Bulldogs continue to grown in strength in LVFNL netball

PYRAMID Hill coach Deb Forster says she was confident the weekend's big performance on the netball court had been brewing for a few weeks.

The Bulldogs, after a pair of close losses to Newbridge and Bridgewater, defeated Marong 84-26.

They were led by a standout performnace by goal-attack Zoe Kennedy, who combined brilliantly with her partner in the shooting circle Jess Holdstock.

The Bulldogs, despite their 1-2 record, only seem to be getting stronger by the week, with 2016 Charlton premiership player Kate Burton making her Bulldogs debut at goal defence.

Burton was a BFNL grand final player with Strathfieldsye in 2015 and adds considerably to a line-up boosted by the reinclusions this season of Gemma Scott and Abbey Dingwall.

Pleasing for coach Forster was the Bulldogs' strength across all areas of the court.

"Losing in the last five-or-so minutes in the last two games, we knew we were close," she said.

"Zoe was a standout, she's a really good player, and nice and clean with her shooting.

"But it was just a good team performance. We were up 22-7 at quarter time, it was an 'over before it started' sort of thing."

The Bulldogs will play Bears-Lagoon Serpentine next Saturday before a bye weekend.

Meanwhile, Mitiamo coach Jenny Clohesy praised a trio of players, who stepped up to A-grade, after a 50-42 win over Bridgewater.

The Superoos had Jen Morrison, Sarah Ludeman and Kelly Pay up from the lower grades as cover for injuries to Abbey Hay and unavailable players.

"It was another really good team effort," she said.

"It took a little while to get into the swing, but it was really pleasing.

"They got a little bit of a lead on us early, but we came back. They got close a few times, but we steadied a fair bit.

Julia Twigg was best-on-court for the Superoos, who got strong games from Laura Hicks and Chloe Whitfield.

The loss was Bridgewater's first in three games this season, while Mitiamo remains the only undefeated team.

In Saturday’s other game, Newbridge defeated Inglewood 63-34.

On Good Friday, Calivil United marked a important day for the club with a fighting 33-29 win over Maiden Gully YCW.

The clash at Calivil coincided with a celebration of respective 300 game milestones for club stalwarts Jeannie Wagner and Nicky Lawry.

The Demons advanced their season record to 2-1 in defeating an Eagles team which was looking to build on their impressive round one win over Inglewood.

It was Calivil United’s second straight win after it lost its season opener to Mitiamo.

It was a memorable occasion for Wagner, who played a full game in A-grade and also a quarter in B-grade alongside Lawry, who sadly suffered a calf injury during the game.

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