Cats left playing catch-up
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.