Selwyn sweep on Sunday
Selwyn teams maintained a home advantage on Sunday, with both the Selwyn senior team and Halswell RL (HRL) taking home trophies.
In the Lindsay Cup match between Selwyn and North Canterbury (NC), the home side managed to stay in front despite a mid-game fight back from the visitors. At the end of the second quarter NC had tightened the scoreboard to 31-27, putting extra pressure on in the third, bringing the difference down to three points until Selwyn rallied.
Although the final score saw Selwyn win convincingly 66-55, the last two quarters were a tense stand off, with points scored almost every play. Selwyn coach Vanessa Robinson said in the end it was ‘‘shots through the hoop’’ that saw her side win out through their first outing together.
In the first game of the day, HRL kept a decisive lead over Forrester Cup opponents Fernside, finishing all quarters ahead. The final score 29 – 15.
Meanwhile, the finalists in Mid Canterbury Netball’s premier grade have been found for 2017. Celtic beat Methven, and Ashburton College beat Hampstead in Thursday night’s semi-finals. They’ll now play in the final this Thursday at 7pm at the EA Networks Centre. In Selwyn, the latest round of premier saw Lincoln beat Greenpark 68-55, Southbridge beat West Melton 48-30, and Broadfield beat Halswell 69-36.
Wing defence Laura Lowe feeds the ball up the court for another Selwyn goal.