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Experienced Magpies too strong

By Cobram Courier

Cobram faced a litmus test in its round 11 clash against reigning premier Moama but could not keep up with a vastly more experienced Magpies outfit.
Both teams were presented with atrocious conditions for netball, making slick ball movement virtually impossible.
Cobram knew it would have to make a positive start to the encounter if it stood any chance of defeating Moama on its home court.
The Tigers started prominently, but their energy levels quickly tapered off in the draining conditions suited to a more physical brand of netball.
But in a major positive for the maturing Cobram side, it was able to score 42 goals against a team widely regarded as the best defensive unit in the competition.
The Magpies on average only concede about 26 goals a game.
The biggest factor holding Cobram back was its inability to find consistency in the game.
The Tigers played well in patches but sporadic moments of quality does not cut it against a team of Moama’s ilk, going down 61-42.
Cobram was well served by goal shooter Helen Bruni and centre Tessa Bruni, but nobody had a standout performance in the tricky conditions.
The Tigers will look to bounce back this week when they host Finley, who sits eighth on the ladder.
Cobram is fifth, one game behind Numurkah in fourth.