The interleague bye in the Murray League could not have come soon enough for Barooga’s netballers.
But they still had to go through one final hurdle to earn a week of rest, facing off against 2018 preliminary final foes Moama.
As the juggernaut continued to build towards what appears to be another dominant season, Barooga simply had to hold on for dear life.
In the end it was a bloodbath — Moama winning the match by 49 goals.
And by the admission of Moama’s co-coach in Charlotte Long, they did not expect it to happen in quite the fashion it did.
‘‘We knew they had the potential to put on a really good match,’’ she said.
‘‘So we definitely didn’t expect things were going to go the way they did on Saturday.’’
The Hawks will clash with fellow strugglers in Nathalia after the interleague bye.
The Purples also sit at 1-5 at the interleague break, so this will be one of the Hawks best chances of the season for a victory.
The Hawks still have a lot of serious talent on the court and it should not take a lot for things to click and get the Hawks back into gear.
Barooga coach Sharni Hazelman was unable to be contacted by the time the Courier went to print.