Benalla All Blacks netball side once again failed to push for a result against a top-of-the-table Greta side on Saturday.
The 26-76 defeat sees the Panthers stay at the foot of the table — the side is now zero from six wins in the Ovens and King Football Netball League.
Greta’s movement and passing on the court was fast and precise, while the Panthers were made to work hard in defence to shut down attacking moves.
In attack Alara and Morgan moved well in the circle to provide options for feeders Kirsty, Elyse and Chloe.
Greta’s full court press made defending harder for an under-powered Panthers outfit.
Best players on court for the A-grade side were Kirsty Orton, Bernie O’Brien and Elys Felstead.
The young Panthers had a challenge on their hands this Saturday, coming up against another undefeated side in Greta.
After an uncharacteristically slow start, the Panthers found it hard to get settled into the pace of the game.
By half-time they were showing signs of a comeback however Greta had done enough early to get them over the line.
The Panthers had a fantastic last quarter scoring six of their 10 goals. Final score 10 vs 23 to Greta.
Awards: Paige Blaine, Ebony Mathieson, Aneiki Pearce
The under-17s started strong going goal for goal with Greta for the first few minutes of the match.
Greta were able to get a few good turnovers and convert them on the score board giving them a nine-goal lead at quarter-time.
The Panthers fought hard and managed to keep the score board ticking over at their end, however, Greta extended their lead at each break.
Final score 31 vs 60 to Greta.
Awards: Ella Woods, Ella Howell, Zoe Barber
A tough game for the Panthers against Greta saw the Panthers fighting hard, and staying positive regardless of the score board.
Taylor Muir and Caitlyn Green worked tirelessly in defence trying hard to fight off the Greta attacks.
Jacqui Dube had a strong game in the mid-court this week attacking the ball and making the most of opportunities.
But the final score was 16 to 47 to Greta.