Coach says Mounts are poised to score upset

REACH: Mount Pleasant goal attack Abbey Dorrington earlier this season. Picture: PETER WEAVING

REACH: Mount Pleasant goal attack Abbey Dorrington earlier this season. Picture: PETER WEAVING

DESPITE an injury-riddled second half of the season Mount Pleasant is poised for another finals assault.

As the final round of the Heathcote and District Netball Association gets underway on Saturday, Mounts are set to take on ladder-leaders North Bendigo at Toolleen Recreation Reserve.

Mount Pleasant coach Anthea Griffen hoped her A-grade team could turn the table on the Bulldogs after a two-goal loss earlier this year.

“North Bendigo have been the benchmark of the competition all year having only dropped one game,” she said.

“They have an outstanding attacking line up, so it will be another tough game for our defenders.”

Griffen said Mounts could potentially line-up with a full-strength team for the first time in weeks.

“We have relied heavily on our A-reserve girls for the majority of the second half of the season,” she said.

“We are lucky to have some versatility within the team and have been able to shuffle our defensive and midcourt combinations with some success.

“They have all stepped up and played some really good netball and this will give us some more options come finals.

“Hopefully this week, with the majority of our team back in ,we will be able to re-settle the line up and play some good, consistent netball in the lead into finals.”

Griffen said it was important her team won its final game of the regular season.

“Given how close the competition is this year that double chance is extremely important,” she said.

“With our season being so interrupted it would also be a huge confidence boost for us if we were able to take the points.”

In other HDNA games, Leitchville/Gunbower takes on Huntly, Lockington-Bamawm United hosts White Hills and Elmore will compete against Colbinabbin.

Heathcote has the bye.

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