Spectacular finals netball

Bostondef Wanilla Rangers 44-38 A GRADE: Wanilla’s Ellie Cooper takes a strong grab under pressure from Boston’s Emma Brewster.
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BOSTONand Wanilla contested a close match on Saturday.

Wanilla started with a full line up and Boston was without key defender Chloe Carr due to illness.

The game wasa spectator’s delight with key match ups across the court –the experience of Fowler andCrettenden, the height of Saunders andNielsen and the strength and fitness of Taylor and Horgan, and the youth and skill of Watson andCoombe.

Wanilla settled quicker withCooper and Horgan providingexcellent drive and feed.

Boston took a little longer to settle, eventually through Miller-Pickett and strong feeding from Saunders in goal attackand Fowler they fought hard and ended the quarter trailing by onegoal, 11-12.

Saunders moved back into goal shooterand Miller-Pickett went into attack.

The second quarter was played in the same tenacious fashion.

The new match up of the two talls Saunders andNielsen was hard fought.But Miller-Pickett’s athleticism and calm proved hard to match.

The attacking line up produced the goods.

The second quarter stats were still quite evenbut Boston ledat the major break, 22-19.

Playing coach Crettenden brought onfresh legs, rotating Taylor from goal defenceto wing and bringing Gutsche on.

Horgan and Taylor both blockedplay in the mid court and hadto work hard to create drive and space for their teams.

Cooper showed off her skills in wing attack and continued to assist with patient,pinpoint passing.

Holman and Watson stepped their game up.

This was met with a strong wall of defence down the opposite end where Nielsen was not giving Saunders an inch and Taylor and Gutsche battled it out against Fowler andMiller-Pickett.

Bostonfinished the quarter 33-27.

Bostonbrought in Sleep for Brewster to create some additional drive and height over the ball.

Sleep created additional drive down the court into theattacking line up.

This game was played withextreme determination, a high skill level, impressiveshooting and wonderful sportsmanship.

Best: Boston: Miller-Pickett, Taylor; Wanilla: Coombe,Cooper.

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