LEITCHVILLE-GUNBOWER was always going to struggle.
A young and developing side coming up against a strong, seasoned opponent in White Hills.
This was never going to be easy.
Which is exactly how it turned out.
White Hills, a group that has been together for a considerable length of time as a unit, are a side that has produced some of the league’s best netball this season.
They are also a side that just suffered their first defeat of 2018 falling to the all conquering Colbinabbin.
If there was ever a week Leitchville-Gunbower didn’t want to come up against them, it was straight after a loss.
But that’s exactly how it turned out.
On a tough day on the netball courts, the Bombers suffered a 42-goal loss at the hands of White Hills.
It was a brutal loss.
But one that the Bombers are expecting to learn from.
“You never go into any game with an expectation that you are going to lose,” coach Jordy Holman said.
“It was always going to be a tough game coming up against an experienced side like White Hills. We are still very young as a team, so we knew it was always going to be a challenge.
“One of the best things that we could do in that situation is learn about how they play. You can take elements of that away and use it in your own game.”
And they will want to learn fast, as this week’s game may just be winnable.
The Bombers face off with LBU in the upcoming HDFNL netball round.
With both sides struggling, this is a match both will be desperate to win.
“We obviously haven’t been playing our best netball this year,” Holman said. “Both sides have been struggling at different points throughout the year, but have also produced some good netball in patches.
“We feel like if we play our best throughout the game, we should be able to produce a strong result.”