Roos aim to tame the Tigers

Alicia McGlashan

Alicia McGlashan

THE top two teams in the Bendigo Netball League will go head-to-head on Saturday afternoon.

Ladder-leaders Kangaroo Flat will take on the impressive Kyneton team in the round eight showdown.

Roos coach Janelle Hobbs said the A-grade team was fresh and ready to fire after having a week off due to inter-league.

“We are looking forward to the challenge,” she said.

“We will be fresh and ready to play.”

As it stands Kangaroo Flat have yet to lose a game in the A-grade, their A-reserve team also undefeated, the B-grade team is in second spot as is their B-reserve team while the 17 and under team is in third position.

Hobbs said the players’ hard work during the pre-season was paying off.

“It is a strong group that has been training hard,” she said.

“The players have been focussed and determined to do well.

“The goals that we have set ourselves we have achieved so far, we just need to push on for the rest of the season.”

Hobbs said her team would be put to the test over the next two weeks, when they face Kyneton and then the reigning premiers, Gisborne.

She said it was excellent to see Kyneton do so well after not competing in the top grade for so many years.

“I think they have surprised a lot of teams this year,” Hobbs said.

“They are going better than expected so it will be a tough match.”

Kyneton shooters Michelle Fletcher and Hayley Page may cause some havoc for the Kangaroo Flat defenders, but Hobbs says she is confident her team can get the job done.

“They have some tall shooters and have had some big scores this season so we will try and shut down the feed into their goalers,” she said.

“Our defenders will try their best but our shooters have done really well also.

“They have been accurate, shooting at above 80 per cent.”

In other Bendigo Netball League games, Gisborne will host Strathfieldsaye, Sandhurst will verse Golden Square at the Queen Elizabeth Oval courts, Castlemaine will play against South Bendigo and Eaglehawk will take on Maryborough. 

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