The Finals of the Forbes Netball Spring Night Competitions for both Mixed and Ladies’ teams were played last week. Great skills were on display as the players contested with their opposition and fought hard for each goal scored by their team. All players showed outstanding sportsmanship for their teams.
The Final of the 17 under division was won by Hot Shots who defeated Speculators 27-22.
Hot Shots started well, outscoring their opposition in the first quarter, but Specula- tors fought back, and at half time the score was 17-10 to Hot Shots.
Hot Shots circle defenders of Georgia Cole and Lily Boyd were leading their team, with strong rebounds and tight defence. The second half saw Speculators catching their opposition, winning the second half by two goals.
Strong attacking from Speculators shoot- ers Halli Woolnough and Amity Payne, helped to keep their team in the game. They were supported by defender Sadie McCahon who tried for every intercept. Hot Shots centre Kirby Maslin was a great link through the court, to help lead her team.
The Final of the Ladies Open division was won by Gundamain who defeated Chunky Pies 52-30. The game was closely contested, with Gundamain gradually pulling away in each quarter.
The second and fourth quarters for Gundamain sealed the match, with centre Nicole Mee and shooter Chloe Madden shining for their team.
Chunky Pies’ Ellie Flick and Phoebe Costello had outstanding games, with accurate shooting from Ellie, and strong attacking and defending from Phoebe.
Gundamain’s goal attack Shannon Hurley was extremely fast around the court, with strong drives, and accurate passing and Rebecca Roach also stood out for her team.
The Mixed Final was won by Gundamain who defeated Mix & Match 44-25.
Chloe Madden, Gundamain shooter was accurately supported by attacker Shannon Hurley. The experience of the older Gundamain team showed through during the game but Mix & Match did not give up.
Mix & Match was led by Jacob Collits and Fiona Howarth, who both had outstanding games. Gundamain won every quarter, with Annabelle Dyer making a difference for her team. Circle defender Gabe Boland for Mix & Match never stopped trying and took some great intercepts.