11th placed Numurkah. The side has also secured a win and a loss from its opening two rounds.

Pearson said she expects Numurkah to present a tough challenge for her side.

‘‘They’ll be a tough one, but we’ve just got to focus on doing what we do, both in training and on the court.

‘‘The thing for us is the same with every club — every single club has had changes — so it’s a matter of making sure you’re ready on the day for anything.

‘‘(Numurkah is) a very good side, and quick all over the court so I do expect them to present a challenge,’’ she said.

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