Round 17 produced more success for Boro with 3 wins and 2 teams now assured finals appearances. Team#1 played desperate Fitzroy Stars A who are just outside the top 4 and wanting to make the finals. It was a very defensively physical game with both teams shooting accurately around 80%.
Team#1 gave up many turnovers under the pressure & ended with a 16 goal loss.
Team#2, needing just one more win to cement their place at 4th, encountered Laurimer Power who were not going to make it easy. A tough game resulted with the lead changing 4 times and the margin always within a handful of goals. An even game right down to the wire with both teams having 3 goals spurts in the last few minutes. A 1 goal win that ensures Team#2 makes the finals. Go Boro !!!
Team#3 took the challenge right up to finals contender Thomastown A, with both teams having the lead by no more than a few goals. After losing their way and dropping behind by 11 goals in the 3rd quarter, Team#3 put on a massive fight back until the end of the game to lose by only 3 goals.
For Team#4 it was last game of the season, and the girls went out in style against Montmorency C. They produced a game winning first half and ran riot. Tremendous full court pressure kept producing turnovers and the goalers did the rest. A fabulous 26 goal win to just miss out on the finals (last round is a bye). Well done girls! Go Boro !!!
A taste of the finals series to come was provided by Team#5 playing against Watsonia D in a showdown to decide 2nd position. Team#5 trounced Watsonia in the 1st quarter but many turnovers for the rest of the game let Watsonia back into it. Team#5 was able to hold enough nerve to see out a 3 goal win and secure 2nd position. Go Boro !!!
- Team#1 – Rebecca Nowikow
- Team#2 – Andrea Casey
- Team#3 – Georgia Vick
- Team#4 – Monique Elshaar
- Team#5 – Lisa Crockett
- Team#6 – Kim Damon.
by Glenn Williams / Assistant Coach.