Tigers come out swinging in big win

June 15, 2018

Up and away: Tiger Helen Bruni gets her shot up and over a Mulwala defender.

Cobram responded to a disappointing result against Rumbalara last round by smashing Mulwala 62-41 in its round 10 Murray Netball League match-up.

Mulwala has had the wood over Cobram in the past few years but the young Tigers outfit showed it is an entirely different proposition this season, running away with a comprehensive victory.

Cobram coach Jacquie Ryan was rapt with her players’ performance in what had the potential to be a real danger game, despite the Tigers being higher on the ladder.

‘‘I thought it was probably the best netball we have played all year. Everyone that was on the court really contributed and did a great job,’’ Ryan said.

Lili Murphy recaptured some of her best form and was sensational in goal defence all day, while Tessa Bruni was industrious in the middle of the court and Meg Denson was again a consistent performer.

Cobram has been striving for improved consistency and concentration during games and placed a big emphasis on winning every quarter in the match.

It also helped that for the first time in weeks the Tigers’ coaching staff had a full list of players to pick from.

‘‘I think suddenly having those players back will help us with consistency in our play,’’ Ryan said.

‘‘We tried to give everybody a run and made a few changes which didn’t affect our performance, which was pleasing.’’

Cobram will need to carry every bit of its momentum from the Mulwala game into this weekend if it wants to be competitive against league-leaders and reigning premier Moama.

‘‘I know Moama is a very very strong team defensively and that’s their strength, so I think we just need to be patient with the ball when trying to go in the ring,’’ Ryan said.

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