Pumas struggled to reel in Hawkesdale-Macarthur | Mininera and District Netball Association

Moyston-Willaura were unable to get the points against Hawkesdale-Macarthur on Saturday.
Moyston-Willaura were unable to get the points against Hawkesdale-Macarthur on Saturday.

Moyston-Willaura missed out on a top-five spot after the Pumas lost to Hawkesdale-Macarthur by 13 goals at Hawkesdale on Saturday.

The first quarter was a tactical battle with the ball moving from end to end as both teams struggled to settle and put a score on the board.

It was an low-scoring first quarter, with the home team leading six goals to four at the first break.

Both teams had a more effective second quarter, but it was Hawkesdale-Macarthur that was able to convert better as it took a 22-15 lead into half-time.

Georgie Eastick was her usual self, providing leadership and control on the court for the Pumas.

Playing in the midcourt, Eastick controlled the ball and took a steady approach towards the Pumas goal circle, spotting up passes into the goal circle at different times.

The home team had a dominant third quarter, pushing their lead out to 13 goals at the final break.

Hawkesdale-Macarthur goal attack Georgia Martin had begun to show her dominance, both in and around the ring.

Martin was a welcomed addition to the Eagles line-up after a few weeks off, and became the main target in the circle.  

The Pumas could not reduce the margin in the final term, to lose 43-30.