NORTH Warrnambool Eagles coach Jody Roth is hoping their preliminary final conqueror Camperdown can breakthrough for its first Hampden open netball premiership.
Roth said she had the “utmost respect for the club and what (coach) Peter (Finch) has done there”.
She believes the Magpies can overcome their grand final hoodoo – they’ve lost seven, including the past two – and deliver the Leura Oval club a flag.
“I sincerely wish Camperdown all the best next week,” Roth said. “Koroit are beatable. We proved that.”
The Eagles let a six-goal half-time lead slip against the Magpies, who clawed their way back and forced the game into extra time. The Pies were dominant in that period, eventually winning 59-52.
“We had a few momentum lapses and they managed to get on top of us,” Roth said.
“In overtime they had the momentum and were able to capitalise. The girls are very disappointed and I understand that and as coach I would be disappointed if they weren’t shattered but as coach I also know they put it all out there.”