Horsham district netball league: the run home

TELLING ENCOUNTER: Noradjuha-Quantong's finals fate could be decided in round 15 when it faces Natimuk United. Picture: SAMANTHA CAMARRI
TELLING ENCOUNTER: Noradjuha-Quantong's finals fate could be decided in round 15 when it faces Natimuk United. Picture: SAMANTHA CAMARRI

Laharum

Laharum has been unparalleled in 2017, it could find itself on top of the A Grade ladder for the first time in several years if it continues its form. 

Natimuk Utd

The Ewes continue to show their experience week-in, week-out.

Expect the side to mature even more in the final five rounds, as they have been together for a long time.

Amy Pilgrim was a notable addition who slotted in perfectly for the team. 

Har-Balmoral 

Reigning premiers, the Southern Roos have gone through a re-shuffle in 2017, but continued to show their brilliance on-court. 

The team has slipped up twice, but titles are not won halfway through the season. 

SM Giants

Southern Mallee hit its stride in round 11, when they became the only side to defeat Laharum. 

The Giants will continue to improve in the final rounds of the season and will be tested by Harrow-Balmoral and Noradjuha-Quantong.  

Nor-Quantong

Noradjuha-Quantong has the hardest run home in 2017.

It faces Edenhope-Apsley, the Giants, the Ewes and Laharum. 

Don’t put it past the side to sneak into finals. 

The only team challenging for its spot is Edenhope-Apsley. 

If the Bombers win against the Saints on Saturday, it will boost their aspirations.

Eden-Apsley

Edenhope-Apsley has a chance to sneak into the top five, depending on other teams’ results.

The Saints have somewhat of a lighter run home than the Bombers, and will face the Bombers, Kalkee, Jeparit-Rainbow, Swifts and the Ewes.

Kalkee

A new and improving side with a lot of promise. 

The side might not make finals but should look forward to the 2018 season. 

Pimpinio

With an injury to playing-coach Marnie Lehman it seems the side has missed finals, but should not be disappointed in its season. 

Rupanyup

Rupanyup could still finish higher than its current ladder position. 

The side has shown great improvement in its ball movement and decision-making in 2017. 

Swifts

The Baggies returned to A Grade in 2017 and by all accounts have done a good job in collecting three solid wins.  

Jep-Rainbow

Several results have fallen away from Jeparit-Rainbow.

However it has been a more positive season for the side and if it holds onto players, it will be in a good position next season. 

Taylors Lake

The side had a slow comeback year but brought in several good players, and has two winnable games to come.