Camperdown coach Sharon Kenna aware 2018 finals chance slipping from Magpies' grasp

ON TARGET: Camperdown's Krystal Baker shot 41 goals against Portland on Saturday, pleasing coach Sharon Kenna. The Magpies were too strong for Portland. Picture: Morgan Hancock
ON TARGET: Camperdown's Krystal Baker shot 41 goals against Portland on Saturday, pleasing coach Sharon Kenna. The Magpies were too strong for Portland. Picture: Morgan Hancock

CAMPERDOWN coach Sharon Kenna concedes the Magpies’ finals chances are slim.

The Magpies sit sixth on the Hampden league ladder, just two points outside the top five, with two rounds to play.

But the 2017 grand finalist plays ladder-leader Cobden and top-three contender Port Fairy on the run home.

“I know we have a battle on our hands because we have a tough two games to finish,” Kenna said after the Magpies’ 63-42 win over Portland.

“I know we are up against it but we have to try and find a miracle and knock Cobden over next week.

“I am realistic and know we’re probably going to miss out.”

Kenna was pleased with Camperdown’s fluid attacking movement against Portland and hopes it can carry it in against Cobden.

“Our defence has been keeping us in the running and has been playing fantastic netball but our attacking end has been quite down and it was fabulous yesterday which was really pleasing,” she said.

Teenage goaler Krystal Baker shot 41 goals.

“Krystal was on fire. Her timing was great and her movement was great,” Kenna said.

“I think she only missed two goals for the game. It didn’t matter where she was taking her shots from.”