Avenel keeps eyes on finals

By Seymour Telegraph

Avenel may not be in the position to rival the league’s top netball teams just yet, but finals is still very much on the mind.

And finding consistency in their next block of games is the next step, according to Avenel’s A-grade coach Jacinta Jamison.

‘‘We’re finding it hard to get into a rhythm,’’ Jamison said.

‘‘With all the breaks, we haven’t properly gelled together.’’

Avenel lost its latest match to Tallygaroopna 31-70 on Saturday to start the season 1-3.

‘‘We were quite competitive to start with in the first quarter,’’ Jamison said.

‘‘But we made a couple of simple errors which resulted in Tally getting goals from their turnovers.’’

Avenel defender Bonnie Dawson, who this weekend will play Interleague, was the standout for the Swans in the loss, along with Nicole Hanson and shooter Katrina Jamison.

But it will be the Swans’ next few rounds that will test the club’s resolve to challenge for a finals berth later in the season.

‘‘We’re rebuilding a netball side. We’re not going to be the top team, but our new goal is to make finals,’’ Jamison said.

Avenel will return after the Interleague bye to face the winless Ardmona.

‘‘We won’t take it as an easy game, we’ll work on our set plays and put all the things we’ve been working on at training into action,’’ Jamison said.

In the club’s other results, Avenel’s B-graders lost their match to Tallygaroopna 35-78 while C-grade remain winless after a 54-goal defeat.

And in a successful day for the juniors, the Under-17s won their match 38-28, the Under-15s defeated Tallygaroopna 46-35, while the Under-13s cemented themselves at the top of the ladder with a dominant 60-11 win.