Timboon Demons win easily as Power lack spark

Leading player: Melissa McKenzie starred for Timboon Demons against Kolora-Noorat to be name best on court and earn the praise of her coach. Picture: Morgan Hancock
Leading player: Melissa McKenzie starred for Timboon Demons against Kolora-Noorat to be name best on court and earn the praise of her coach. Picture: Morgan Hancock

Saturday’s conditions were tough for both teams. But Timboon Demons played them better.

At times the Demons looked to be playing dry-weather netball.

Coach Kelly Gowland said she was thrilled with the 40-23 win.

"It was a good consistent effort from our girls,” she said.

"I was really happy we stuck to our game plan and I couldn't have asked for more.

"We adapted really well to conditions.

“Speed is sort of one of our factors in our game, the way we play, so we were able to keep that going despite the conditions.”

The Power pushed the Demons early, but the vast difference in experience was evident.

Gowland said she was confident her side would eventually break away.

"You do have to be wary of every competitor each week, we don't take anything for granted,” she said.

"But our defensive effort was really good.

"Emily, Cloe and Sharni really shut it down, so even if they were able to get the ball we were able to turn it over back and then convert off of our defensive pressure.”

Kolora-Noorat coach Jody Roth said she was “baffled” after the inconsistent performance.

"We’ve been training really well and every week we’ve been hitting our goals, then today I just don't know where our heads were,” she said.

"As coach I am a bit lost for words.

"But well done to our opponent, they were on fire and just didn't miss goals. They took the ball on, they didn't take us on and they reaped the benefits of it.”