North Bendigo's positive start to season

NORTH Bendigo coach Tamara Gilchrist says she is happy with how her team has started the season.

The Bulldogs have won two-straight games after having the bye in the first round of the Heathcote District Netball Association.

On Saturday afternoon North Bendigo defeated White Hills by 17 goals.

Gilchrist said the team’s strong start had set the team up for a comprehensive win.

“We had a 10 goal lead at the end of the first quarter,” she said.

“That set us up for the rest of the game.”

Gilchrist said there wasn’t one player that stood out in her eyes.

“It was a team-effort, our goalers, defenders and mid-court players all did their job,” she said.

Gilchrist said one of the things the team needed to improve on was being consistent across four quarters.

“We started strongly and finished strongly against White Hills,” she said.

“We need to work on raising our intensity in the second and third quarters.”

White Hills coach Jody Chant said the team was going to reassess some of the team’s players and positions after losing two games in a row.

“We will change a few things,” she said.

"We will be trying out some new combinations.

“I am confident we will be able to bounce back against Huntly next week."

In Good Friday matches, Colbinabbin scored its second-straight win of the season.

The reigning champions defeated Mount Pleasant by eight goals.

Leitchville-Gunbower also hosted Heathcote in its round three game.

The Bombers secured a convincing win, winning 55 to 18.

Huntly had the bye.

At the end of round three, North Bendigo is sitting on top of the ladder, while Colbinabbin and Lockington-Bamawm United are in second and third positions respectively with Elmore rounding out the top four. 

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