NEWBRIDGE coach Carmen Shevlin said Saturday’s game against Pyramid Hill is a must win if the Maroons want to keep their finals hopes alive.
Newbridge is sitting in sixth spot, by percentage only, in the Loddon Valley Netball League and is chasing a finals appearance.
Shevlin said the A-grade team would have a strong chance of scoring a win if everything went to plan.
“The fact is if we don’t win this week then we won’t make finals,” she said.
“We have to work hard and play four good quarters of netball.”
The last time the two sides met, Newbridge defeated Pyramid Hill by eight goals.
“We started slow and ended up coming from behind to win,” Shevlin said.
“We scored about 12 goals in the last quarter, it was a last hurrah effort.
“This time around we need to make sure we start off well.”
Shevlin said injury has plagued the Maroons’ season.
“We have had a shocking run, we lost one of our goalers then our centre and then our goal keeper,” she said.
“Hopefully, they will be getting back soon.”
Pyramid Hill coach Kirby Mann said her team had learnt a lot from their last encounter.
"We are a different team since the first time we played," she said.
"We may surprise them."
In other round 17 Loddon Valley games, Mitiamo will face Inglewood, Calivil United will play Bears-Lagoon Serpentine and Marong hosts Bridgewater.
YCW has the bye.