Mitiamo survices a scare against LVFNL netball rival Maiden Gully YCW

STRONG: Sidney Niemann was exceptional in goals for Maiden Gully YCW against Mitiamo.

STRONG: Sidney Niemann was exceptional in goals for Maiden Gully YCW against Mitiamo.

MITIAMO has returned to second spot on the LVFNL ladder following a nail-biting two goal win against a tenacious Maiden Gully YCW.

The Superoos trailed by as many as five goals in the second half, but showed plenty of resolve to score a 44-42 win at Marist College.

Their victory prevented a second straight loss for the Superoos, who were beaten by nine goals the previous week by Calivil United.

Mitiamo joint coach Jenny Clohesy praised her players fighting spirit in the freezing conditions.

“It was only in the last few minutes we got our noses in front,” she said.

“But it was a really good game. Credit to Maiden Gully, they have really improved - I’m sure they would have been happy with their performance.

“I was talking to (Maiden Gully YCW coach) Benita Swatton after the game and she said they thought had us (beat).

“We just did enough to get across the line. Between the A and B-grades we had five girls out – one in A-grade and four in the Bs.

“The pleasing thing for us was the girls never gave up once they were down.”

The Superoos got excellent service in goals from Sarah Ludeman and in defence from Tahnee Cannan.

While the cold and wet conditions made scoring difficult, Clohesy lauded the performance of Maiden Gully YCW goal shooter Sidney Niemann as key to the Eagles’ impressive showing.

Their loss – combined with Pyramid Hill’s 36-17 win against Marong – caused the Eagles to drop out of the five.

They will have a chance to again draw level with the Bulldogs, with an automatic four points guaranteed next week for the bye against Inglewood, while Pyramid Hill battles Mitiamo.

A round 17 clash on August 11 between Maiden Gully YCW and Pyramid Hill at Marist College continues to shape as pivotal to each team’s chances of securing fifth spot.

Newbridge continues to hold down fourth spot following a 32-25 win against Bears Lagoon-Serpentine.

The Maroons will head into next weekend’s clash against Marong on 26 points, two ahead of Pyramid Hill and six ahead of Maiden Gully YCW.