The Swinburne Lady Cobras (4-1) tackle the Hobart Lady Chargers (1-5), Head Coach Cheryl Chambers is back on board this week as is star, Abby Bishop and after such a decisive win against Nunawading last week Kilsyth will be in a league of their own against Hobart come Saturday night.
In their win against Nunawading last round, the Swinburne Lady Cobras proved to the competition that they have what it takes to be one of the top teams in the competition; every single player had an impact on the scoreboard as well as the causing Nunawading to have 29 turnovers for the match. The MVP from the match, Gemma Kerr, was fantastic with 22 points.
Hobart have only managed the one win for the Season and despite being in the hunt for most of the game last week against Ballarat should not have the fire power to take on the numerous options Kilsyth has at its disposal. Kilsyth will be keen to cement their position in the top four, especially with the opportunities that could arise after this weekend’s game between Dandenong and Knox. The Swinburne Lady Cobras are also celebrating Hayley Moffatt’s 100th SEABL game, a constant performer and team player the girls.
The Swinburne Lady Cobras tip off against the Hobart Lady Chargers at 6.15pm Saturday May 14 on Hugh McMenamin Court.
Last weekend saw the Swinburne Cobras (2-5) notch up their second win of the season by 13 points against the Canberra Gunners in Canberra. The win should provide much needed confidence to the team as they come up against a strong and experienced Hobart Chargers (3-4) outfit.
Kilsyth have been struggling with inaccuracy and slow starts this season, however against the Gunners managed to shake of both issues, hopefully this weekend’s match will see a continuation of this. Another positive from their win in Canberra was the form of Tim Lang (20pts, 10rbds). Lang not only produced a great game but he also allowed the rest of the team to play in their correct positions which then creates a greater balance and tighter defense.
The Chargers are one of the most experienced and balanced sides going around, with playing Coach Anthony Stewart averaging just over 20 points a game as well as a bright young star in Hugh Greenwood (19pts). Hobart only just lost at home to Ballarat in overtime last weekend, with new import, Greg Dilligard (19pts, 12rbds) getting clearance to play just before tip-off.
If Kilsyth are to come away with the points for the first time at home this Saturday night they will need to ensure that they play the same game that saw them account for the Gunners. Hobart will be no easy feat but the confidence gained from a win and the support from what should be a huge home crowd should never be underestimated.
The Swinburne Cobras tip off against the Hobart Chargers at 8.15pm Saturday May 14 on Hugh McMenamin Court.
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