'Disciplined' netballers remain on target

NETBALL: The unbeaten Goodna Sapphires plan to maintain their winning formula despite the temptation to take it easy tonight.

The Sapphires consolidated second place, with a game in hand, after their latest 75-36 win over Redcliffe.

However, they face one of the bottom sides, QCNA Opens 2, in their latest South East Queensland Cup match at the State Netball Centre.

"We have no concerns,'' captain Robyn Walsh said.

"We just have to remain disciplined and work as hard as we can to maximise the points scored.''

Walsh said another comfortable win over Redcliffe continued the team's progress towards another SEQ Cup title.

"Our main goal was to put as many points on the board as we could to assist with goal percentages,'' she said.

"It was good that the girls were disciplined enough to run the game out with this in mind.

"We also made a few changes and threw in some different combinations to see how they would work, if we required these in future games.''

Although the captain was happy with her team across the court, she said Beth Thornton was enjoying a great season.

"Beth is adapting to multiple positions that she is not normally used to,'' Walsh said.

"Her defence skills have been on display when she takes the court as wing defence. This really helps the goal defence and goal keeper with slowing the ball down into the circle.

"Beth has turned over so much ball on the edge of the circle and it is a credit to her.

"Defence players rely heavily on the defence outside the circle and Beth has not let us down.''

Tonight's game is at 9.10pm.



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