UNDER the guidance of new playing coach Lorrae Closter the netball teams have shown a tremendous improvement in both pre-season training and games.
Facing the powerhouse Colbinabbin combination first up would give Closter an insight into how much the team had actually improved.
And in the tough conditions for both teams Closter said it was a great benchmark for her girls as a first game.
“They are the pinnacle of the competition and it’s given us a clear indicator or where we need to be but also what we are capable of,” Closter said.
Both sides had to work hard to keep the ball in their possession; with the slippery conditions making accurate passing a challenge.
From the start of the game it was obvious the Heathcote combination was not overawed by their highly-credentialled opponents, only trailing by a few goals at quarter time.
Colbinabbin’s class saw them slowly extend their lead and they scored goals in a flurry in the final term to blow out the margin to 40 goals.
For those at the game the scoreboard definitely was not a true indication of the game.
Closter led from the front with a tremendous game in her first outing with Heathcote and Tyler McKewon was just as effective.