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Tigers continue to improve

By Cobram Courier

Cobram continues to churn out victories in the MNL, easily accounting for Katandra at the weekend.

Much like the senior football team, the Tigers’ A-grade netball side was plagued by moments of inconsistency throughout the game, but in the end had too much class for Katandra to win by 13 goals.

‘‘We were a bit up and down for most of the game. Fortunately we had a really good last quarter which probably got the score to where we thought it should have been,’’ Cobram coach Jackie Ryan said.

After missing several key players in recent weeks, the Tigers are hoping to have a full squad to pick from when they return to action against Congupna after enjoying a rest this weekend because of the interleague bye.

‘‘It will be nice to have our whole team available so that we can work with everyone,’’ Ryan said.

‘‘We lost Keely Bond to a finger injury and couldn’t play on the weekend and Helen Bruni is still out.

‘‘Once we get everyone back and can string five or six games together, we will be able to build a bit more synergy and I’m sure we will improve further.’’

Despite injuries, Cobram finds itself firmly entrenched in the top eight in fifth position, but it is yet to play any of the top four teams which makes it hard to judge its true standing in the competition.

With any team that suffers multiple injuries, there is always the silver lining of giving other players greater opportunities and exposure to higher-level competition.

‘‘We’ve certainly played a few players in A-grade that might not have got that opportunity and, who knows, they may get that chance again as the season goes on and that can only help their development,’’ Ryan said.