Finals netball approaches its conclusion

Rain threatened to put a dampener on the first weekend of finals netball but that didn’t stop the teams from showing up to Macquarie Park ready to play.
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Div 2 Port Combined. Played with 6 players. Still smiling after their 47-25 loss to Saints Boost. Amelia Humphries, Caitlin Dewbery, Olivia Koch, Emma Dennis, Abby Swarbrick, Abby Koch.

The 10Bdivision, playing first at 9:30am, had to endure the worst of the weather.

These girls produced some of the best netball of the day.

CH Manta Rays, who were undefeated all season, had to bring their A game against a red-hot PC Meteors side.

The low scoring game indicated the intense netball both teams played, with some great defence on show.

The Manta Rays held onto their unbeaten record with a tightly contested 10-9 win in the last 60 seconds, sending them straight to the grand final in twoweeks.

The PC Meteors side now play the Wauchope Willywags who defeated PC Gems 5-3 this weekend.

The 11A’salso had some close scorelines. With the rain clearing and the courts still a little wet, these girls played spirited semi-final netball.

PC Emeralds, who finished second on the competition ladder, held on to defeat top team, St Agnes Schools, 20-18. Saints now face Kookaburra’s who narrowly defeated S Boost 20-17.

Finals netball sees teams step up their training schedule as they look to claim a position in their grand finals.

There were some high scoring resultsand some one-sided scorelines. This wasn’t a reflection of the performances of the sides that lost, but more of the determination of the winning sides.

Division 1 saw a close battle throughout the season between PC Kryptonite and W Kingfishers, who finished 1 and 2 on the ladder.

Saturday’s semi-final was won by Kingfishers 59-49. Coach Donna Lewis said their training last week was a lot more intense, which translated to intensity on the court.

Kryptonite will take on St Agnes School, who accounted for Port Panthers RSL 60-32.

To all the teams that have made it through to finals week, good luck. Play hard, play fair.

To the teams that gracefully bowed out last weekend, congratulations on a great season. Come down to the courts on the weekend to support your friends and your club mates.

See you courtside.

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