Russells Creek A grade netball captain Thalia Robertson warns opposition not to underestimate her team

STANDING TALL: Russells Creek captain Thalia Robertson and her Kangaroos teammates are starting to build some good form and are eyeing more wins in the back-end of the season.

STANDING TALL: Russells Creek captain Thalia Robertson and her Kangaroos teammates are starting to build some good form and are eyeing more wins in the back-end of the season.

AFTER three wins in five matches, Russells Creek captain Thalia Robertson issued a warning to the rest of the Warrnambool and District league A grade netball sides not to underestimate the Kangaroos.

The team from Mack Oval is starting to find its rhythm, putting in impressive performances, including a breakthrough win over Old Collegians on Saturday.

“I’ve never beaten Old Collegians as a senior player, and I’ve been there 10 years,” Robertson said. “We were pretty happy with that.

“I reckon we can get a few more wins on the board, now we’re working together and starting (to get momentum).”

The Kangaroos unveiled a new-look, young team this season, and took a while to gel, but they are starting to reap the rewards for their persistence.

Robertson, at 23 years old, is the most senior, with a host of 18-to-20-year-olds in the line-up.

“We were a brand new team at the start of the season,” she said. “It took us a bit of time to get to know how each other plays.

“We we have that trust in each other … trust has been a major working point.”

Robertson said Russells Creek was striving to reverse some of the results from early in the season when they come up against teams again in the second half of the year, starting with an away clash against Allansford this weekend.

“They beat us by about 15 goals last time. We played well, but I think now we’re a lot more confident in each other,” she said.

“(I want other teams) not to underestimate us. We’re a young team, but I think we’re working together really well.”

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