Bombers spin up a top side in Western Regional State League

COBDEN coach Maddie Smedts says she will rotate her players throughout the Western Regional State League netball series in a bid to find the best combination.

Each Bomber played in at least two spots in their round one 20-goal win against Colac and District last week.

Smedts said a similar process would be used tonight against Timboon Night.

Smedts is preparing for her Hampden league coaching debut.

She said the win against Colac and District was the ideal start for the Bombers’ pre-season tune-up.

“I wasn’t expecting the girls to play as well as they did considering it was the first game they’d played together,” she said. “We had a lot of rotations because it was so hot.

“In the goal circle we started with Natalie Hinkley and Demi Mounsey and they worked really well together and then we switched our goal keeper, Sally Seabrook, to goal shooter.

“Her transition from defence to attack was outstanding.”

Smedts, who played centre, wing defence and goal defence in game one, said Cobden would continue to test players in different positions.

Cobden has a WRSL squad of 13 and will select a nine-player team each week.

“The best part about having a squad is we can rotate and every player has a turn of having a week off,” Smedts said.

Timboon Night defeated Warrnambool and District in round one.

“I saw their first quarter last week and they look like a strong side,” Smedts said.

“Hopefully we can continue with our rotations because I think it’s going to be hot again.”

In other round two open matches, Camperdown Night and Hampden White clash, Colac and District plays Warrnambool and District at 8pm, while Port Fairy and Hampden Green meet in the 9.15pm game.

Round two of the 17 and under season pits Hampden Green against Hampden Red, Warrnambool and District against Colac and District and Camperdown Night against Terang and District.

All 17 and under games are at 6.45pm.

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