SPEAR NETS TON

Kangaroo Flat teenager scores 100 goals in one BFNL game

KANGAROO Flat young gun Annie Spear may have set a new Bendigo Football Netball League record on Saturday.

The Roos’ shooter scored 100 goals in one game, a rare achievement in the sport.

The 14-year-old scored nearly two goals a minute in Kangaroo Flat's big under-17 win over Kyneton.

Bendigo Football Netball League's Melissa Ryan said the BFNL didn't keep individual records for goals scored in one game, but she said it could be a league record.

"To my knowledge, I don't think it has been done for," she said.

"It is a great achievement."

The final score was 114 to 13.

Standing at more than 180cm in height, Spear is a formidable target for Kangaroo Flat.

The Catholic College Bendigo student said she didn't realise she had shot so many goals.

"I didn't know I scored 100 goals until way after the game," she said.

"I knew I had shot a lot because in the last quarter my arms and neck were getting sore."

Kangaroo Flat coach Susan Borserio said she had to double check the score sheet after realising Spear had shot 100 goals.

“I've never seen or heard of an individual shooting 100 goals before, I've seen teams collectively score that amount but it's not very often it happens,” she said.

“She was able to achieve this amazing feat due to her team-mate’s quick movement of the ball.”

Spear said the reason for her accuracy was her dedication to shoot at least 100 goals every night.

"I try and shoot most nights and then I do some more during training," she said.

The Year 9 student said she’ll continue to juggle netball with her under-16 Bendigo Braves basketball commitments.

"I just want to play both for as long as I can," Spear said.

Earlier this season, Spear had a taste of senior netball, filling in for the A-grade team against Castlemaine.

She was the best on court, shooting 30 goals from 32 attempts for the match.

"It was a lot more physical and fast-paced than the under-17 games," Spear said.

Spear comes from an esteemed Bendigo sporting family with her father Mick Spear, captaining the Braves to their first championship in 1988.

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