Nagambie A and C grades make the big stage
NAGAMBIE FOOTBALL NETBALL CLUB - NETBALL
CONGRATULATIONS to the A grade and C grade netballers who are both straight into the grand finals after impressive wins last weekend.
All the best to the 17 and unders who play off in next Saturday’s preliminary final. A Grade Final score: Nagambie 48; Avenel 36 The one versus two final lived up to all expectations with a close contest for three quarters of the game.
However the Lakers were able to come out firing in the final term to put together an impressive display of netball, shooting 19 goals to Avenel’s eight.
Sharni Lloyd and Bianca Willis stepped up in the goal circle to miss only one goal for the quarter.
It was a solid team performance with every player playing their part in the win.
The team’s hard work, commitment and dedication has paid off - all the best for the Grand Final. B Grade Final score: Nagambie 36; Tallygaroopna 52
Unfortunately the B grade girls went down to a determined and focussed Tallygaroopna side on Sunday, September 10.
Everyone gave their all and played some great netball but it just wasn’t their day.
Well done on a great season and a big thank you to all the girls who filled in throughout the year.
The club wishes the under 17s luck in their preliminary final and also good luck to the A and C grade netballers and the Senior footballers in the grand final. C Grade Final score: Nagambie 31; Tallygaroopna 29
With a spot in the grand final on the line and undefeated, the pressure was on the team to deliver.
The girls knew that it was going to be a tough game and that they could not underestimate Tallygaroopna even though they had beaten them both times during the home and away rounds.
In the first quarter they got a little lead by four goals thanks to the instrumental defence of Trish and Jackie and the mid courters getting the ball down to Bec and Sarah to convert but Tallygaroopna pegged that back to end half time even, at 17 all.
It was a low scoring affair for the next half as it was a battle between who could get the ball into the goalers to convert, as both teams put the pressure on, which resulted in turnovers.
A couple of turnovers created from the constant pressure from the mid-courters Krystie, Kelly and Keely which were converted, gave Nagambie a two goal lead at three quarter time.
It was goal for goal in the last quarter but with the fresh legs of Sarah H with Kelly who continued to give the team drive in attack and the pressure from the defensive end, the team were able to keep possession of the ball.
Eventually the team came away with a two goal win and a place in the Grand Final.
Well done everyone and special mention to Bec who was awarded ‘Best on Court’ and fantastic coaching from Katie. 17 and Under Final score: Nagambie 34; Violet Town 55
The 17s started the game with positivity and belief that they could triumph over the ladder leaders.
The first quarter was very close with the goalers accurate, the mid-courters worked hard and the defence put on plenty of pressure.
Unfortunately the girls couldn’t uphold the intensity, and the pressure applied by Violet Town allowed them to gain momentum of the game.
Tasman, Lucy and Maddison worked hard all game and received the club incentives for best on.
15 and Under: Final score - Nagambie 28; Girgarre 46.
ACTION PACKED: Morgan Zotti (A grade) was kept on her toes in Saturday’s semi-final.