LIFE Studio DVM Embroidery centre Petrina Allen pulled no punches after her side’s disappointing Orange Netball Association Toyota Cup loss to Hawks Ace Drilling on Saturday.
Already resigned to missing the 2014 finals, LS DVM Embroidery was playing for little more than pride against their fellow cellar dwellers and, suffering from player unavailability, slumped to a 37-28 loss.
The win was Hawks Ace Drilling’s first of the season, and lifts the two blues into equal seventh with LS DVM Embroidery.
Both sides will be desperate for a win in this weekend’s final round to avoid claiming the 2014 wooden spoon.
“We can’t do anything in terms of finals now, so we’ll just finish the season as best we can I guess,” Allen said.
“We are attached to a squad with our division two side though, and I think they will just scrape into the finals, so I’m hoping we can push them through.”
Allen said a lack of genuine shooters hurt her side, which was forced to use mid-courters inside the circle.
“It’s been the story of our season, some of us are playing two games a week just to fill sides,” Allen explained.
“We might need to look at reverting to a stand-alone division one team next season.
“I think now it’s more about supporting our top side Life Studio now. There are positives of course, the division two girls getting experience in division one is important, it’s all about getting a bit more depth in Orange netball.”
In Saturday’s other Toyota Cup results Life Studio defeated Royal Hawks 51-35, Robin Hood Orange Glass overcame OHS High A 64-36 and CYMS Gladiators beat KWS 1sts 52-34.