HDNL | LBU can’t claw past Elmore

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Focused: Jesie Milligan was named best-on for LBU during the clash against Elmore on Saturday. Photo: Steve Huntley

Lockington Bamawm United’s two-game winning streak has come to an end after the Cats fell to league-leaders Elmore by 36 goals on Saturday.

The Bloods are undefeated in 2022 and they were simply too good for LBU, winning 74-38.

LBU coach Jess Hardess said her side knew it was going to be a tough test from the get-go against the Heathcote District League’s top side.

“The girls were pretty keen to get going and they were focused and ready to go, but Elmore is just such a polished, structured, well-oiled team,” Hardess said.

“We knew it was going to be a tough game but credit to our girls, it’s really hard to keep your head up in those games and they did.

“They fought out the whole four quarters and kept their head up the whole time, and I am really proud of how they handled it.”

Hardess said she was impressed with her side’s grit and resilience.

“I liked the way they were able to maintain for the whole four quarters and keep pushing, even though it was such a tough game,” she said.

Hardess said Jesie Milligan was best-on for the Cats on Saturday, with Chelsea Hicks and Maddy Atherton also having good games.

“Jesie played really well. She popped into goal attack and from the first quarter she was shooting above 80 per cent, it was awesome,” Hardess said.

“Chelsea played a great game again and Maddy really shut them down in wing defence, they played really well as well.”

Halfway through the season and with the Cats in fifth spot on the ladder, Hardess said she was pleased with where her side was at.

“I’m pretty happy. The girls have fought hard for this and we are going to keep building in the second half of the season, as everyone will,” she said.

“We’ll be really focusing on not discounting any team and maintaining that four-quarter effort.

“You always want to have a win and you always want to make finals. The girls are capable of making finals, but we’re just going to take it one week at a time.”

Heathcote District Netball League

Lockington Bamawm United 38 lost to Elmore 74