Kangaroos building form

GUIDANCE: Stacy Dunkley is playing a valuable role as an on-court leader for a young and developing Russells Creek team.
GUIDANCE: Stacy Dunkley is playing a valuable role as an on-court leader for a young and developing Russells Creek team.

Russells Creek’s Warrnambool and district league round nine netball clash with Timboon Demons shapes as a crucial encounter.

The Demons are third on the ladder with six wins while the Kangaroos are in fifth place with four victories to their name. But from the Kangaroos’ inner sanctum, the focus is on dealing with the here and now and not looking too far ahead.

Russells Creek wing defence Stacy Dunkley said the team learnt some lessons from a competitive loss to Dennington last week.

“They are a very experienced team and we were probably a bit intimidated and lost focus on playing our own game,” she said.

“We have a young team and I was very proud of the way the girls stuck at it against Dennington. We just need to concentrate on our own game this week which will give us a good chance.”

In other games, Kolora-Noorat is chasing its third win in a row when it hosts Allansford. The Power have moved to seventh on the ladder while the Cats have slipped back to eighth. 

Merrivale will play South Rovers, Nirranda hosts Panmure and Dennington plays East Warrnambool.