A PRODUCTIVE week on the training track helped Merrivale's A grade netballers achieve a good win on Saturday.
The Tigers got themselves back on the winners' list at the Allansford courts, defeating the Cats 66-27.
The previous week Merrivale was disappointed to be held to a draw against a determined Panmure line-up.
While that result meant the Tigers were still unbeaten, it did not please coach Danielle McInerney who set about making sure her team did not miss a winning opportunity against the young Allansford line-up.
"We did a lot of work at training during the week on our systems, which came through on the court today," she said.
"We wanted to come out strong in the first quarter because when we start well it really sets us up and that was what we were able to do, which was pleasing."
The bright start McInerney referred to gave Merrivale a 16-5 quarter-time advantage, with her team extending the buffer as the game went on.
Merrivale took the chance to try some different combinations, with regular defender Tania Ross taking up the goal shooter post.
She showed enough to suggest she is more than capable in that position. Star players Jodi Keane, Elisha Carter and McInerney put on classy displays.
For the Cats, there were some positives to come from the game despite the loss, including the solid game in defence of under 17s player Abbey Healey.
In the remaining round seven games the results followed the script, with Panmure defeating Timboon Demons 40-27 and Dennington maintaining its place in the top four with a 43-35 win over Kolora-Noorat.
Russells Creek had its second win of the season, defeating East Warrnambool 44-27.
Nirranda got home 39-35 against Deakin University.