EMMA Cust and Amy Wormald reckon they know each other's games inside and out.
Goal keeper Cust is often tasked with playing on goal shooter Wormald at Warrnambool netball training.
The experienced duo is grateful to have one another to practice against.
Wormald, 30, and Cust, 33, have helped the Blues to fourth spot on the Hampden league ladder after nine rounds.
"We do match up on each other a fair bit at training. It can get rough," Wormald said of her teammate.
"It's hard but we both have worked each other out a little bit. Well, she's definitely worked me out. That is probably why she's so hard to play on, she knows exactly what I am going to do."
Wormald said Cust had the attributes, such as height, to be a goal keeper.
"She is such a good defender, the best I have ever seen and the hardest to play on," she said.
"She's physical. She is such a fierce competitor."
Cust finds lining up on Wormald just as difficult.
"I reckon it's a good hit-out because there's not many goal shooters that are agile. Let alone with Amy's athleticism, height and skill," she said.
"It's good when we do play on each other because you're really tested out at training.
"I know sometimes what she's going to do but I still can't stop it."
The duo will celebrate milestone matches, albeit belatedly, when the Blues host rival South Warrnambool on Saturday.
The Blues will present Cust (200 senior club games) and Wormald (100 senior club games) with mementos.
Both players reached their milestone games in 2019 but it only came to light this year.
Cust estimates she's now played 216 senior games in navy blue and Wormald 111.
Cust, who "had a season at Port Fairy and two random games at Cobden", said there might have been a miscommunication and then the 2020 season was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Her connections to the club are strong and she wishes her late dad, Mark 'Tocka' O'Keeffe, could be there for her belated special moment.
He passed away in December 2019, aged 57.
"He is my role model sporting-wise. I have tried to aspire to him and make him proud so it's pretty disappointing for me that he wasn't here for that because it's a pretty big milestone," Cust said.
"It is good to have that club loyalty. My brother (Tim O'Keeffe) has 200 games and my sister (Sarah Cowling) would've almost got 200 this season except for COVID.
Wormald, who now prioritises netball over Big V basketball, said she took inspiration from the O'Keeffe family, saying their loyalty inspired her to remain at the club.
"It is an admirable quality," she said.
"I am pretty proud of myself. I left Warrnambool for six years and playing basketball and netball, basketball was my first priority so I'd miss out on a lot of netball games.
"I have been playing for a long time but it's probably taken me a long time to get to 100."
Cust, who has three kids under the age of six, might call time on her career at season's end.
But you never say never.
"I'd like to win a flag this year and then stop," she said.
"My husband (Ben) says 'you say that every year that you're going to finish up and then it gets to the start of the year and you get toey again'."
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