CALIVIL United scored one of the biggest wins of the opening round of the Loddon Valley Netball League.
In what was marked as the match of the round, Calivil managed to blow away Newbridge by 29 goals at Riverside Park on Saturday afternoon.
Last season the two sides finished in third and fourth spot and are tipped to make finals again, however Calivil was too strong, winning 53-24.
Calivil United coach Karen Pascoe said the emphatic victory was a great way to start the season.
“It was a great game,” she said.
“We started strong from the opening whistle.”
Pascoe praised the whole team for the efforts.
“We have some great combinations this season both in defence and attack,” she said.
“Christie Rogers was a stand-out in goals and Teigan Redwood was unstoppable.”
After Calivil lost the preliminary final last season by two goals, Pascoe said the team was hungry to win the premiership in 2014.
“We definitely have eyes on the premiership,” she said.
“We are out for revenge.”
For Newbridge coach Carmen Shevlin it is back to the drawing board.
Shevlin said it was a disappointing way to start the season.
“We knew it would be a tough match from the start,” she said.
“They were perhaps more physical than what we had prepared for.”
Newbridge was missing shooter Jane King because of injury.
Shevlin said King would miss a few weeks due to an injury she sustained in the North Regional State League competition.
“She is our main goaler,” she said.
“It left a big hole in our attack.”
Shevlin said players were forced into different positions.
“It was good to see the versatility we have,” she said.
“But the game showed things we need work and what areas we need to improve on.”
Next week Newbridge will face Serpentine.