Warrnambool snaps three-game Hampden league open grade losing streak

JUGGLING ACT: Warrnambool goal attack Amy Wormald was prolific for the Hampden league netball side on Saturday and again busy for Big V basketball outfit Warrnambool Mermaids that night. Picture: Amy Paton
JUGGLING ACT: Warrnambool goal attack Amy Wormald was prolific for the Hampden league netball side on Saturday and again busy for Big V basketball outfit Warrnambool Mermaids that night. Picture: Amy Paton

WARRNAMBOOL goal attack Amy Wormald says the contribution of younger players helped the Blues snap a three-game losing streak.

Sophie Threlfall and Sarah Smith stood up in the midcourt in the Blues’ 48-44 win over Camperdown at Reid Oval on Saturday.

The Blues and Magpies are now locked on six wins and three losses each.

“Sinead Finck was sick during the week and was a bit faint in the second quarter and came off for a rest,” Wormald said.

“Sophie stepped up – she’s been playing A3 – and played in the second half and blitzed it.

“She was awesome. Sarah played a full game in wing defence. She’s in my 17 and under team.”

Wormald, who shot  31 goals, said the win was a confidence-booster.

“We had lost three in a row and were getting a bit down on ourselves,” she said.

“(Emma (Cust) was just amazing to watch yesterday. She never gives herself best because she’s coach.

“I played with Mahni Wright in goals this week – Taylah Antonio sat off – and we moved well together.”

In other games, Port Fairy thumped Portland 63-43 to make it four wins on the trot and Hamilton Kangaroos downed South Warrnambool 52-44.

We had lost three in a row and were getting a bit down on ourselves.

Amy Wormald