A new look Minyip-Murtoa has dismantled the reigning premiers, Horsham Saints, in the first round of the Wimmera netball league on Saturday.
The Burras took the lead in the first quarter and didn't let it slip on their way to a 24 point victory.
Billie Bibby was ecstatic to secure a victory in her first game as an A Grade coach.
"It's so good and I couldn't have asked for a better start. It's very nice; I'm very happy," she said.
Minyip-Murtoa restricted last season's premiers to only five points in the second half and scored with freedom at the other end. Kirby Knight's 41 goals saw her named the Burras' best.
"Going into the last quarter, I knew that our girls were fit and I knew we had more left in us so it was really nice to see they didn't give up. I asked them to push in for one last quarter and that's exactly what they did," Bibby said.
"It was definitely nice and great to get a win against such a good side. But they still have some players to come back in so we can't get ahead of ourselves."
The Horsham Saints were missing stars Maggie Caris, who is at the National Netball Championships, and Rene Caris, due to other sporting commitments.
Minyip-Murtoa recruits Alex Lang, and Rachel Elmslie were influential in their first outing for their new side.
"They were great; it was like they'd been playing with us for years," Bibby said.
Bibby praised the performance of Jesse Elder in her first game back from an Achilles injury suffered two years ago.
"She was really good. She kept her head, she intercepted well. She did all the jobs asked of her and more," she said.
Meanwhile, Ararat secured a one point victory against last season's minor premiers, the Warrack Eagles.
Ararat led by five points at three quarter time and saw off a roaring final quarter from the Warrack Eagles to win 49-48.
Warrack Eagles' coach Jane Richardson said the result was tough to take, but a good learning experience.
"We had our chances to maybe get up level and take the lead but sometimes things just don't go your way or you don't take advantage of things," she said.
"There's always room for improvement, but we're happy with the effort we got from everybody. A little disappointing that we didn't come away with the win, or perhaps a draw, but definitely some positives to take away from it."
In Beulah, the Southern Mallee Giants beat Stawell 61-48. In the other game, Nhill started with a loss against Dimboola, 29-80.
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