Morning Netball Match Reports and News|
NETBALL ASSOCIATION - GRAND FINAL REPORT. 25 - 8 - 12
banners and streamers brightened the overcast morning as teams, coaches,
parents and supporters gathered for grand final matches for Saturday,
junior netball. Fortunately the weather remained dry, allowing players
good conditions for these vital games.
SECTION 1 : Continuing on from their close encounter in the preliminary
final, Empink went on all out from the starting whistle, stunning
Intensity with a 10 goals to 1 first quarter. From then on scores
were fairly even. With Intensity unable to cut back the deficit, Empink
took the title by 13 goals. Casey Mortison as goal shooter led the
victors with strong leads, which were well rewarded by the creative
attacking play of Bree Archer, Tayla Grady and Paris Willett. At the
other end of the court Darcey Pegler wad reliable and steady in defense.
Georgia Peters and Maegan Anderson were good contributors for Intensity.
SECTION 2 :Babes in Blue defeated Fluorescent by 6 goals in a match
where each eteam showed patches of efficient play. Elissa White at
goal shooter was accurate with her shots and combined well with Madison
Smart who has the ability to lose her opponent with perfectly timed
moves. Fluorescent defenders, Sarah Maher and Ainslie Bear worked
tirelessly' while Haylee Steegstra gave a good showing at goal attack.
SECTION 3 : In possibly the game of the finals Chunk a Dunk took the
premiership from Exterminators, 13 goals to 11. This game changed
the lead several times with the winners just managing to surge ahead
before the final siren. Both teams combined well in a great display
of finals netball. Outstanding players for each team were Jessica
Hunter, Angie Williams, Chloe Chamberlain and Ally Peters.
SECTION 4. Another first class match, with Starburst reversing the
2nd semi final result , producing a nail biting 12 to 10 finish over
worthy Phoenix opposition. For the Stars goalie Annie Holmes kept
her cool to shoot accurately, while at the defense end Anna Wallis
put in a sterling effort. Phoenix centre, Ainslie Folino was in everything
to strive for victory, while Maddison Talarico returning from injury,
did well as shooter.
SECTION 5: After a close 1st quarter, Bubblegum Shakers were able
to break away from Smurfs for a seven goal victory. Courtney Kilner
and Grace Stringer were as solid as a rock for the winners, supported
by an all court effort from their team mates. Smurf, Sarah Borbidge
played her usual reliable game, whether in goals or defense, whilst
wing attack Carla Speziale also put in a fine contribution.
SECTION 6 : As during the entire season, Milawa/Oxley settled into
steady efficient teamwork to take the trophy from Banana Splits who
to their credit never stopped trying. Lucy Novak took some clever
intercepts for M/O while team mate Amelia Reiley had a fantastic battle
against her opposition centre, Georgia Mahoney. Jorja Reidy also came
under notice for Bananas.
Coaches are to be congratulated for their efforts and positive attitude
with these young players. Umpires , both older and young, made a valuable
contribution to the running of this competition. Many thanks to both
Go to the Results page to see the scores from
Semi Finals 18 August