SPRINGBANK A Grade netballers ran all over Dunnstown with a 39 goal win (60 to 21) in Saturday’s semi final match.
Springbank coach Cynna Kydd said the team had something to prove from last week and they came in like a freight train. “It was nice to get a good win and a nice confident boost for this coming weekend,” she said. Kydd added that she thought wing attack, Thea Hinchliffe, had the best game across the board. “She did really well and our goal keeper, Marney O’Brien, they were our best,” Kydd said. “She (Marney) had a point to prove.” It was a physical game that O’Brien played, standing her ground and reaping the rewards. Kelly Conroy, in centre covered some ground, and is a good, tough player. “Kelly has stepped up this season taken on a bit of leadership role in the team, which is really nice to see,“ Kydd said. “She is a nice defensive centre.
“We shot really well and there were some good passages of play and we’ve come good at the right end of the season.” Springbank hit the front in the first quarter and never looked back and hope to take this into this week’s game.
Dunnstown tried valiantly to pin Springbank back but weren’t playing with a full strength team, which makes a difference. “Knowing Dunnstown I’m sure they will be back better and stronger next year,” Kydd said. “I always think it’s the strength of the bench that can help win a game and I think we have a very strong bench in our team, and I think that’s one of our assets across the league, actually, not many teams have the depth we have on our bench.” Kydd said she feels they are the underdogs going into this week’s game against Buninyong, but it’s a role that she is more than comfortable with. “Buninyong knocked off Learmonth, who were undefeated for the season, and they have a really tall goaler,” Kydd said. “It will be a very tough game for us.” In the other game on Saturday last years Premiers Skipton will line up against Learmonth.