Falcons fly high against Eagles
YARALLA Falcons produced their most devastating performance of the season to outgun Yaralla Eagles 46-16 in their Gladstone Netball Association division one clash at Memorial Park on Tuesday night.
Previous clashes between the two sides this season have been much tighter affairs but, with her side playing 'unbelievable', Falcons coach Tracey Davis said her team had stepped up another level.
'We've just been training really hard and working on a few things,' Davis said. 'Even the girls came off the court and just said 'fantastic'.
'We didn't really know how much we'd beaten them by.'
Davis said her entire side had played strongly, with the versatility of her players enabling her to rotate numbers through the busy centre court.
She said Angela Mills and Natalie Peut, the latter normally more at home in the attacking circle, were strong in defence while Carley Cooke showed the benefit of her time with the CQ Red Claws outfit, producing an excellent performance in centre court.
Her shooters Helen Sherwood and Megan Jahnes were also in fine form, capitalising on nearly every opportunity handed to them.
The Eagles tried hard with Cassie Brown particularly strong in the centre but with the likes of reliable shooter Lindy Taylor on the sideline and Kym Hetherington carrying an injury, were not in the hunt.
However, the return of former representative defender Julie Mills to action will help bolster the side.
In the other division one encounter, Valley Stars kept their unbeaten run intact with a 44-28 decision over Yaralla Owls.