Hop­pers teams in grand fi­nals

Campaspe News - - GOLF NOTES -

COL­BINAB­BIN Net­ball Club A grade has made the grand fi­nal of the Heathcote and District Net­ball League.

The se­nior girls had a good win over a very de­ter­mined Mount Pleas­ant side in the pre­lim­i­nary fi­nal at El­more Re­cre­ation Re­serve on Satur­day, 50-46.

The Colbo girls came out of the blocks fir­ing, with a strong first five min­utes set­ting them up for the rest of the game.

A handy seven-goal lead gave coach Liz Cob­bledick a bit of breath­ing room to try some dif­fer­ent com­bi­na­tions, high­light­ing to every­one watch­ing the game just how ver­sa­tile the Hop­pers out­fit can be.

Emma Eg­gle­ston played a piv­otal role in the mid­court, driv­ing hard and feed­ing beau­ti­fully into the goalers.

The girls look for­ward to a tough game in the grand fi­nal this week­end, hav­ing learnt a lot from their fi­nals loss to White Hills last week­end.

The Hop­pers will get an­other shot at the De­mon’s in the big dance at Tint- a-Car Oval, White Hills, on Satur­day and it’s set to be a cracker.

The pre­lim­i­nary fi­nal at El­more saw the un­der 17s play one of their great­est games yet against LeitchvilleGun­bower.

The Bombers had the lead at quar­ter-time, but some strong de­fence from Ge­or­gia Wa­ters, Harper Pear­son and Zara My­ers put pres­sure on ev­ery pass, cre­at­ing count­less turnovers.

The girls fought hard ev­ery minute which re­sulted in the un­der­dogs com­ing away with a two-point win over the top side, 42-40.

Good luck to the girls next week in the grand fi­nal.

Best on went to Ge­or­gia Wa­ters and Harper Pear­son.

B-re­serve just missed out on a place in the grand fi­nal, un­for­tu­nately go­ing down to Mount Pleas­ant by 36 goals in the pre­lim­i­nary fi­nal, 18-54.

Mount Pleas­ant had gone in to the game as favourites, win­ning both their en­coun­ters in the home and away rounds, and were again stronger on the day.

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