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LBU still searches for elusive breakthrough win

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April 18, 2018

LBU’s A Grade side continues to go from strength to strength with the elusive first win of the Heathcote and District Netball League season surely just around the corner.

LBU’s A Grade side continues to go from strength to strength with the elusive first win of the Heathcote and District Netball League season surely just around the corner.

On Saturday, a slow start from the LBU side gave Huntly a sniff of confidence.

New comer Annalesa Turner was accurate in the ring, forcing her opponents to second guess their moves while her voice and positivity kept LBU in the hunt.

Down by 12 goals at the final break time, Rebecca Dodd was moved into wing attack.

Dodd’s strength and drive made an immediate impact giving the goalers more opportunity.

Unfortunately, the clock beat the side going down by six, 37-43.

The A Reserve girls held on in treacherous conditions for their first win of the season.

In torrential rain Jemma McNair was able to goal strongly taking out best on court whilst Bridget Powell controlled the mid court.

Despite a last quarter fight back from Huntly, LBU held onto the win 32-29.

The B Graders struggled to convert the opportunities they were given.

Maggie Johnson was strong in defence trying relentlessly to force the errors in the Huntly ring.

Sarah Toma placed excellent pressure over the ball from the wing but it wasn’t enough, going down 13-35.

B Reserve fought hard against their tall opponents, losing touch in the last quarter.

Mel Haines ran hard through the mid court to take out best on while Anita Livsey continues her excellent start to the season in defence.

LBU going down 22-34.

LBU’s junior sides dominated their Huntly opponents.

The under 17s combined well to take away their first win of the season.

Emily Mitchell was a welcomed return from injury taking out best on court whilst Sarah Jones played strongly too.

Despite losing Olivia Stone for the season with a knee injury during the week, the girls were faultless across the court.

Millie Haines dominated to take out best on court whilst Steph Moon showed great determination.

The non competitive Primary side played beyond their young years, controlling the play down the court.

Nat Moon and Maisy Byrne were excellent contributors across the court.

This weekend LBU takes on perennial ladder leaders White Hills in their round three encounter.

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