Finals time proves a tough weekend for Colbo
Netball U15 — White Hills 40 def. Colbo 15
With both shooters out for the second semi-final, Colbo knew they were in for a tough battle.
The first quarter saw White Hills play a very defensive game forcing Colbo to make a lot of unforced errors.
Keely Parker worked tirelessly with quick hands feeding our goalies Tanzin and Ellie, however they just wouldn't drop ending the quarter 3-10 down.
The second quarter saw a change of Zoe GD to GA and Tanzin from GA to GD and the girls came out strong to start, Zoe shooting a few quick goals.
The defence Tahlia, Tanzin and Laura took many intercepts creating turnarounds, however they weren't able to convert them into goal losing 8-17
The third quarter the girls continued to fight hard still creating turnovers but not being able to turn them into points.
White Hills’ defence was too tight for our shooters Zoe and Ellie proving it very hard to get control of the ball. White Hills leading 28-11. With the first warm day for the season both teams looked exhausted during the fourth quarter and both fought hard to secure a spot in the grand final.
White Hills played a fantastic game which saw Colbo under 15s lose their first game for the season. U17s — Elmore 40 def. Colbo 39 What a nail biter of a game. The girls fought their hardest to keep within reach of a win today.
Great catch ups each quarter after being down by seven at one point.
The Elmore girls were determined to be first to the final.
An exceptional game from our tanned legs and well-kept ponytails.
Under pressure, Colbo remained calm right up until the final siren.
Awards: Ella Kerlin, Harper Pearson.
B grade — North Bendigo 38 def. Colbo 32
The B grade girls worked hard in the sun to stay close to North Bendigo for the entire match.
Running onto the court after just having won a football grand final, Bridge Cuttriss was outstanding in WA and C, feeding the goalers with precision and never giving up in defence.
Megan Leask worked hard in WD all down the court while Jam Lowe goaled outstandingly to keep her side in the game.
A grade — White Hills 48 def. Colbo 42
It was an incredibly close contest between White Hills and Colbo in the second semi final.
Liv McEvoy ran tirelessly, Kate Chirnside was consistent in defence, whilst Lou Dupuy was extremely accurate in the goal ring.
White Hills took out the win by six goals. Football Reserves — Colbo 16.12 (108) def. White Hills 4.8 (32)
The reserves booked themselves a place in the grand final for the first time since 2015, belting White Hills by seventy-six points in last Saturday’s second semi final.
The Hoppers weathered an early White Hills storm, defending ferociously but managing to rebound and hit the scoreboard, taking a fifteen-point lead into the opening break.
The second quarter was even more productive as the Hoppers booted 5.3 to the Demons 1.4, to extend the half time lead to thirty-eight points.
The Demons failed to capitalise on a brief lapse in concentration from the Hoppers in the third term, kicking a wayward 1.3 while Colbo were able to add 3.2 to stretch the three quarter time lead to forty-nine points.
The final term was all green and gold as the Hoppers piled on 4.3 whilst keeping the Demons scoreless to seal the seventy-six point victory.
Sam Hill was sensational up forward, clunking everything that came his way and booting five goals to cap a best on ground performance.
Stephen Tuohey was untouchable through the midfield, winning plenty of clearances and sneaking forward to kick six majors of his own.
Ned Barlow was extremely composed under pressure, having plenty of the ball off a half back and using it with precision.
Other better players were Drew Elliot who was solid in defence and Seth Hill who was industrious through the middle of the ground.
Colbinabbin goal attack Jamison Lowe was on target against North Bendigo in the HDFNL B grade netball first semi-final on Sunday.