Undermanned Magpies go down to Sandhurst

Maryborough’s A grade netball side suffered a crushing 28-goal defeat at the hands of last season’s premiers at the weekend.

A severely undermanned Magpies squad took to the QEO court on Saturday with Eliza Roughead, Chloe Egan, Keely Hare and Bella Westbrook all unavailable.

The hardest gap to fill was that of Hare, who usually plays alongside Jordan Macilwain in Maryborough’s goals.

It was left to midcourt superstar, Alicia Cassidy to have a crack in the circle and while coach Deb Symes admitted a clash with top-side, Sandhurst is “not a great time to be thrown into goals” she said Cassidy handled it “very well”.

Symes said she is grateful to the other lower-graded Maryborough girls who stepped up to fill the positions on the day.

“It was quite difficult to get a good flow happening because of the girls who had stepped up for just one week,” she said.

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