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We can still get better

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May 15, 2018

A strong message from the Echuca Murray Bombers netball team.Photo by Luke Hemer.

WE can still get better.

It’s a strong message from the Echuca Murray Bombers netball team.

Going into the break, they sit fourth on the table with a five and one record.

Their position was further strengthened by a 24 goal win over Benalla on Saturday.

But there is no chance the victory has satisfied Echuca.

‘‘It was a strong win in terms of goals, but we know we could have played better,’’ coach Gina Pearson said.

‘‘There are still elements of the game that we want to improve on as the season goes on, this was another opportunity to do so.’’

Pearson spoke highly of her side, and the ability for the entire team to play a role on the court.

‘‘Every one of our girls got on the court at some stage during the match,’’ she said.

‘‘No matter where we rotated our girls through position wise, they were all able to match it with the opposition. It’s what we need from our girls if we are going to be successful — not just one or two of the players out on the court playing their role but all the girls to be able to play the game and play wherever we need them to be on the court.’’

Despite the score, Pearson had a number of positives to say about her opposition.

Benalla have had a number of changes take place on their list since last season, with a younger group now on the court.

Pearson said you could see signs off what the team was capable of.

‘‘They’ve improved a great deal since the start of the season, you can tell in the way that they play that when they get to their peak they are going to be a very good side.’’

Entering the interleague bye — no Murray Bombers players will feature in the side — with a record of five and one is ideal.

Echuca have set themselves up strongly for their desired top three finish.

‘‘We think we’ve done ourselves a favour in the way that we have started the season off so strongly,’’ she said.

‘‘We will continue to work on different things across the next two weeks before our next game, which (against the undefeated Mooroopna) will be a big challenge for our team.’’

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