MUL­WALA NET­BALL

Yarrawonga Chronicle - - Sport -

The first week­end in September brought the ar­rival of finals fever with elim­i­na­tion finals held over both days.

The Li­ons had 4 net­ball and 2 foot­ball teams com­pet­ing for a spot next week.

Mul­wala hosted the first elim­i­na­tion fi­nal on Satur­day with the teams fin­ish­ing 3rd and 6th play­ing off to re­main a chance for a grand fi­nal berth.

Mul­wala un­der 13s, un­der 15s, un­der 17s and C Re­serve all fin­ished in 6th po­si­tion earn­ing the ad­van­tage of a home fi­nal.

Un­for­tu­nately they all faced up to re­ally strong 3rd po­si­tion teams, with all four sides los­ing and re­sult­ing in an end to their 2017 sea­sons.

13 & un­der

Mul­wala 23 de­feated by Moama 35 Sun­day saw play­ers and spec­ta­tors make the long trek across to Moama to cheer on B and C grade as well as the se­niors and re­serves Foot­ball.

C Grade

Mul­wala 30 de­feated Congupna 25 The day started well with C grade claim­ing victory against a strong Congupna side, de­spite hav­ing an un­der­manned team.

Scores were neck and neck for the first half with both teams fight­ing hard for the ball and driv­ing well down the court.

The wind took its toll and the goalers had dif­fi­culty cop­ing with the swirling gusts. Scores were level at half time.

In the third quar­ter the Li­ons demon­strated their pos­i­tive at­ti­tude and de­ter­mi­na­tion to win, pulling away to gain a 9 goal lead by three quar­ter time.

Lisa and Bri­anna were un­stop­pable in de­fence; Ge­or­gia, Sami and So­phie ruled the mid-court, while Ash and Kat con­verted nicely with goals in at­tack.

The Road­ers how­ever, were not done and came back with a vengeance, clos­ing the gap and fight­ing hard for every turnover.

The Li­ons man­aged to hold on, com­ing away with a well-earned 5 goal win.

B Grade

Mul­wala 33 de­feated by De­niliquin 45 B grade were next, fac­ing up to a tough Deni side and also bat­tling the el­e­ments.

Deni took the reins from the out­set, stamp­ing their au­thor­ity on the game and go­ing into the first break with a handy 7 goal lead.

The Li­ons made a few changes in at­tack and this seemed to cre­ate more space in the goal­ing end al­low­ing Mul­wala to start to peg back the score.

The Rams how­ever were just far too strong, out­play­ing our girls to hold on to a 12 goal win­ning mar­gin.

Well done to all 8 teams who made finals (6 net­ball and 2 foot­ball). Let’s get be­hind C grade as they take on Fin­ley at Nu­murkah next Sun­day.

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