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Easybeat Saints stun LG girls

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April 24, 2018

NEVER underestimate an opponent.

That’s the message that Leitchville-Gunbower’s netball side is taking away from its loss to Heathcote.

Heathcote had not won a game before Saturday, but stunned the Bombers with a seven-goal win on Saturday.

In fact, it was the Saints’ first win in almost two years.

Having gone through 2017 winless, the last time the Heatchote A grade netballers won a match was in round 13 of 2016 when they defeated LBU 40-33 on July 2.

Bombers coach Jordy Holman said it was a very disappointing loss for her team on Saturday.

‘‘It wasn’t what we were looking for at all,’’ Holman said.

‘‘I think it was a bit of a learning curve for our team about not going into game expecting that we are going to have a win.’’

Holman conceded that coming up against teams who had undergone a great deal of changes since the previous season wasn’t perfect as they weren’t able to be fully prepared.

‘‘Earlier this year I said to the group we needed to be more wary of the sides that we faced last year as a lot of changes had been made since the previous seasons,’’ Holman said.

‘‘We don’t know how the new groups are meshing and who the new better players are, so we need to have an attitude based around that as opposed to based around their current form.’’

The team will now turn its attentions to a side everyone in the league knows very well — reining premiers Colbinabbin.

‘‘It’s going to be a really good test of where we are at skill wise and how we match up against the best teams. We have a plan for what we want our team to be so this will be a moment to see how far along we are.’’

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