Hervey Bay defeats Blazers 1

A LAST-MINUTE reshuffle of the Blazers 1 starting line-up did not prevent a defeat by Hervey Bay.

New captain-coach Kistee Corrigan was thrown into the deep end for the division one encounter with a long list of injuries reducing player numbers to six.

Corrigan called up players from lower divisions and tweaked with player positions, but failed to stop a 51–29 loss to the visitors.

“We were always going to be up against it,” she said.

“The girls did what they could but eventually their shooters got away from us.”

Emma Taber made a switch from wing defence to goal attack to bolster the Blazers 1 forwards, but had her work cut out for her competing with the well-drilled Hervey Bay defenders.

Corrigan said a determined effort from her team prevented what could have become an embarrassing landslide victory.

“I've got to give the girls full credit for pulling together and giving their full effort until the end,” she said.

“They held their own and made the most of what was a difficult predicament.”

The return of shooter Amanda Cormick and wing defence Leanne Shelton from injury is expected to boost the side in coming weeks.



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