Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Players Must Look at Themselves, Insists TN Coach Keenan; NETBALL

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Players Must Look at Themselves, Insists TN Coach Keenan; NETBALL

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TEAROHA Keenan has challenged her new-look side to learn from their mistakes following a week of serious soul-searching.

Winless Team Northumbria face the Thunder in Manchester tonight having blown their chance to capitalise on back-to-back homecourt clashes.

And Keenan wants to see a positive reaction from a group of players talented enough to put pressure on Netball Superleague's top sides.

"As coaches we always reflect on what we do during a match and I want the players to do the same," said the Kiwi playcaller.

"They need to look at themselves and ask why they are making the same mistakes at the same time.

"Our third-quarter performances against Bath and Loughborough have been hugely disappointing.

"To lose the third period against the Lightning 21-7 was ridiculous.

"They had the better of the quarter and Peace Proscovia played well - but she is one player and we have got to be better than that.

"Manchester don't have a player like Proscovia leading their attack but they do have plenty of other options. …

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