Cats left play­ing catch-up

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The Cats’ A grade side spent the whole game chas­ing Mul­wala on Sat­ur­day, with the four pre­mier­ship points slip­ping through Fin­ley’s fingers.

Mul­wala led in the first two quar­ters, go­ing into the long break six goals up.

Fin­ley’s coach Chelsea McDon­ald made changes at half time to bring the young Cats right back into the game to win the sec­ond half, but it wasn’t enough for the vic­tory, go­ing down by two goals.

Young star Sa­van­nah Wil­son once again showed her adapt­abil­ity and ver­sa­til­ity to go from de­fend­ing into shoot­ing, whilst Abbey Ma­conachie moved into the de­fend­ing ring to help bring Fin­ley back into the game.

The loss saw the Cats drop to ninth spot on the lad­der, just one win out­side of the top eight. Fi­nal score, Mul­wala 54 to Fin­ley 52. Awards: RS Club - Maicie Close; Nicki’s Teapot Cafe - Eloise Ash­ley-Cooper.

A won­der­ful dis­play of net­ball, ac­cu­rate passes, in­tense de­fence and ac­cu­rate shoot­ing saw Fin­ley’s B grade come away with a fan­tas­tic win. Fi­nal score, Fin­ley 46 to Mul­wala 38. Awards: Ea­gle-i - Ally Rourke; Hong Loch - Holly Robin­son.

Fin­ley C reserve were well beaten by a well drilled team in Mul­wala.

In ex­tremely cold con­di­tions it took the new look team a while to warm up.

There were a few great pas­sages of play but not enough to worry Mul­wala on the score­board.

Thanks to Wynta Brain, Ke­z­ley Mur­phyRid­dell and Sharni Sykes for step­ping up from the Un­der 17s to help out. Fi­nal score, Mul­wala 54 to Fin­ley 27. Awards: Kelly Grains - Kaylee Lons­dale; Hong Loch - Elyse Price.

A great ef­fort from the Cats in the U17s in try­ing con­di­tions. Fi­nal score, Mul­wala 37 to Fin­ley 14. Awards: Ke­z­ley Mur­phy-Rid­dell and Ni­amh Mason.

Af­ter fin­ish­ing with a draw last time they met Mul­wala in the U15s, the Cats made amends with a seven goal win. Fi­nal score, Fin­ley 36 to Mul­wala 29. Awards: Can­teen - Is­abella Kelly; Fin­ley Bak­ery - Lucy-Jane Bur­don.

The U13s Cats all worked well to­gether as a team re­sult­ing in a 30 goal win.

A change in the team saw Daisy Daniel in for a full game in WA. Daisy dom­i­nated in the at­tack end with lots of front cuts and de­ter­mi­na­tion for the ball.

Jas­mine Burke played one of her best games tak­ing mul­ti­ple in­ter­cepts. Fi­nal score, Fin­ley 32 to Mul­wala 2. Awards: Fin­ley Bak­ery - Daisy Daniel; Can­teen - Jas­mine Burke.

Fin­ley’s U13s B girls had a tough task this week against a strong Mul­wala side and un­for­tu­nately couldn’t come away with the win.

With a few reg­u­lar team mem­bers un­avail­able, three U11s girls stepped up to the chal­lenge and they did a great job in var­i­ous po­si­tions through­out the game.

Dakota Pyle showed her ver­sa­til­ity and con­stant talk to keep the team spirit up.

Naomi Haynes, Erin Ch­esworth and Char­lotte Rafferty showed their keen at­ti­tude and de­ter­mi­na­tion while step­ping up this week. Fi­nal score, Mul­wala 22 to Fin­ley 7. Awards: Fin­ley Bak­ery - Dakota Pyle; Can­teen - Naomi Haynes, Erin Ch­esworth and Char­lotte Rafferty. U11s fi­nal score, Mul­wala 16 to Fin­ley 6. Awards: Char­lotte Rafferty and Erin Ch­esworth.

Skye Nash and Phoebe Wat­son came into the team to play in the de­fen­sive end, cre­at­ing many turnovers and putting good pres­sure on the shoot­ers.

Fi­nal score, Deni Rovers 48 to Jer­ilderie 32.

Awards: Wun­na­murra BOC - Skye Nash, Bar­low Ag - Steph Bar­low, Colony Inn - Phoebe Wat­son.

B grade came away with a good win on Sat­ur­day against the fourth placed Rovers.

The new com­bi­na­tion of Skye Nash and Phoebe Wat­son in de­fence worked well cre­at­ing sev­eral turnovers.

Fi­nal score, Jer­ilderie 38 to Deni Rovers 35.

Awards: Bonshaw BOC - Phoebe Wat­son, SD Land­scap­ing - Skye Nash, Colony Inn - Kristin Furletti. C grade had a tough match. The Dees had a good start but an­other third quar­ter slump cost them the game.

Week af­ter week the girls in de­fence are keep­ing Jer­ilderie in the game with in­ter­cepts and turnovers.

Fi­nal score, Deni Rovers 34 to Jer­ilderie 30.

Awards: Lawton Ag Spray­ing - Car­men Lawton, JNC - Eden Her­cus, Colony Inn - Michelle Baker.

C reserve came up against top of the ta­ble Deni. The De­mons gave their all but had a hard time against a much more ex­pe­ri­enced team.

Fi­nal score, Deni Rovers 43 to Jer­ilderie 10.

Awards: Jer­ilderie Sports Club BOC - Shi­anne Mason, Jer­ilderie IGA - Alana Smith.

Af­ter hav­ing to start the game against a dan­ger­ous De­niliquin side with only six play­ers, the Un­der 17s girls rose to the oc­ca­sion to score a strong vic­tory.

Anna Pin­nuck and Grace Leeds con­tin­ued their ex­cel­lent form hold­ing the op­po­si­tion to only 28 goals.

The other high­light was in of­fence with Liv Mauger and Elouise Bar­low com­bin­ing to score with ef­fec­tive­ness and pre­ci­sion.

Fi­nal score, Jer­ilderie 44 to Deni Rovers 28.

Awards: BOC - Anna Pin­nuck, Magic Scis­sors - Liv Mauger, Colony Inn - Grace Leeds. Un­der 13s: Deni Rovers 27 to Jer­ilderie 4. Awards: Baker BOC - Tamzin Bell, Jer­ilderie Newsagency - Emily Mar­shall, Colony Inn - Stella Mason.

The Un­der 11s put in a gal­lant ef­fort this week against a much taller Deni side.

Lillian Baker was su­perb in de­fence and paired well with Ge­or­gia Belling.

Great ef­fort from the whole team in the mid­court, with Ruby Neessen get­ting to all the right places for her team­mates.

Ava Belling di­rected play from the goal cir­cle and was a great leader.

Awards: BOC - Lillian Baker, Jer­ilderie Bak­ery - Ruby Neessen, Colony Inn - Ava and Ge­or­gia Belling.

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