Bulldogs score upset win on Anzac Day

GOLDEN Square has scored an impressive win against the reigning premiers on Anzac Day.

In the special round of the Bendigo Netball League, Golden Square travelled to Gisborne on Friday afternoon.

The Bulldogs have only dropped one game this season, losing to Kangaroo Flat in round three.

However this week they bounced back in emphatic style to defeat Gisborne by seven goals.

Kangaroo Flat now remain the only A-grade Bendigo league team to not lose a game this season.

The Roos played off against Eaglehawk on Friday night.

Kangaroo Flat began the game strongly from the opening whistle, scoring 18 goals to four in the first quarter.

They continued to increase their lead after every break; with their biggest quarter coming in the third.

The Roos scored a massive 19 goals to the Eagles seven.

The final score was 65-18.

Kangaroo Flat now have an outright lead on top of the ladder as well as boasting a big percentage of more than 200 per cent.

Kangaroo Flat will face Sandhurst next week.

Strathfieldsaye have also continued its winning ways this season comfortably defeating Castlemaine by 32 goals.

Strom coach Maleta Roberts said the girls came out firing in the first half.

“The plan this week was really focusing on the basics and making them perfect, passing correctly and timing,” she said.

“Each player went on court with one thing they had to work on for that game and they did it.

“We set targets per quarter and achieved them.”

Roberts said the entire A-grade team was continuing to work well together.

She said it was great to see the team continue to hold onto possession and back each other up throughout the game.

“There was no real standout it was just great to see the girls do what they told me they would do in their own role,” Roberts said.

It was a big day for the Storm, with all netball grades securing wins.

The A-reserve, B-grade, B-reserve and under-17 teams all had wins over Castlemaine.

“We have a very happy camp at Storm,” Roberts said.

“All teams are given the same pep-talks leading up to games and individual feedback after every game and it's certainly working.

“We just need to keep working hard each and every game.”

Kyneton have also bounced back after its narrow loss against Gisborne last week, defeating South Bendigo 54-34.

Kyneton coach Dean Erdman said despite the score line favouring his team, the girls didn’t have it all their own way.

“We have to give credit to South Bendigo, it was a very tight game in the beginning,” he said.

“We couldn’t shake them in the first two quarters but then we managed to break away.”

Erdman said it was important for Kyneton to continue to improve and learn from every game.

“I said to the girls after the game that we have to be pretty happy to be three and one after the first four games of the season,” he said.

“We just need to keep gelling and improving every week.”

Maryborough also scored its second-straight win, defeating Sandhurst at the Queen Elizabeth Oval courts on Sunday afternoon. 

Maryborough held onto the lead at every quarter, eventually winning 42-36. 

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