Maryborough’s A grade netball side secure round one victory

Maryborough’s Jordan Macilwain grabs a pass near the goals during the Magpies round one win over South Bendigo on Saturday.

A round one win was the goal for all teams at the weekend and Maryborough’s A grade netball side was one of the lucky few who got over the line.

Taking down host South Bendigo at its own court, the Pies claimed an eight-point victory to start their season on the right foot.

The accurate goaling duo of Keely Hare and Jordan Macilwain paired with a dynamic midcourt of Ella and Maggie Tranter and club legend Alicia Cassidy would be hard to beat at the best of times, but the Bloods were further disadvantaged due to missing two major players.

Recruits, Chloe Langley and Danielle O’Toole were missing from the Bloods’ list due to other sporting commitments, creating a prime environment for Maryborough to strike.

Senior coach Deb Symes is basking in the glow of a round one victory and said she was impressed by all areas of the court.

“I just think I had seven really good players on the day,” she said.

“There is a lot of talk about how good they (South Bendigo) are so it’s great to get our first win.

“It was fairly closely contested until the third quarter, we pulled away by quite a lot and it got out to about 13 goals at one point.

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