Saints take out flag in Wangaratta
AN association with the senior Myrtleford Netball Club has paid dividends for the up and coming Wangaratta Netball Association Saints Red side that defeated town rivals Myrtleford Stars on August 26.
The Stars had troubled Saints Red all season with nine, three and 14 goal wins over the Saints this year, but the Saints took out the Stars 26-22 in a great team display.
Saints Red also took to the court with possibly the youngest side in Premier B, with three year seven players and the remainder of the side in year six up against year eights and nines in a classic underdog story.
“It was a great team ef- fort,” Saints Red coach Nella Muraca said.
“The girls knew what they wanted to do, they set goals and they set out to achieve them.
“We shot much better than we had all season, we were in a better head space and I think playing the under 16s on Thursday night really helped.
“The girls have grown so much this year because of that relationship with the senior club.
“It was a very exciting game.”
PREMIERS: (From left) Tara Browne, Lani Cousins, Abbey Forrest, Natasha Smith, Alex Muraca, Amy Primerano, Alexis Johnson and Molly Brock fought out the Premier B section premiership on Saturday, August 26.