Thrilling games in semifinal week of Narrogin and Districts Netball Association

Julie-Anne GroutNarrogin Observer
Cuballing captain Regina Kickett.
Camera IconCuballing captain Regina Kickett. Credit: Daniel Rooney

Narrogin and Districts Netball Association held their semifinals over Friday night and Saturday.

In the A1 competition the top two teams, Williams 1 and Wagin, battled it out in a fast-paced, intense game.

Williams 1 made a strong start with their defence maintaining a tight position and taking several intercepts to take a nine-goal lead after the first quarter.

Pingelly's Georgia Kowald makes the net.
Camera IconPingelly's Georgia Kowald makes the net. Credit: Daniel Rooney

The second quarter had Felice Pocock steady her team along with Faith McNab coming into defence for Wagin.

The change in positioning worked well and Wagin outscored Williams 16-11.

In the third and fourth quarters Williams surged ahead due to the accurate shooting from Clare Hardie and brilliant effort in defence from Abbey McKay and Williams ran out winners 59-40.

In the other A1 game, Pingelly 1 were too good for Cuballing 1, 62-46, with Pingelly progressing to play Wagin 1 in this weekend’s preliminary final.

Pingelly's Rheannon Turton.
Camera IconPingelly's Rheannon Turton. Credit: Daniel Rooney

The two A2 semifinals were highly anticipated given the tight margins between the pair in regular games and the inability to anticipate winners week to week.

The top two teams, Pingelly 2 and Wagin 2, were evenly matched from the start and went goal for goal for most of the match.

Pingelly 2 had trailed for most of the game but in a thrilling final few minutes they scored a few quick goals in succession and finished the game winners 49-45.

In the other A2 game, spectators were also treated to another fantastic game where Olympics Turquoise and Flames 1 went head to head.

Olympics Turquoise finished the game winners 45-42 in a tense encounter.

In the A3 top of the table clash Olympics Navy were too strong for minor premiers Waves 1.

Pingelly captain Alex Hodges.
Camera IconPingelly captain Alex Hodges. Credit: Daniel Rooney

Waves will now play Wagin 3, who defeated Pingelly 3 47-34, in the preliminary final.

The junior division 1 game between Olympics Teal and Waves 2 was also highly anticipated, with both teams winning in games during the regular season.

Olympics Teal made a statement starting strongly outscoring Waves 2, 15-5.

The rest of the game was a much closer encounter with Olympics only outscoring Waves by the smallest of margins.

Olympics Teal eventually ran out winners 44-31.

Waves 2 take on Cuballing 3, who were dominant winners over Flames Falcons 54-23, next week.

In the final division, JD2 Wagin 4 defeated Olympics Cobalt 43-25 while Olympics Sapphires defeated Flames Fire 39-19.

The preliminary final will be a cracker between Olympics Cobalt and Olympics Sapphires.

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