Cats rule over Rams

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Fin­ley’s B grade had an im­pres­sive win against ri­val Deni Rams in the qual­i­fy­ing fi­nals at the Fin­ley Apex Sports and Com­mu­nity Cen­tre on Satur­day.

It was an in­tense bat­tle in the first half with nei­ther side able to gain an ad­van­tage over the other.

Scores were locked at half time be­fore the Cats de­mon- strated amaz­ing team­work, dy­namic de­fen­sive pres­sure, ac­cu­rate shoot­ing and a never give up at­ti­tude to run away with a 13 goal win.

Fin­ley now have a week off, earn­ing a spot in the pre­lim­i­nary fi­nals and await­ing the win­ner of the game be­tween Congupna and Mul­wala.

Fi­nal score, Fin­ley 40 to Deni Rams 27.

Fin­ley’s Un­der 15s have been knocked out of fi­nals af­ter suf­fer­ing a 10 goal loss to Rum­balara at Nathalia on Sun­day.

The Cats started well in the first half keep­ing up with the fast paced Rumba side.

Is­abella Kelly and Ni­cola Denny worked hard in de­fence to keep the shoot­ers un­der con­trol, while mid­courters Cas­sidy Reynolds, Lucy-Jane Bur­don, Lily Mae Ogilvie and Abbey Mar­shall kept try­ing all day to keep the game very even.

Ruby Rus­sell and Macken­zie Han­nan con­verted the goals, but un­for­tu­nately af­ter half time the Rum­balara side were just too strong.

Congratulations to the Cats for a great ef­fort mak­ing the fi­nals.

Fi­nal score, Rum­balara 42 to Fin­ley 32.

The Un­der 13s Cats played a fan­tas­tic game against Ba­rooga, keep­ing their fi­nals hopes alive with a three goal win at Nathalia on Sun­day.

Fin­ley came out hun­gry for the ball re­sult­ing in a nine goal lead by the end of the first quar­ter.

The Hawks pegged back the mar­gin mid-game mak­ing for a nail bit­ing af­fair.

But with a few changes the Cats fin­ished strongly to record a vic­tory.

Fin­ley now move their fo­cus to the semi fi­nals, where they will travel to Mul­wala to take on Ton­gala on Satur­day.

Fi­nal score, Fin­ley 28 to Ba­rooga 25.

Fin­ley B grade de­fender Zoe Stephens looks to re­bound out of de­fence.

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