Heartbreak for Blighty under 13s
It was heartbreak for Blighty’s Under 13s in the Picola League grand final against Picola United, going down by four goals on their home court on Saturday.
The Redeyes and the Blues put on a spectator’s delight, with scores level at quarter time 4-all.
The match stayed close with both sides going goal for goal in the second, neither able to break the deadlock with scores at 11-all at half time.
Picola edged their way in front in the third term, scoring three goals to one in a lowscoring quarter to take a two-goal lead heading into the final break.
Scoring picked up in the final term, with both sides making the most of their opportunities.
But in the end it was the Blues outclassing the Redeyes finishing in front 21-17 and claiming the premiership cup.
Picola’s Cody Power was judged as best on court, earning her the medal.
Blighty coach Mary-Lynne Bradford said Picola was just too good in the end.
‘‘They were just on their game and couldn’t do a thing wrong,’’ she said.
‘‘It was still close and competitive so it was a fantastic effort from our girls too.
‘‘We had a lot of people watching which may have added some extra pressure.
‘‘The girls were pretty upset following the game but they should hold their heads high.
‘‘We had such a good year and I’m very proud of them.’’
Blighty defender Sarah Hanmer puts pressure on the Picola shooter on Saturday. Photo courtesy David Jackson.