PICTURES: Sandhurst and Golden Square net big wins

SANDHURST'S 21-goal blitz in the first quarter led the team to its fourth win of the season. 

The Dragons took on Eaglehawk in round nine action of the Bendigo Netball League. 

Sandhurst increased its lead at every change, scoring its biggest win of the season, the final score, 68 to 35. 

Dragons coach Nicole Bailey described the game as a solid win. 

"We talked before the game about starting strongly and scoring heavily," she said. 

"We set out to try and score 20 goals a quarter, but in the second half the girls got tired and Eaglehawk lifted its intensity. 

"They got a better understanding of our players and their second half was their strongest."

Bailey said she hopes the team will continue to improve in the second half of the season and win a spot in the top five.  

"We have had some close calls to some of the top teams this season," she said.

"We are still trying to gel together as a team."

In the pre-season Sandhurst lost 13 players across its A-grade and A-reserve teams. 

"We lost a majority of our A-grade team from last year, except for maybe two players," Bailey said.

"We didn't have a big influx of players either, so we have been working on building the team up."

Golden Square also scored an impressive win over Castlemaine. 

The Dogs managed to keep the opposition to under 20 goals for the match. 

The final score was 71 to 18.

Kyneton's 12 goal third quarter helped them win its seventh game of the season. 

The Tigers travelled to Maryborough to take on the Magpies. 

Only one goal separated the two teams at the major break but, it was all Kyneton in the second half. 

The Tigers ran out 48 to 33 winners. 

South Bendigo will take on Strathfieldsaye and Kangaroo Flat will host Gisborne in Monday's Queen's Birthday games.


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