Un­de­feated Demons sink Hop­pers

Wangaratta Chronicle - - O & K Grand Finals Netball League -

sec­ond term, ev­ery pass was pres­sured, ev­ery goal was cheered and the teams still couldn’t push the other away.

At half­time the Demons led by just three goals, 24-21 with a 10-8 quar­ter to Mi­lawa com­ing on the back of some fan­tas­tic plays.

The third term was evenly poised, both sides scored eight goals, and the bat­tle for the ball slowed the tempo of the match with prize in pos­ses­sion out­weigh­ing the need to score heav­ily.

It set up a thrilling fi­nal quar­ter.

An 11-8 rally by Mi­lawa in the fi­nal term clinched a game-win­ning lead - Moyhu were go­ing to come out and re­ally fire and they did.

“I am just so proud of the team and es­pe­cially the younger girls, they stood up, did their job and played re­ally well and kept a level head; that’s all I could ask for.”

Miche­lini said Noemi Brock­hoff and Gemma Gaul were out­stand­ing and will

out to just a one-goal lead at half­time, 20-19. That lead was all the break Mi­lawa needed, and while it fluc­tu­ated bal­loon­ing to 11 goals at one stage, the Hop­pers never cut the deficit be­low five goals for the re­main­der of the match. Demons wing...

(left) Mi­lawa Demons' B re­serve pre­mier­ship team com­pris­ing (from left, back) So­phie Colin, La­cie Evans, Emily Houri­gan, Kerri and Kim Miche­lini; (front) Chloe Cav­ic­chi­olo, Su­san Bennett, Noei Brock­hoff, Gemma Gaul. AT RIGHT: Gemma Gaul was named best...

BY CAM POT­TER cpot­ter@ ne­me­dia.com.au UN­DE­FEATED - that is how Mi­lawa Demons’ B re­serve side can look back on the grand fi­nal against Moyhu and the sea­son in 2017. But the Demons will also re­mem­ber the tremen­dous pres­sure the Hop­pers put on them in...

BY CAM POT­TER cpot­ter@ ne­me­dia.com.au A DOMINIANT show­ing from vet­eran Mi­lawa shooter Rhonda Bennett led the Demons to vic­tory by six goals over Greta in the B grade grand fi­nal at the WJ Find­lay Oval on Satur­day. The match started at fever pitch...

only learn from the ex­pe­ri­ence. “They smashed it; I was so proud of both of them,” she said. “They have both come up from the un­der 17s and haven’t had a lot of ex­po­sure to play­ing against se­nior ladies and it takes a while to ad­just. “They played...

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