Maldon takes down Dunolly to secure first victory of the season

Natteʼs Meg Weir and Carisbrookʼs Chrissy James compete under the ring for the ball.

Maldon has shocked the competition by claiming its first win of the year over Dunolly.

The Bombers have lucked out to much weaker sides than the Eagles so Saturday’s come from behind win was a welcome surprise for those in the black and red.

Sitting at a 7-14 deficit at quarter time, the Bombers turned it on in the second, shooting 10 goals while allowing the Eagles just four and subsequently narrowing the score to just one goal by the major break.

Dunolly fought hard in the third to try and regain control, but Maldon was more consistent in attack and overturned the lead to one goal in its favour by three- quarter time.

The game could’ve gone either way right up until the final quarter, but accurate shooting from Theresa Buchanan helped Maldon not only maintain its lead, but extend it by five goals by the final whistle.

As usual, Hannah Kenny and Lara Metelmann for Dunolly were accurate under the ring both shooting at 88 percent or above, but the Eagles clearly missed Ash Lierich and Ash McClelland who were both absent on Saturday.

Maldon would’ve relished in the 43-37 win and will head into the second half of the season with a renewed confidence in an effort to move from the bottom section of the ladder.

Despite Carisbrook missing key goalie Paige McLean, the Redbacks still easily knocked over Natte Bealiba on Saturday.

For more on this story see Page 21 of The Advertiser, Tuesday, June 25

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