Bonnie Doon A graders make club proud against the top ranked side
fitness do the talking, driving strongly down court to the very last minute.
Walker played out of her skin, feeding the ball into the goalers with a sense of calm and confidence beyond her years.
With nothing to lose, Hutchins and Purcell decided to mix it with Purcell coming out of the ring to become the feeder with Hutchins being left one on one in the goal circle.
This completely threw the King Valley defenders and frustrations began to show.
Although the final result saw Bonnie Doon going down by 11, heads were held high after a terrific final game, in particular the final quarter which saw the Bombers win the quarter by six goals, leaving King Valley with a bit of a wakeup call as they go into finals.
This effort topped off a fantastic season for the A grade girls, seeing many faces step up when needed, old faces return and new faces stay.
With consistency in numbers, next season should see Bonnie Doon surprise a lot more clubs, not just King Valley. goalers were precise.
Zoe Files and Lizzie Conrick worked the defensive end coming up against a very strong goaling combination, but were able to get taps, intercepts and rebounds to help the team.
Grace Russell was awesome in wing defence as well as wing attack, where a game highlight was her unintentional goal from outside the ring.
Some changes were made leading into the second half - McGregor moved into defence, Files into centre, and under 17 girls Sarah Carns (GA) and Amelia Kirley (WD) stepped up also.
It was great to see the versatility of the team in adapting to changes and the ease with which the younger girls took the game on.
Despite not getting a win Doon can hold their heads high because throughout the season the girls have come together as a team and learnt that winning isn’t everything and enjoying themselves is just as important.
A big thank you goes out to all the girls who have helped the B grade side throughout the season, and a massive congratulations to our awesome captain Karisse Hunter for taking out the Ovens and King League MVP. and great passages of play.
This resulted in the gap at the end of the game being only six goals.
The shooters of Michelle Tanner, Jess Walsh and Cassie Turner shot accurately and worked hard all game against very strong defenders.
The mid- courters of Erin Browning, Courtney Purcell and Alicha Caminito kept trying hard all game against very speedy opponents.
They kept leading and creating space with strong feeds into the goals.
The defensive end of Tracey Webb, Hannah Sheehan, Melissa Hamilton and Indi McLennon kept the pressure on the goalers for the entire game and were rewarded with many rebounds and intercepts.
Although the girls didn’t come up with the win, it was a pleasing way to finish the season.
This team has been an awesome group of girls to play with all season. Well done girls.
DANCE MOVES: Wade Clark almost pirouettes as he reaches for the ball with Leigh Hughes (left) shepherding the opposition.