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Bombers winning run ends

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April 13, 2018

Well positioned: Kyabram's Emma Roberts movement in the ring leaves no chance of a intercept from Mooroopna's Ash Lancaster.

WHILE the Bombers A grade netball winning streak may be over the side is still confident they can make the 2018 finals.

Mooroopna proved too strong for the new senior side and the absence of GVL premiership players Lauren Pryde and Holly Butler showed in the final result of 31-24.

It was Kyabram’s first defeat since losing the 2016 qualifying final to Seymour.

But co-coach Shani Clark said the girls weren’t too fazed by the result and were focusing on getting the team in tune for the season.

“We’ve got a lot of young girls so we’re working out positions and the connections on the court,’’ she said.

‘‘There were a few players away so we had to make up numbers with some girls from the B grade side and it was good to have them up for the match.’’

Best on went to Rebecca Squires and Rachel McCormack-Vick for their handiwork in defence and Clark said there’s work to do up the other end of the court.

‘‘We lost a lot of balls through our attack but Bec and Rach were our shining beacons for the game,’’ she said.

Clark said with fresh faces it will take time for the team to hit its stride — this week’s clash with the Magpies will be a good measure of strength for both.

With some young talent in the Pies ranks, Ky could be in for a fair battle.

‘‘Euroa is generally a pretty competitve side so we’re expecting a rough match coming up — I feel most of our games this year will be tougher,’’ Clark said.

‘‘This week we’ll be going through what didn’t work last weekend and seeing how we can improve our connections through the court.’’

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