Tatyoon and Magpies set for round two clash

Tatyoon will be out to make it two wins from two games when it faces off against Wickliffe-Lake Bolac in round two of the Mininera and District Netball Association on Saturday.

The Hawks were dominant in last one and recorded a big win against the Eagles to open their season but the Magpies will be a tougher challenge in round two.

Tatyoon will be looking to continue their dominant form and record a 2-0 start to their season, something the team was able to do to start the 2016 season also.

The Hawks have strength all over the court and will make it difficult for Wickliffe Lake Bolac to match up against them. 

Jacqueline McDougall has moved into the midcourt this year and already had an impact. 

She is quick and agile which makes her a hard player to stop. 

Wickliffe-Lake Bolac were competitive last week against Glenthompson-Dunkeld which will give the team some confidence that they are capable of playing quality netball.

The Magpies managed to sink 42 goals in their round one match with both Magpies goalies being active under the ring.

Magpie Amy Jackson was strong in goals but she will need to continue her hard work in this match as Tatyoon’s defensive pressure is incessant. 

Tayla Notting was a welcomed returnee for the Magpies this season, with her hard work and determination in defence last week noticeable on court. 

Notting is quick and provides drive from defence through the midcourt to the attacking third for the Pies. 

The defender will have her work cut out for her this week, as Hawks’ goaling duo Maggie Astbury and Lauren McCarthy were in blistering form last week, scoring 62 goals against the Eagles.

They combined well in the ring and are tough, competitive players with strong hands. 

Leggett will be looking for support in the ring as well as pressure down the court if they are to minimise the impact Tatyoon’s goalies have on the game. 

Tatyoon coach Maryanne McDougall said the team will have one forced change to the team from last week.

"Simone King hurt her ankle in the final quarter last week and will be out for the match against Wickliffe-Lake Bolac,” she said.

"But overall, I think our scoring end will be strong enough to make the most of the opportunities we get during the match.”