Free State Crinums aim to stay on top in Telkom Netball League

Free State Crinums aim to stay on top in Telkom Netball League

Free State Crinums coach Martha Mosoahle says they want to maintain their lead through the second half of the Telkom Netball League.

Crinums have leapfrogged defending champions Gauteng Jaguars to top spot in Division A after collecting 11 points, with five wins from six matches.

Mosoahle says the aim is to collect maximum points consistently in their opening fixtures in the second half of the campaign in order to remain at the summit.

"We just want to keep it simple and straight forward, and that is taking it game by game and making sure that we take two points after every game," said Mosoahle.

"So, in short, we're just taking every game as it comes and winning it so we remain top of the log. Even though we know it's not going to be easy in the top four, but it gives you that emotional stability and just mental power if you are number one [in the division]."

The 46-year-old mentor believes playing different combinations throughout the first quarter made her team stand out, with this resulting in the Free State outfit playing six games without a loss in Division A. 

"In a competition like [the TNL], you need to have different combinations for different matches, so I just would like to believe that, as a coach, I'm quite blessed to have different combinations that can actually win matches," she added.

"We won five matches, and drew one, so we came out without any losses with all the combinations that we played. So, so far, we can't really pin-point the combination, we just have to work on different combinations for the different demands of the game."

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