THE opening four rounds of the South West District Netball League have shown that the competition for a place in the finals this year is going to be hot and subsequently missed opportunities will be costly.
This has never been more relevant for Westerns and Branxholme-Wallacedale ahead of their round five clash at Branxholme tomorrow.
Sitting fifth and sixth respectively both sides have produced a standard of play that would suggest they deserve a place in finals this season, however the Roos’ only two wins have come over the bottom two sides and the Saints are on a three-game losing streak, two form lines both would be desperate to break.
The Saints have proven to be a high scoring side so far this season, averaging 46 goals per game at this stage, and have pushed some of the better teams in the competition after having a relatively tough draw to start the season.
Westerns coach Lisa Bampfield said her side was expecting a tough game against the Saints as the stakes were high for both teams ahead of the match.
“I think it is touch and go for both of us, a lot of people in the league this year have written us off already as an easy game, so it would be nice to prove some people wrong,” Bampfield said.
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