LUTHERAN Purple’s C grade team broke a run of 31-straight losses in the Gawler & Districts Netball Association last Tuesday, defeating Virginia by four goals.
Lutheran’s last recorded win was a forfeit over Xavier Saints Green in the 2016 summer, but the last playing victory came on July 30 of the same year.
Now with the monkey off the back, coach Ron Chenoweth said it was great to see the girls’ hard work pay off.
“We’re extremely happy to see the girls get the win,” he said.
“It’s great to see Dana (Hall) and Christie (Chenoweth) working really well up front.
“All the girls just clicked. “It really means a lot to us, it’s great to see all the little bits working.”
The final quarter was back and forth, but a shot from Christie Chenoweth from the edge of the circle was the confidence booster Lutheran needed to run out the match.
Sisters Bianca and Hannah Rimell worked wonders out of defence, while the rebounding efforts of Eve Slape and Grace Haldane helped the attacking duo.
However, coach Chenoweth admitted he did have some nerves as to whether his charges could hold on.
“I was hoping they wouldn’t lose the lead they had,” he said.
“I thought they were looking a bit tired.
“They hung on, which was good.”