Wimmera juniors enjoy first interleague win | Community Netball Championships 2017

COACH Mary-Lou Boatman was pleased with the way her 13-and-under side continued to develop after it registered another win on Saturday.

The side won 31-24 and the win comes off the back of a successful Bendigo Golden City tournament the previous Sunday.

Boatman said her side continued to improve as the players got to know each other. She said the most pleasing thing about watching the team develop was seeing them play more as a team.

“They were making leads and clearing space for each other,” she said. “There is still room for improvement because they are a young team but the transition between defence and attack after creating turnovers was good.”

The young side led from start to finish on Saturday.

It had a 9-5 lead at quarter time and opened up the game further to lead 18-10 at half-time. After making some changes at half time the Murray side fought back into the match and trailed by just three at the last change.

“It’s a young team and they take some time to adjust to changes halfway through a game,” Boatman said.

The final quarter saw the team open up the lead once again as good defence turned into goals at the other end of the court.

Goal defender Molly Fagan was awarded best player.

“She played an outstanding game,” Boatman said. “When we didn’t have the ball she was tight but then she drove us in attack when we turned it over.”

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