Greensborough team five took on the highly fancied North Heidelberg in the Northern Netball Leagues, section seven Grand Final last Friday night at Parade College. The girls went into the game not having beaten North all year and finishing second on the ladder to North’s first place.
The game started off goal for goal, with both GS for each team starring. North took awhile to get going but half way through the first quarter their GS was shooting goals from everywhere and not missing. To Boro’s credit, we kept pace with North and at quarter time were only a goal down, 5-6 Norths way. The second quarter started off with some quick successful shots from North’s super shooter, and they increased their lead. Halftime saw a regrouping of the players and some direction from coach Sharon Ashworth.
The Boro girls came back on the court in the third quarter with some fire and half way through the third quarter, got the score back to 14-16 North’s way. Just before three quarter time, a few handy turnovers from Norths GD who went on to take out MVP of the match, pushed the ball back into North’s circle and they capitalised with a few quick goals, bringing the score up to 17-22 Norths way. The boro girls kept the fight going during the last quarter, but unfortunately went down to North in the end, final score 19-28.
Team five largely consisted of new players to the Boro this year, and with hard work and dedication made it right through to the Grand Final. Congratulations on a fabulous season. Bring on 2015!