Horsham District league grand finals | B Grade netball

THE Natimuk faithful erupted when their B Grade team won the premiership against Harrow-Balmoral.

The Ewes cemented victory 32-18.

Natimuk United took an early lead in the match, missing just one goal of their 11 opportunities to be four points up at the first break.

The second quarter was a more even affair at times, with both teams struggling to convert as well as they did in the first quarter.

However the Ewes were able to edge further away, and were up by seven at the main break.

Some missed opportunities from Natimuk United in the third quarter gave the Southern Roos opportunities, but they failed to capitalise.

Natimuk’s defenders did a power of work, led by best on court medalist Jo Taylor. She was instrumental in creating numerous turnovers, and helped Natimuk steady when needed.

​The game hit a stalemate late in the quarter, with minutes passing without any goals scored as both teams’ defenders stood up to the pressure.

But the Ewes were still in control and had a 12-goal lead going into the final quarter.

Despite a handful of missed attempts and Harrow-Balmoral’s superior shooting percentage in this quarter, the sheer volume of scoring opportunities the Ewes had allowed them to increase their lead.

Natimuk United continued to chip away, and there were plenty of tears when the final whistle went.


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