Ararat Eagles brave in defeat | Mininera and District Netball Association

PHYSICAL: Ararat Eagles' Jordyn Leggett gets some close attention during the match against Lismore-Derrinallum on Saturday. Picture: Peter Pickering
PHYSICAL: Ararat Eagles' Jordyn Leggett gets some close attention during the match against Lismore-Derrinallum on Saturday. Picture: Peter Pickering

A six-goal first quarter has cost Ararat any chance of grabbing the points against Lismore-Derrinallum, losing by 13 goals at Alexandra Oval on Saturday.

The Demons jumped out of the blocks and piled on 11 goals before the first break to take a five-goal advantage into the second term.

Jess Wright worked in wing defence for Ararat, with the ball making its way down her end more times often than she would have liked in the first quarter and it continued after quarter time.

The visitors continued to dominate possession in the midcourt and create lots of chances under goals.

The Eagles worked hard to create pressure but the Demons extended their lead in the second quarter to 11 goals.

The third term was more of an even contest with the Eagles able to match the effort of the visitors with both teams finishing the term with nine goals to leave the Eagles trailing 23-34 at the final break. The Eagles continued to try hard but fell short at the final whistle 43-30.

The home team remains in ninth after the loss.