A win on the board has the Barooga A-grade netball side on a high heading into round two against Tungamah this weekend.
Coach Sharni Hazelman said the two-goal win against Katandra — the final result 32-34 — was a confidence inspiring win which was fought hard for.
‘‘It was close all game but we were ahead at every change of end,’’ she said.
While the Kats started to claw back in the last quarter, it was not enough.
‘‘We were able to hold onto that lead in the end, our defence end was fantastic and gave us a whole lot of turnovers but some we weren’t able to convert and so our attacking could improve,’’ Hazelman said.
‘‘It’s a new attack end and so we’re not going to be able to jell straight away, it was a great performance for round one and we will be going back and working on it at training this week.’’
Carmen O’Dwyer was named best on for her game in goal keeper and Chloe Anthony stepped up from B-grade to play full game in wing defence, earning a nod from Hazelman.
‘‘Chloe’s game as impressive and it shows the effort that she’s been putting in during preseason,’’ Hazelman said.
This week the Hawks host Tungamah in a game Hazelman said the girls would not be taking lightly.
‘‘As with all games we’ll be going in hard, Tungamah were quite a strong side last year and so we need to start strong and hopefully we can come away with a win,’’ she said.