Nagam­bie A and C grades make the big stage

Euroa Gazette - - SPORTS -

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.

PHOTO: Dale Mann

AC­TION PACKED: Mor­gan Zotti (A grade) was kept on her toes in Satur­day’s semi-fi­nal.

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