THE Hamilton Kangaroos may have collected their first piece of silverware for the club on Sunday when winning the Worksafe Cup, but their 14-goal win was hardly a game which the team will be too keen to remember with any fondness.
After coming of age as a Hampden contender with a gutsy win over Portland last week, the Kangaroos only showed their very best netball in bursts in a bit of a ‘Jeckyll and Hyde’ performance.
At times, the Kangaroos played with sensational drive and precision, and during those periods they simply blew the Seagulls right off of the court with the pure speed and movement of the ball from one end of the court to the other.
However, just as it appeared that the Kangaroos were ready to take the game by the scruff of the neck, little lapse in concentration, such as rushed passes to players not really in a position to receive them or just to fill the spaces to try and block the Port Fairy movement forward, cost the Kangaroos dearly.
In the end it was the overall class factor that proved enough to collect the points, but the 14-goal margin could easily have been so much more.
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