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Excited Mash coach can't hide her praise for Barton

Excited Mash coach can’t hide her praise for Barton

JACK HISLOP

MASH coach Jenny Riedel has praised gun defender Tammy Barton for starring in her side’s victory over Nightcliff Black last week.

Barton won two points in the No More Spirit Award for her performance, helping Mash to their second win from four starts in the premier league.

Riedel said Barton worked hard at her game and reaped the rewards on the court.

“She (Barton) is consistently good. Occasionally I throw her into goals and she will step up — she is an allround great player,” Riedel said.

“She is so strong in defence, but on the other hand I can put her in goals because she has a great netball brain.”

Riedel said changes made to their game plan helped Mash push for victory.

“We were even in the first quarter and the girls dug deep and played well,” she said.

“We made a couple of changes and we put into practice what we had done at training the week before. It paid off and it lifted the whole team.

“We had a few plays that we have been working on and we were able to implement them during the game — it really helped.

“It was good win. they (Nightcliff Black) were a good team and we enjoyed it.”

The mindset of the players played a big factor in the win, having to overcome the hurdle of a 62-6 defeat to A-grade outfit Tracy Village only two weeks earlier.

“The girls could feel they could win,” Riedel said.

“They were inspired and played well, as opposed to the A-grade game we played. The morale was different.”

Mash take on A-grade premiers Pints tomorrow night at Marrara.​