One of last year’s Wimmera Netball Association A Grade grand final teams will have their season come to an end this weekend.
Minyip-Murtoa and reigning premiers Horsham Saints will battle it out in an elimination semi-final at Dimboola on Sunday afternoon.
It was a disappointing performance from the Burras in their qualifying final against Horsham last weekend, failing to put up much of a fight.
Minyip-Murtoa A Grade coach Claire Drum said her side has much more to offer than what was on display at Horsham City Oval last Saturday.
“We were a long way off our best last weekend,” she said.
“There is a lot of room to improve and sometimes a bad game can spur you on so hopefully we come into Sunday’s game with a much better frame of mind.”
The Saints go into the clash with a completely different run of form, having pummeled Ararat to the tune of 26 goals last Sunday.
“Everyone is feeling good after a big win,” Horsham Saints A Grade coach Shannon Reinheimer said.
“I think it will be a bit of a tougher one than the elimination final, but hopefully we can give them a fight and get the win."
The Saints and Burras both defeated each other once this season, reflecting the evenness of the teams going into the do or die game.
“Obviously they (Saints) had a good win against Ararat and played played with a bit more confidence than I had seen before,” Drum said.
“We need to play hard and have our mind fully on the game. I have confidence in the girls that they can bounce back and put in a good performance”
Reinheimer said for her side to be successful they must remain composed.
“Paula Wiedermann is a good match up against Maggie (Caris) so they will have another interesting battle,” she said.
“They have a strong defence so we will have to be patient and move the ball around.”
The A Grade contest will begin from 3.30pm at Dimboola Recreation Reserve on Sunday.