Sueproos shock Newbridge on Maroons' home court

SLICK: Abbey Hay pushes Mitiamo into attack during Saturday's win over reigning premiers Newbridge at Riverside Park. Picture: LUKE WEST

SLICK: Abbey Hay pushes Mitiamo into attack during Saturday's win over reigning premiers Newbridge at Riverside Park. Picture: LUKE WEST

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MITIAMO has powered to the outright lead on the HDFNL A-grade netball ladder with a convincing 27-goal victory over Newbridge at Riverside Park.

It was the second time this season the Superoos have beaten their 2016 grand final nemesis.

The Superoos took advantage of the absence of injured Maroons defender Amy Jackman and gained control of the contest early.

They never took their foot of pedal to win 60-33.

Superoos coach Jenny Clohesy was reluctant to single out individuals in what was as impressive an all-round effort as her team has produced this season.

"We had a good lead after the first quarter and I just asked the girls for an effort to maintain that," she said.

"We did and actually did a bit better.

"There wasn't a weak link on the court, it was a really good team effort.

"I am just loving the way the girls are playing at the moment and for each other."

Clohesy, who is in her second year at the club and led the Superoos to a second place finish last season, was determined to keep a lid on things despite an obvious big win.

"As I said to the girls after the game, enjoy it but this is not the one we are after," she said.

"The one at the end of the season we are after.

"We haven't played them at full strength yet, with Amy missing.

"They had some good parts of the game, but we just denied them the ball and they were battling up hill all the way."

The Superoos face another premiership contender in Bridgewater next week.

There wasn't a weak link on the court, it was a really good team effort. - Jenny Clohesy

The Mean Machine slipped to fourth following a 44-34 loss to Pyramid Hill on Friday night at Flora Hill.

It was a contest the Bulldogs, who moved into third position – their highest ladder ranking this season - controlled for the majority of the game.

Coach Deb Forster said it was an impressive display by her side.

"I didn't feel we were under threat at anytime," she said.

"We were a bit disappointed with the Newbridge loss (last week).

"We were in it the whole way and it came down the the last few minutes. We would have liked to have won that one."

The Bulldogs were best served by their defensive tandem of Kate Burton and Abbey Dingwall.

"Those two play really well together, work hard and get a lot of turnovers," Forster said.

In other games, Bears Lagoon-Serpentine shored up its position in the five with a 42-29 win over Marong, while Calivil United defeated Inglewood 48-22.

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