AFTER an eight goal win against Creswick on Saturday Dunnstown A grade netballer team is sitting in fourth position with Ballan and Buninyong breathing down their necks. Five goals down in the early part of the game and a couple of players down, again this week (Dunnstown hasn’t had a full team for quite a while) but experience won through in the end.
“We have the versatility with some of our players that can play attack and defense so I think that helps, we can make the changes to suit the opposition,” Dunnstown coach Kelli Aggett said.
“They intercepted well and Maddi Peterkin stepped in to goal defense today, which is not normally her position in A Grade, and she read the play really well and intercepted some.” Aggett added she felt the game was won in defense, with playing intercepting and reading the play.
“That was amazing and our goalers were rewarded by getting those shots in and it came from all over the court,” she said. “When you defenders can intercept you need to score from all those intercepts, that pays off if you can turn it over from the centre passes, which is what we did, so a 13 goal turnaround to give us the win.”
Coupled with rebounds and control of the ball, Dunnstown had all the stars aligned.
“Johanna Dash down the centre was amazing and puts in week after week but today our best player was Maddi Peterkin,” Aggett said.
“Jane Costello will be back from Fiji this week, so we will have more of our strength back.”
“It has been an up and down season for us with our team and Jane back and forth to Fiji, which means we have to change the positioning of our team.”
Jane Costello has been selected to play for Fiji in the World Cup, which will be held in Sydney in August. For the past two weeks she has been in Fiji training with the Fijian team. “Next week, against Bungaree, we should have our full team back,” Aggett added.