Saturday Morning Netball Match Reports and News



WANGARATTA NETBALL ASSOCIATION - GRAND FINAL REPORT. 25 - 8 - 12
Colourful 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 these groups.


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Semi Finals 18 August 2012

Past Match Reports

Preliminary Finals 18 August 2012
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Semi Finals 11 August 2012
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Round 14, 4 August 2012
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Round 13, 28 July 2012
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Round 11, 14 July 2012
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Round 10, 7 July 2012
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Round 9, 23 June 2012
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Round 8, 16 June 2012
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Round 7, 2 June 2012
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Round 6, 26 May 2012
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Round 4, 12 May 2012
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Round 3, 5 May 2012
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Round 2 , 28 April 2012
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Round 1 , 21 April 2012
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