ECU Souwest Jets coach Erin Culnane is urging her players to protect their home court against the Peel Lightning on Saturday night at the Eaton Recreation Centre. “We always put on a good performance at home,” she said. “So I hope we will be able to step it up and make it very difficult for the Lightning. “I felt disappointed that we did not come away with a win last time against them, because I felt we played the better netball and really turned it on. “But we have to get past the Curtin-Hamersley Comets first tomorrow night. They are a team on the rise, they have a lot of depth and also plenty of enthusiasm. “We really want to put a dampener on them and try to hold them back a little bit if we can.” The Jets found the going tough against the Rangers last Friday night, going down 63-37 on the back of a scintillating shooting performance from Georgia Pitt. Pitt shot a staggering 97 per cent (55 from 57 attempts), as her side moved into the top four on percentage, overtaking the Comets. “We had a reasonable start,” Culnane said. “Although we were patchy, the margin was only two goals at quarter time. We had the momentum going into the break. “But I was just really gutted that when they turned the fireworks on, we could not go with them. “Georgia Pitt really did a lot of damage again and we needed to be more switched on to stop their mid-court run, along with helping our circle defenders out a little bit.” The Jets coach also feels her side struggled physically against the Rangers. “I thought physically they pushed us around a bit through the mid-court,” Culnane said. “And we did not hold our ground. I think in attack, we put a lot of balls up, but we fell into the trap of leaving it hanging in the air too long for their goalkeeper. “We were not unaccountable with the ball and made a lot of unforced errors.” Tip-off is at 6.30pm.