Teams battle hard for crown
Narrogin & Districts Netball Association’s grand finals were full of thrills and skills last weekend, with Pingelly 1 named back-to-back premiers in A1 division.
Despite being victorious in the end, Pingelly 1 had to fight hard for their win, as Wagin 1 showed their intent from the second they stepped on to the court.
Wagin’s shooters were on fire and their pressure forced Pingelly 1 into some uncharacteristic turnovers.
Wagin 1 took a six-goal lead into the second quarter, but Pingelly 1 kept their composure and worked their way into the game and an eight-goal turnaround saw Pingelly with a narrow lead at half-time.
The scores stayed close in the third term but Wagin 1 managed to get a couple back to tie the scores up at the third quarter.
Neither side was able to assert their dominance in the last quarter with the scores remaining neck-and-neck until the end when Pingelly 1 managed to fall over the line by two goals.
Jaelyn Ranieri from Wagin 1 was awarded the grand final best and fairest for her performance in goals — an impressive display, especially considering she had played in the A2 grand final earlier in the day.
The YMCA Narrogin Leisure Centre was turned red, black and white with supporters in full force for the A2 grand final.
Wagin 3 started the game in very good form but Wagin 2 outscored them in the second half.
However, this did not hold Wagin 3 back, as they snuck home to win by six goals, with Many Dunlop awarded best and fairest.
The A3 grand final clash between Waves 2 and Flames 1 was compelling to watch, with no clear winner emerging until the very last couple of centre passes.
While both teams had their chances, it was Flames 1 who won the game by two goals in a clash that kept all of the spectators captivated until the final whistle.
Best and fairest was awarded to Tayla Battley, who played an outstanding game in goal defence for Flames 1.
Olympics Royals had a good start to their game against Williams 3, with an early eight-goal lead at quarter-time in the A4 grand final.
Despite Williams 3 outscoring them in the next quarter, Royals withstood all of their challenges to win the game by 12 goals, 36 to 24.
Liberty Tullett played a fantastic game in defence for Olympics Royals and was awarded the grand final best and fairest.
The junior division 1 grand final was another exceptional game to watch.
Flames Fusion and Cuballing 3 fought it out in a high scoring, contested nail-biter.
Though both teams led the contest at different stages, neither team could break away in the last quarter, with a 52-all draw at full-time.
In the 14 minutes extra time, Cuballing 3 converted their shots on goal and created some crucial turnovers to get the win 66–61.
Flames Fusion’s, Chelsea Mulcahy played a great game as goal attack and was a deserving recipient of the grand final best and fairest trophy.
Junior Division 2 grand final between Olympics Cobalt and Cuballing 4 had kicked off the day and set the excitement bar high.
Olympics Cobalt looked in control in the first quarter, while Cuballing 4 appeared to have a bit of a nervous start.
But the roles reversed in the second quarter, as Cuballing settled into the game and held a four-goal lead at half-time and later really put their foot down, scoring 33 goals in the last half to come out as winners, 46-23.
The grand final best and fairest was awarded to Tania Bolton from Cuballing 4, for displaying her skills in the mid-court.
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