High’s and Low’s
Well, what a weekend of high’s and low’s to kick off our 2010 campaign. I look back at it now and feel a bunch of mixed emotions. Our win against the Lions was definitely the highlight of the weekend as the Claws had never before knocked off a Brisbane based team. It was even better knowing that we can really turn it on. In the third quarter of that game, we started down by 3 goals. By the end of the quarter we were 10 goals up! Everything just seems to click with the ball flowing with ease down the court. Our defence were on fire and our shooters were converting from all areas of the circle. It just seemed so easy. That for me is evidence that we can play top quality netball and I guess also evidence that we didn’t play as consistently as we could have. If we had have played all games like we did that 3rd quarter against Lions, we would have potentially come home with 3 wins. In this team however we do not focus on the negatives and what went wrong, we instead focus on the positives and what we got right and what we can build on.
I have no doubt in my mind that we have the ability, determination and desire to make the top 6 and that next time we face the Cougars or Lynx that the scoreboard will be very different. I know that we can beat these teams and hold our own against the best in the state, we have proven that, we now just need to produce our best netball to give ourselves every opportunity to do so. We are stronger and fitter and far more experienced this time around, so bring on Cairns…
A word of warning to all NQ Teams – The CLAWS ARE OUT!
Author: Mel Clarke Posted: May 11, 2010