GVL netball round 6 by Sam Saracino

Shepparton United will be looking to bounce back from its first defeat of the season when it hosts Benalla.The Demons were stunned by Euroa last weekend and coach Kara Blizzard will be demanding a response from her girls.Benalla will be no pushover.They have been playing some good netball and despite their loss to Rochester last weekend they won’t fear the challenge of taking on the Demons.The Demons will look to Laura Cole, along with Jessie Barnes and Bess Schnioffsky to lead the way after their solid form in the loss to Euroa last weekend while the Saints will look to its more experienced players to lead the way. Tip: Shepparton United.
Tatura will go into its match with Mansfield confident it can chalk up its first win of 2022.After a solid 2021, the Bulldogs have made a slow start to the new season, but if the likes of Elsie Boyer, defender Molly Kennedy and attacker, Charlotte Thomas can lead the way then the visitors should be able to win the four points.Mansfield will fancy its chances and if it gets a sniff, it will push the visitors all the way. Tip: Tatura.
This should be a fantastic game of netball as both teams chase the win to help them stay in touch with the top six.The Tigers have won two-and-a-half-games this season while the Swans won their first game of 2022 by overcoming Kyabram in a real arm wrestle last weekend.Defender Erin Hopkins was a standout for the Swans last weekend as was Shinea Sali and Sophie Atkinson.If they can continue their good form, then the visitors will be confident of walking away with the win. Tip: Rochester.
Echuca will be out to bounce back from its first loss of the season when it welcomes Shepparton in a re-match of the 2018 grand-final.A lot has changed since that great day for the Murray Bombers.Last weekend, the Murray Bombers were in the game even in the last quarter despite going down by 14 goals.Jacqueline James and Greta Pearson were the standouts for Echuca in its loss to Seymour.If they can continue their good form coupled with the return of a few key players, including coach Steph Vick from illness, then the likes of Jacinta Todd, Bree Robinson and Ella Sidebottom will have their work cut out. Tip: Echuca.
Seymour will be looking to continue its good form when it goes on the road to take on Kyabram.Kyabram has won the one-and-a-half games this season and it will turn to talented shooter Chicky Vick, mid-courter Elivia Hall and Alyssa Trebilcock to make them competitive for the contest.Ellie O’Sullivan and Jess Lallo were outstanding in the attacking third last weekend and they will take some stopping.Sarah Szczykulski was a strong force down in the defence, while Olivia Barry was outstanding in the win over Echuca last weekend.If those girls continue their good form, then the Lions should win comfortably. Tip: Seymour.
Euroa will be looking to continue its good form in 2022 and claim another scalp when it travels to Mooroopna.Kellie Davidson was brilliant in the centre for Euroa in the upset win over United while boom recruit Emily Andrew was great in the attacking circle.Tylah Marchbank also had an outstanding game in defence, which helped set up the win against the Demons.If the trio can continue their good form and keep the likes of Dayna Williams, Shelby Britten and Ash Lancaster at bay, then the visitors should continue their winning form. Tip: Euroa.