A Storm is brewing ahead of round seven

ON THE MOVE: Strathfieldsaye centre Stephanie Strachan in action. Picture: GLENN DANIELS

ON THE MOVE: Strathfieldsaye centre Stephanie Strachan in action. Picture: GLENN DANIELS

AFTER two disappointing losses, Strathfieldsaye is hoping to score a win against one of Bendigo’s most impressive sides.

The Storm is hosting the undefeated Kangaroo Flat on Saturday.

Over the past two weeks Strathfieldsaye has been on the receiving end of losses to Kyneton and Maryborough, but has also scored wins in the early part of the season.

Coach Maleta Roberts said the reason for the mixed results was due to the new players who had been added to the team.

“We have also had a few injuries and players away, which impacts the team in these early stages,” she said.

“We have a brand new team, so we have been sorting out any issues as we go.”

Roberts said the team doesn’t take any opposition lightly, with Kangaroo Flat no exception.

“It will be a test, but my girls are getting more and more united each week,” she said.

“One thing they (Kangaroo Flat) do have is familiarity.

“They know each other’s play well because they've played together for a while.

“This week we have really worked on basics, possession and transition.

“Really making sure each player on court capitalises on their strengths.”

Roberts believes if the team was in the right mental state, the Storm could get back on the winners list.

Kangaroo Flat coach Janelle Hobbs said it was hard to predict how the game would go.

“They are a new team in comparison to last year, so we just have to get the game on our terms,” she said.

Maryborough coach Laura Hurse is hoping her team can get back on the winners list and back into the top-five after their round seven clash.

Maryborough will host the winless South Bendigo on Saturday.

“Hopefully, we can have a good win,” she said.

Sandhurst will play Gisborne at the Queen Elizabeth Oval courts.

Kyneton will chase its sixth victory of the season against Castlemaine.

And Golden Square will play Eaglehawk on Sunday at MyJet Oval.

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