Com­pet­i­tive games or­der of the day in fi­nals ac­tion

Narrogin Observer - - Observer Sport - Susie McDougall

The first and sec­ond net­ball semi­fi­nals were played in great spirit with some very com­pet­i­tive games keep­ing the crowd en­ter­tained.

In the 16-and-un­der sec­ond semi­fi­nal Cuballing 2 were outscored in the first quar­ter by a fast-start­ing Olympics Jade team, but set­tled into the game to run out win­ners 48-34.

In the first semi­fi­nal Wa­gin 4 grad­u­ally in­creased their lead over Flames Phoenix to run out vic­tors 38-14.

The 19-and-un­der sec­ond semi­fi­nal was a game of two halves which cul­mi­nated in ex­tra time.

Waves 4 got the jump on Olympics Navy to lead by 13 goals at half­time, un­til Olympics Navy came to the party to square it up at three­quar­ter-time.

With the scores still tied at the end of the game, ex­tra time was played with Olympics Navy able to edge their way out to a lead and hold on to win by six goals, 56-50.

Waves 4 are up against NRC 1 on Fri­day at 6pm in the 19-and-un­der pre­lim­i­nary fi­nal. In the A3 sec­ond semi-fi­nal Wa­gin 3 won the game 43- 34 and now have the op­por­tu­nity to con­test back-to-back pre­mier­ships. Waves 3 won 43-30 over Olympics Aqua to book a spot in the A3 pre­lim­i­nary fi­nal.

Waves 2 caused an up­set in the A2 divi­sion sec­ond semi­fi­nal against Cuballing 1, fin­ish­ing the game off strongly and win­ning by 8, 45-37.

In the first semi­fi­nal Olympics Turquoise led at ev­ery change against Wa­gin 2 and went on to win 53-35.

Their vic­tory sets up an ex­cit­ing pre­lim­i­nary fi­nal be­tween Cuballing 1 and Olympics Turquoise at 2.30pm on Satur­day.

The sec­ond semi­fi­nal in the A1 divi­sion was a closely con­tested game be­tween Olympics Gold and Pin­gelly 1, with Pin­gelly 1 hold­ing a nar­row three-goal lead at the end of the game to run out vic­tors 60-57.

Wick­ipen 1 ad­vanced af­ter a five­goal win over Wa­gin 1. Olympics Gold and Wick­epin 1 will fight it out for the re­main­ing grand fi­nal place at 1pm on Satur­day.

Olympic Turquoise’s Brook­lyn Dray­ton at­tempts to de­flect the ball away from Wa­gin 2’s Kristy Ball in the A2 first semi­fi­nal.

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