Pre­miers take out grand fi­nal re­match

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A grade The much an­tic­i­pated grand fi­nal re­match didn’t dis­ap­point with Col­binab­bin com­ing out fir­ing to get a jump on White Hills by cap­i­tal­is­ing on de­fen­sive turnovers.

Lizzy Cob­bledick had her eye in, shoot­ing ac­cu­rately and sweep­ing around the goal ring like an el­e­gant swan and So­phie Robert­son was silky smooth in WD and C, turn­ing the ball over count­less times.

Colbo showed why they are the reign­ing pre­miers, prov­ing too strong for White Hills.

Awards went to So­phie Robert­son and Bry­die Law­ford with Colbo win­ning 49-37.

A re­serve Col­binab­bin needed to play their best net­ball yet on Satur­day and al­though there were glimpses of this, the girls couldn’t get over the line against the well pol­ished White Hills.

Mardi Ryan again stepped up from un­der 17s prov­ing she can match it in the com­pe­ti­tion.

It was great to have Anne McEvoy back on the court pro­vid­ing her wis­dom and tal­ent to the team.

She was awarded best on court while Nat Gould worked tire­lessly along­side her in de­fence hav­ing an­other great game de­spite los­ing 21-52.

B grade The score­board didn’t do the Hop­pers any jus­tice this week as all of the girls had a great game and gave White Hills a run for their money in the first quar­ter.

Mikayla Palmer played her first B grade game, and came out fir­ing cre­at­ing many turnovers which led to her be­ing awarded with best on for her strong de­fence.

It was great hav­ing El­lie Nalder back again this week with her ac­cu­rate shoot­ing.

Af­ter a hard game the girls went down 31-52.

B re­serve B re­serve knew that com­ing up against lad­der lead­ers White Hills they had their work cut out for them this week.

It was a tough game but the girls fought hard all game, in the end White Hills were just too strong 52-26.

Un­der 17 The girls con­tin­ued their win­ning streak and found a con­fi­dence that al­lowed them to stick to their own game and come out on top.

From the de­fen­sive end all the way down to goals, all play­ers worked hard and smart to con­trib­ute to the great win.

Zara My­ers and Lizzie In­gram did a great job in step­ping up from un­der 15s to help out.

Abbey Blow once again im­pressed with her at­ti­tude and de­ter­mi­na­tion and shared the Rochester Sport­spower best on court award with Ella Coghill whose ac­cu­racy and com­po­sure in goals was in­flu­en­tial in the 48-22 vic­tory.

Un­der 15 Un­sure what to ex­pect from third place White Hills the team knew they had to come out fir­ing if they were to come away as vic­tors.

All girls ap­plied de­fen­sive pres­sure from the first whis­tle with Lizzy In­gram at WA hav­ing the ball on a string, cre­at­ing turn overs and de­liv­er­ing im­pres­sive passes into the ring that were con­verted by the tall tim­ber of Dom Palmer.

At half time Colbo were up 24-10 and the third quar­ter saw the de­fen­sive end of Zara My­ers (GD), Laura Budge (GK) and Tanzin My­ers (WD) step up to keep the op­po­si­tion to only three goals for the quar­ter.

The Colbo team con­tin­ued to work for pos­ses­sion in the fourth quar­ter, com­ing away with a great win, 47-21.

Best on was My­ers for her out­stand­ing work ethic in de­fence and de­ter­mi­na­tion in de­liv­er­ing the ball down court.

Bry­die Law­ford tries to gain front po­si­tion in the A grade game against White Hills.

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