The Forbes Netball Association recently held the finals of the Autumn Night competitions for mixed and ladies teams.
The Mixed final was won by NSG to Postie, who defeated Minor Premiers Aggies by 29-17. The players were very enthusiastic, and both teams played with lots of energy and passion, and the score line did not reflect the physicality of the game. NSG to Postie won the first quarter by 7-4, and continued to draw slightly ahead in the second quarter, with the half time score being 14-9.
Postie’s Isaac Stewart showed excellent ball skills and Sam Smith also helped to lead the way for his team. NSG to Postie’s shooter Jordon Gaffney had an accurate shooting game helping the team secure the lead. The third quarter was dominated by NSG to Postie, winning the goal count by 7-2.
Aggies centre Daniel Ashcroft dominated for his team, and Georgie Price and Chelsea Madden never gave up trying as they fought back in the final quarter, with the goal count 8-6 to Postie.
The Ladies final was a powerful display of netball from Hughes & Co, who won the game against Minor Premiers Forbes Engineering 37-18. Hughes & Co took control of the game from the first whistle, winning the first quarter by 12-6. Forbes Engineering fought back in the second quarter to nearly equal the goal count. As circle defender Nicole Mee dominated the defence end for Hughes & Co, with Kate Loneragan shut down the Forbes Engineering attack. Hughes & Co again dominated the third quarter, with shooter Shannon Hurley, helped by Stephanie Hughes, made the goal count for the quarter 10-3 to Hughes & Co.
Forbes Engineering shooter Brianna Duncan was accurate throughout the game, and keeper Sophie Robinson held a strong defence. Forbes Engineering never gave up.