Breakaways eye end to Bullets' title run to cap perfect year
BREAKAWAYS is just one win from completing the perfect season.
The Hervey Bay Netball Association Division 1 minor premiers were unbeaten in its 13 premiership games.
That streak extended to 14 after its qualifying final win against Bullets a fortnight ago, but the players don't want to end their run there.
Soraya Dredge's squad wants to bring up win No.15 for 2017, which will break Bullets' stranglehold on the HBNA Div 1 title.
It will be Breakaways' third game in five weeks, but Dredge expected her squad to fire from the first whistle.
"It has helped with a few injuries,” Dredge said.
"It is desirable to play that week as the momentum carries through.
"(A slow start) is a possibility but I don't anticipate it. We want to lead from the first moment. The first quarter is integral.
"It could happen, but we've addressed it and the focus is to be strong from the start. We've got a lot of grand final and rep experience in the squad.”
The fixture is a repeat of last year's decider, though Breakaways' form suggests it should be favourites in the mammoth clash with one of their fiercest rivals.
"There's a healthy rivalry but a mutual respect for the coaches and players.”
That game caps a big day for the club, which will play in three senior deciders.
Div 1 starts at 1.30pm.