TARRAWINGEE was lucky to sneak ahead of Benalla with a four-goal victory in round 12 of Ovens and King netball.
Wet conditions at Friendlies Oval kept the final scores to a low 33-29, as Benalla came out firing, with a 10-goal to six first term.
However, the scoreboard heading into the second quarter, combined with a rev up by coach Maddie Canning, was enough to spur Tarrawingee into action, as it equalled Benalla’s quarter with 10 goals each.
Tarrawingee responded further, building on its existing pace to draw scores level at three quarter time, 23 all.
Much to the dismay of the All Blacks after leading for almost three terms, they had no answer for the momentum Tarrawingee struck, as the Dogs continued to chip away at the scores to earn the valuable four points.
Tarrawingee’s come-from-behind win was a matter of the side settling and attacking more profoundly, according to captain Lisa Kerlin.
“Benalla came out really strong in the first quarter, and it was probably something we weren’t ready for,” Kerlin said.
“We probably didn’t play our best to start with, but we clawed back in the game as we were more settled in the second half.”