Maryborough’s A grade netball side has come away from Saturday’s clash against Sand- hurst with a high-scoring, 16- goal loss.
Undefeated and sitting in first place on the Bendigo Football Netball League ladder, Sandhurst went into the match against the Magpies as favourites.
Maryborough gave the Dragons a run for their money in the first quarter, scoring 15 goals to Sandhurst’s 18.
The second quarter saw Sandhurst’s defensive pressure step up, making it difficult to get the ball down to Maryborough’s scoring end.
The Dragons were able to break away from the Magpies, widening the once three-goal margin to a 14- goal advantage by the end of the second term.
Maryborough’s defenders worked hard against Sandhurst’s experienced and accurate attackers in the goal ring but the Dragons were too strong, taking a 25-goal lead into the final quarter.
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