Finley 'A' continue good form

July 28, 2017

A grade: Finley 47 def. Barooga 36.

The Cats led all game to record a good win in round 14 of Murray Netball League on Saturday.

Chelsea McDonald continued her excellent shooting form and got the team off to a great start on their home court. The Cats went on to win every quarter.

With Jess Cassanova unavailable this week, Helene Steward stepped into goal shooter showing her great versatility.

The Bowling Club award went to Abbey McConachie who starred in goal defence.

The ShoeX award was given to Renée Steward who played centre, controlled the tempo and won the ball with her tenacious defence.

B grade: Finley 40 def. Barooga 30.

The Cats had to dig deep to come up with the win over a hungry Barooga side on Saturday.

Bronte Russell and Keeley Coates continue to develop their combination in goals with an increased intensity at training and an amazing improvement with every match.

The goalies were effectively fed from Savannah Wilson, Lily Sharp and Kezley-Murphy Riddell, whose speed and agility were an advantage through the centre third.

Defenders Allison Rourke and Emma Hurlston were amply supported by Elyse Price and Shannon Peazley who made a tremendous effort in filling in for the side and playing their second match for the day.

Bronte Russell was awarded the Bowling Club Award for her effective application of the strategies she has been working on at training.

Ally Rourke was very active in the backline, with countless intercepts and was awarded for her efforts.

C grade: Finley 56 def. Barooga 26.

C grade had an impressive win over Barooga, starting with some great rebounding from Sasha Wood and Peta Gowans.

With the assistance of Elyse Price and Shannon Peasley the ball was brought down the court beautifully, then converted to the goal circle by Alex Russell, Renata Morris and Rhiannon Murphy-Riddell, topped off by the ever reliable Paula Gowans.

The Golf Club award went to Alex Russell, and Sasha Wood received the Hong Loch award.

C-res: Finley 51 def. Barooga 18.

Finley came out strong from the start, keeping Barooga to four goals by half time.

Sally Bickerton played a brilliant game in GA, earning her the Tuppal Hotel award.

Brittany Scott did a great job in C and WA, earning herself the Daisy Mae’s award.

Bridget Tegart applied great pressure in GK and got plenty of rebounds, winning the Thursday night dinner.

Under 13s: Finley 26 def. Barooga 15.

The U-13s came up against Barooga in an evenly matched first half.

In the second quarter the Cats reshuffled due to injury and Amelia Miaoudis from U-12s came on in WA where she did a fantastic job slotting into the attack.

Gemma Coombes swapped effortlessly from GS to run the centre for the second quarter and then went back to goals, demonstrating her versatility.

The third quarter saw Olivia Cicollini return to the court with renewed energy and she stuck tight to her opponent and contested the ball throughout the second half.

Lily Mae Ogilvie applied great pressure in defence all game and was ably assisted by Isabella Kelly who received the Canteen award for her tight defence, rebounds and great drives.

Ruby Russell turned defensive and applied pressure throughout the mid court and Mackenzie Hannan showed her versatility by playing goals as well as providing strong drives in WA.

The Finley Bakery award went to Lucy-Jayne Burdon for her fantastic intercepts, deflections and defensive pressure for the whole four quarters.

U-12s: Finley 33 def. Barooga 15.

The game was fast paced and tiring but the girls didn’t let that slow them down.

Morgan Evans received the Finley Bakery award for maintaining her efforts and always being an effective option to pass to and Jasmine Burke won the Canteen award for her repeated speedy intercepts in the mid-court.

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