Strong end to dom­i­nant sea­son for Lin­coln

Selwyn and Ashburton Outlook - - AUTOZONE - MATTHEW SAL­MONS

Lin­coln Net­ball Club’s (LNC) Se­nior A Team fin­ished an un­beaten sea­son on a high note, tak­ing home the Sel­wyn Net­ball Fi­nals tro­phy for the fifth time on Sat­ur­day.

The club had played through the en­tire sea­son un­beaten for the third year in a row, beat­ing their fi­nals ri­val Broad­field Net­ball Club 57-47 at the Lin­coln Events Cen­tre.

LNC player coach Vanessa Robin­son said Broad­field had kept pres­sure on through­out all four quar­ters, mak­ing for a tight fi­nal.

‘‘It wasn’t un­til the third quar­ter that we found our straps and got a breather,’’ she said.

Robin­son said chang­ing Tyler Rollo from wing de­fence into wing at­tack in the sec­ond quar­ter al­lowed Lin­coln to up their at­tack­ing pres­sure and get into their stride.

Goal shoot Han­nah Wil­son put home 41 out of 46 shots at goal, Robin­son said, while cen­tre Char Porima put in a strong per­for­mance. The de­fen­sive play­ers played a great game de­spite be­ing shorter than their at­tack­ing coun­ter­parts, Robin­son said.

She said the win was the ic­ing on the cake for the tight-knit team.

‘‘We’re re­ally lucky, we’ve got a re­ally good team. There’s a good mix of ages and we all get along re­ally well.’’

LNC also dom­i­nated their semi-fi­nal against South­bridge with a score of 76-26. Robin­son said it had been tough go­ing from an easy semi-fi­nal into a tough fi­nal. She hoped next sea­son would prove a tougher run to the fi­nals for Lin­coln girls.

Hal­swell Rugby League Net­ball Club took out the Ju­nior fi­nal, beat­ing Rolle­ston Net­ball Club 32-26.

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Lin­coln Net­ball Club’s Se­nior A Team cel­e­brate their third per­fect sea­son and fifth tro­phy win.

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