Sport

Not even a prayer will help Saints

By McIvor Times

HEATHCOTE’S A grade netball were no match for a strong Mt Pleasant team in the Heathcote District Netball League, succumbing to a 34-goal defeat.

Travelling to Toolleen on Saturday the netballers knew they had a challenging day ahead of them, facing the powerful Mounts combination on their own court.

A cold and gusty wind made precision netball difficult but the team stuck at their task.

Despite the challenges, coach Lorrae Closter and her team stuck to their task and the spectators at the court were treated to a fast and tough game of netball.

Neither team were prepared to take a backward step and every goal was well earned.

In the end, the experience of the Mounts combination proved the difference as they fed the ball into the forward line with more precision.

The defence was well led by Tanya O’Halloran and Chan Whiting and they forced mistakes but the opposition kept pumping the ball back in.

Once again the mid-court worked tirelessly all day and the hard running of Lorrae Closter and Tyler McKeown ensured the forwards of plenty of opportunities.

With Felicity Hasthorpe and Annalyse Carroll working hard against a physical defence they still managed to keep the scoreboard ticking along.

Mounts have a strong defence but Felicity Hasthorpe and Annalyse Carroll were not going to pushed around and they worked hard to get shots up.

The Blues were too good but Heathcote is still playing good netball and will look forward to another challenge this week when they take on Huntly.