Falcons continue on

Zoe Davies (Robbab Photography)

Tara Murray

The City West Falcons continue to get the wins in Victorian Netball League championships division, but there’s still work to be done.

It wasn’t the Falcons best performance of the season for the Falcons, but they were able to do enough on Wednesday night, winning 68-60.

Falcons coach Marg Lind said they were happy to get the win.

“It was good,” she said. “Offensively we were pretty good with our court coverage.

“Defensively we have a bit of work to do over the next few weeks. We don’t turn enough ball over.

“I’ll look to get some coaches in to have a look and cast some fresh eyes over it.”

The Falcons were without Melissa Oloamanu, who had to fly out to New Zealand for a Samoan national camp.

Lucia Fauonuku got an opportunity in the defensive circle in Oloamanu’s absence. Lind said she did a really good job.

Lind said Maddie Gray had a good game in goals and played quite intelligently. Jane Cook was also back on court and played three quarters, after a foot injury.

The Falcons sit third on the ladder.

Lind said the next few weeks was about setting things in place for finals.

“Settling into combinations and having more versatility,” she said.

“With the teams in the top four at the moment there’s a lot of diversity and you have to make sure we have the right match ups.

“We still have a lot of work to do as we’re not where we want to be. There’s still that improvement to come.

“Our on court chemistry and relationships on court will be the focus.”

The under-19 side now sits on top of the table, after being the Saints 57-39.

Birthday girl Achel Yout had a really good game, as did scholarship holder Elisa Butterworth-Gonebale.

The division 1 team won 64-47 with Toni Lind, Tharjini Sivalingam and Maddison McKiernan having good games.

The Falcons next week face Peninsula Waves.