EXPERIENCE won over youth in the Central Highlands Netball League A grade match Dunnstown versus Bungaree. Bungaree coach Kelly Howard said it was a fairly even game until the last quarter when the Towners broke away. “Experience paid out, I think, because we are quite a young side,” she said. Dunnstown’s goal shooters were on song and stretched the win to nine goals.
“They brought on Amy Marie, she played in B Grade, she came on and played a half in A and she made a massive difference,” Howard said.
“She didn’t miss, so that was a big difference for them.” For Bungaree Kathryn O’Dwyer played really well in centre, on Johanna Dash, considering the experience that Dash has and is a great player in her own right. “I think our goal keeper, Emma Hills, she is only young but played a really good game,” Howard added.
Kathryn O’Dwyer and Emma Hills were Bungaree’s two best players on Saturday. “I think we could have improved in the goals,” Howard said. “We only had our goal shooter who shot, goal attack did not shoot for the whole second half – didn’t get a goal – so if we had of got our goals in it would have been even, if not we would have won by one or two.” Howard said she felt her team held their own but just couldn’t get the goals in the last quarter. “I really think it did boil down to experience at the end of the day and they shot well and we didn’t,” Howard said.
Dunnstown is currently in third position with 42 points and Bungaree sits in seventh with 28 points, ahead of Creswick and Beaufort on percentage.