Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Coach Happy despite Loss by 12

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Coach Happy despite Loss by 12

Article excerpt

Byline: Alan Kennedy

Round 10 Netball


Colts 60 def Frenchville Brumbies 22

Frenchville Mustangs 28 def Angels Titans 27

Cap Coast Marlins 50 def RGS Magic 38

Brothers Crimson 51 def Bluebirds Hawks 39

NETBALL: It's not often a coach is delighted with a 12-goal defeat, but Barbara Ahmat was happy with the way her Bluebirds played against Brothers Crimson at Jardine Park on Wednesday night.

Brothers won 51-39, but Ahmat said it was a good display from her team and a vast improvement from when the two first met earlier in the Rockhampton Leagues Club A grade competition.

What excited Ahmat was Bluebirds' first half display when her team traded goals with the strong Brothers side.

By the main break it was anybody's game, but from that point Brothers took over.

C[pounds sterling]We learned that when we are playing at our best we can beat Brothers,C[yen] Ahmat said.

C[pounds sterling]Also, we know we still have improvement in us.C[yen]

Kate Kearney battled hard, despite playing with an illness, while fellow shooter Poppy Larson showed her class by athletically pulling in some passes to the attacking circle.

C[pounds sterling]I think it was our errors rather than what Brothers did to us,C[yen] Ahmat said.

C[pounds sterling]Brothers played the way we expected but we need to be tighter in front of (shooter) Amee (Brown).

C[pounds sterling]In the first half I think the girls were surprised how much they had improved and then later in the game ran out of legs.C[yen]

When it comes to scoring goals Brown has few peers in Rockhampton netball, scoring over 40 of Brothers' 51 goals.

Winner of the Rockhampton Leagues Club Best-on-Court for Bluebirds was defender Danielle Wingard.

Tanya Shuker was also a happy coach as she said all her Brothers players had good games. …

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