M&Ms meet: Moama tastes sweet victory

April 18, 2018

DONE. Done. On to the next one.

The lyrics of the Foo Fighters song All My Life could just as easily sum up Moama’s netball right now.

Whether it’s the opposition or the weather, nothing seems to be slowing down the Mowers in the early stages of the 2018 Murray Netball League season, with the side sitting pretty on top of the competitions table after three straight wins.

Moama were blessed with being one of the few local clubs not to cop a downpour during their game with Mulwala, with the Magpies running a way with a 37 goal win.

Though the weather was still an impacting factor on the day.

‘‘It rained before the game and it rained directly after the game, so we were pretty lucky not to cop any of it during the game itself,’’ Moama coach Jacqui James said.

‘‘It did mean that we came out onto a court that was pretty wet, so that was always going to be something that made us change the way we played.’’

In response to the weather and slipperyness of the court, Moama’s speed — so often their dominant factor — was gone, replaced with playing a short and sharp passing game in order to keep possession and score well.

‘‘We had to change it up and go with the shorter game,’’ James said.

‘‘We looked at leading at the right time in the play as opposed to trying to make passes that we otherwise might attempt. It’s about being able to make your game plan work better for you.

‘‘It’s strange messing with a formula that works really well and has served us as a team as strongly as what we have been doing.

‘‘But credit to the girls, we had to adjust our game plan and we did, we made the changes work and it resulted in us getting another win which is what we want at the end of the day.’’

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