After a rocky start to the season, Lancefield netballers gave last year’s grand finalist’s Rockbank a run for their money on Saturday.

Despite a loss, Lancefield’s A Grade only suffered a four goal defeat at home at Lancefield Park.

Coach Meaghan Keogh said it was an amazing day for the club.

“C Grade scored their highest score for the year – it was only five goals but they were over the moon,” she said.

Keogh said Brooke Jones, who had been playing netball for only five weeks, scored her first ever goal.

“The crowd went bananas,” Koegh said.

“The A Grade game was a pure hour of entertainment – with scores ebbing and flowing all day. Rockbank made a change part way through the last quarter which saw them win by four goals but our girls were so, so proud of their effort and how close they came.

“Rockbank won the game, we didn’t lose it. Everyone played as well as they could on the day and to go down by four goals was super promising for us.”

Koegh said support was overwhelming from the bench with families, players and spectators cheering on the teams.

“The vibe at the club is amazing and we are looking forward to the rest of the season with much excitement,” she said.

In other A Grade matches, Wallan lost their winning streak going down to Rupertswood 50-34, Diggers Rest dominated Broadford 54-32, Romsey lost to Macedon 54-45 and Riddell had a bye.