GRFNL Netball Semi-Final Review | Swans put end to Kangaroos premiership quest


MOULAMEIN put an end to Ultima’s season when it won the Golden Rivers FNL A-grade netball first semi-final on Saturday.

The Swans and Kangaroos were third and fourth after they marked identical records of eight wins, two draws and six defeats in the home and away series.

Moulamein had home-court advantage for Saturday’s clash.

The Swans led 6-5 at quarter-time and then won the second, 14-9.

A six-goal lead for Moulamein at the start of the second half was 11 at a quarter to play after it won the third, 11-6.

Maddy Wild went on to score a match-high 27 goals and Meg-Jordyne Rooney chipped in with 17 as Moulamein netted a 44-33 victory.

Ultima’s attack was led by Grace Farrell, 16, and Ash Sanders, 15.

Moulamein has advanced to a preliminary final on September 9 at Macorna.

In B-grade, Ultima took on Macorna in the first semi-final.

A brilliant start by Macorna meant it led 12-4 at quarter-time.

The Tigers held a nine-goal buffer by the long break.

Scores were 8-6 in favour of Macorna in the third and the yellow and black won the last, 12-9, for a 40-26 result.

The Tigers’ attack was led by Hannah Dee on 27 as Jasmine Williams added 13.

Macorna faced Murrabit in the B-reserve first semi-final.

It was 10-all at quarter-time and then 20-19 in favour of Murrabit at half-time.

The third quarter was when the Murrabit Blues took control.

A 13-6 term meant the Blues led 33-25 going into the last quarter.

A high-scoring final term went Murrabit’s way, 19-10, for a 52-35 victory.

Teish Nethercote scored 38 goals for Murrabit.

The Tigers’ attack was led by Katrina Toma, 14; and Samantha Smith, 12.

The 17-under first semi ended in a big win for Wandella against Moulamein.

The Swans led 8-6 at quarter-time, but after the break it was the Bombers who seized control.

Wandella won the second term, 17-3, and led 38-17 at a quarter to play.

Coco Crellin scored an equal match-high 26 goals as Wandella cruised to a 49-28 victory.

In the 14-and-under competition, Hay dominated after quarter-time of its clash with Wandella.

Scores were 10-all at quarter-time.

The Lions’ cubs from Hay won the second, 16-5, and then third term, 17-7.

A 21-goal lead for Hay at the start of the final term was 33 by the end after the Lions poured in 15 goals in the last and the Bombers added three.

A 58-25 victory meant Hay makes its way to a preliminary final.

Schedule for Saturday’s second semi-finals at Ultima Recreation Reserve:

A-grade at 12.15pm: Murrabit v Macorna.

B-grade at 1.30pm: Murrabit v Moulamein.

B-reserve at 2.45pm: Hay v Ultima.

17-under at 11am: Ultima v Hay.

14-under at 9.45am: Murrabit v Ultima.

Teams in preliminary finals on September 9 at Macorna are Moulamein, A-grade; Macorna, B-grade; Murrabit, B-reserve; Wandella, 17-under; and Hay, 14-under.