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Bull Sharks at full strength for clash with Cougars

Hannah le Sage
Hannah le Sage led the Sapphire side to victory last time they faced Cougars. 

The Bull Sharks and Cougars squared the ledger when the two sides met in round 5.

The girls from Bond return to Nissan Arena on Sunday looking to go one better. The Ruby series side needs a win to stay in touch with the top four while the Sapphire series side will be desperate to hold off a Cougars outfit intent on forcing their way into finals calculations.

Bull Sharks v Cougars.

Last time they met:

Round 5 at Nissan Arena 

Bull Sharks won 71-59

The Bull Sharks were clinical in the execution of their game plan. When the Cougars got a run on, they were able to quickly reset and drag the momentum back. 

The opposition: 

They are currently sitting in 5th place, but will be very eager to work their way back into the top 4. This will be a crucial win for us.

Shuffling the magnets

It is exciting that at this stage we expect to have all 11 players available.

One to watch:

Will be looking for a full team effort in this game. Each player has a role to play. Our connections have been developing well.

The focus:

We are working on cutting down out our unforced error rate. This has been a big focus at training.

Final word:

We are really heading into the pointy end of the season where results matter, not only Win/Loss but goals scored for and against. We have been tracking well, we just need to keep our consistency with players returning from injury.

With Bec Stower.

Last time they met:

Round 5 at Nissan Arena.

Bull Sharks lost 47-35

The Bull Sharks lost their focus in the 2nd quarter and that’s when the Cougars pounced and took a 10-goal lead. It was the critical period in the match.

The opposition: 

The Cougars are currently sitting in 2nd place on the ladder. If we want to break into the top four a win this weekend would be very important for us. 

Shuffling the magnets:

We are hopeful of having our entire team available. I’m reluctant to announce this because last time I said that our captain Harriet Nicholson went down with an ankle injury in the first 5 mins of game and was out for a number of weeks.

The focus:

We have stressed to the team with words and through our training the importance of valuing the ball and cutting down on our unforced errors.

The final word: 

This is a must win for us to be able to stay connected to the top 4.

With Kim Boland.

 

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