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Beta take positives from defeat

By Shelly Guni / Published on Monday, 09 Jul 2018 16:58 PM / No Comments / 407 views

9 July 2018

DESPITE an error-plagued second half which ended in a 40-37 defeat to Glow Petroleum Queens, Beta Queens coach, Tatenda Shinya is upbeat about his team’s chances in Netball Social League this season.

Shinya says his team will take several positives from the disappointing result at Dzivarasekwa Stadium on Saturday and will bounce back.

“The pressure was right up but I would want to give my players credit for showing some good character.

“We played very well though we started badly with our shooting failing to convert chances due to lack of transition and alertness.

“Losing our first game in the second round is not a good start since we were aiming for a top spot.

“However, we lost to a better side of which it shows that there is improvement we just need to polish up one or two things then we are done,” he said.

Shinya added:

“Going into the game, our strategy was to congest the mid and try to force our opponents into making errors of which it worked.

“Also the introduction of Alice Murindagomo who managed to contain and frustrate Glow, Wing Attack, and Perpetua Siyachitema was a good plan,” said Shinya.

The challenge was ahead of Beta Queens on how they would respond to their fourth loss of the season and the coach is still confident that they are still in the title race.

“The competition is still very open and any team has a chance, that’s the way games are going.”

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