COLAC Tigers netballers have won back-to-back games for the first time this year.
The Tigers defeated Newtown and Chilwell, 43-36, and backed up a win against Grovedale last week.
Losses had followed Colac wins earlier in the season but Rebecca Finn’s charges stepped up to the Eagles challenge at Colac’s Central Reserve.
Tahlia Jeffreys thrived at goal keeper while fellow defender Emma Hillman enjoyed getting into space at goal defence.
Tigers goaler Courtney Cuolahan proved unstoppable in Colac’s attacking third and netted 33 goals.
Finn said her team built a lead and defended it on Saturday, a task they had failed to achieve against Grovedale.
“I think we were about three or four down before we scored but we got our act together, had a quarter-time lead and then built on it which was the disappointing thing from last week,” she said.
“It was a much better defensive effort through the midcourt and the girls really created a lot of turnovers.”
Finn said every Tiger played their part in the victory.
“Players were given specific tasks for the game and they adhered to that and carried it out which was great,” she said.
“I made a positional change with Tahlia Jeffreys back to keeper and Emma Hillman out to goal defence.
“Tahlia was great with her efforts at keeper and Emma’s defensive pressure through the midcourt was terrific.
“Courtney was rock solid in attack and again she is such a fantastic player, it’s worth going along just to watch her play.”
Jeffreys, Hillman and Kelsey Lang were the Tigers’ best players.
The Tigers aim for three victories in a row when they take on Lara at Central Reserve this weekend.
In other GFL netball matches, Geelong West-St Peters accounted for North Shore, Leopold beat Lara and South Barwon defeated Bell Park.
St Marys beat St Josephs, and St Albans completes round 15 on Thursday when the Saints play Grovedale.