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Grand Final Previews

Saturday 10th September, 2022


Match Between BSR v RSMU

The time has come for the top two A1 sides to battle it out for the 2022 flag. After an interesting season with ins and outs for both sides, the Tigers and the Hawks have settled into their outfit playing competitive netball. The Semi saw BSR take the win over the Hawks who then went into the Prelim focused and strong to defeat Min Man. This rematch should be a thriller with mid court defensive pressure strong from both teams and where the ball can be won to create opportunities to take the edge. RSMU’s Kerry Heinrich and BSR’s Bec Moyne will be sure to have another close battle in the middle with many contested balls. Hawks goal ring has proven strong all year with combo Sophie Griffiths and Paige Rowett and will need to be at its best to compete with Tigers agile defence line Anna Grace Close and Amelia Duffy. Both sides will need to bring the heat along with their best competitive netball and deliver four quarters of high intensity pressure across the court to disrupt the oppositions systems to give themselves a chance at the win.

BSR by 4


Match Between Min Man v BSR

The grand final is set to be a fast-paced game with both teams have plenty of run through the midcourt. Both teams hungry for the premiership flag. On past occasions Min Man has been the dominant team with the win both times but only by one in their last encounter. The Tigers have fought their way up from fourth positions, which shows their determination and fight for the win. Both teams match up well on each other although Halle smith (MM) and Eliza Kitschke (BSR) will have a good tussle in Min Man’s goal ring. To take the Eagles out, Tigers will need to apply full court pressure, focussing on shutting down Eagles GS and key player Kimberly Mitchell. BSR’s Courtney Moller will be a great match up against her, due to her speed and strength in the air. The dominant side will be the ones with the most settled attack line, and accurate goalers. A great tussle to watch will also be BSR’s GS Alicia Thomas and Min Man’s GK Isla Baum. Both teams have strong and accurate goalies so it will come down to who can apply the most defensive pressure to create turnovers before it gets to the ring. This game will have spectators at the edge of their seats!

MinMan by 4


Match Between North Clare v Blyth Snowtown

A replay of the second semi which saw North coming away with the win by seven, these two two teams will be battling for the B1 premiership for the fourth year in a row. Both teams have had fantastic seasons. North will go in confident with a strong team and bench, and their height in the rings will be hard to beat. Blyth were missing the tall timber Donna Stewart in the second semi who will have a good contest against North defender Jess Cullen. Sam Twamley and Reni Scott down North’s end will be a tough match up on Ella Smith and Cherie Stirling, both quick players, and will be a great contest for who gets the ball through the mid court. It will be a fight to the end for this game. North will have to work hard to try and shut down Kristen Allchurch’s accuracy in goals. North will need to come out strong and control the ball to try and get on top of Blyth. Maddy Rivas playing coach for North will help dictate play to capitalise on every turnover and work hard for the ball. It will come down to the wire in this year's GF. Another year, another North V Blyth GF in B1’s.

Blyth/Snowtown by 1


Match Between North Clare v Blyth Snowtown

The two best teams in B2s meet for the fourth time this year. North had a convincing 15 goal win in the semi and will come into this game confident being the strong favourite. Blyth Snowtown lack height, but defenders Kayla Freebairn and Sophie Weaver will fight hard until the end. A key match-up will be in the centre court between Yana Zanette (North) and Kristin Carling (Blyth Snowtown). Yana providing great feeding, while Kristin gets her hands on plenty of balls. North’s goalies Sophie McLennan and Keely Pearce have had a solid season and will need to be at their best against Blyth Snowtown’s strong defensive line-up. North’s Rachel Pearce will be looking to dominate in defence and with drive from Yana Bruce through the centre will be difficult to stop. Cats goalies Charlie Jacka and Nicola Ross will need to use their patience and with reliable feeding by Kristin Carling will give Cats an opportunity to take the win. This game should provide some great competitive netball for the spectators.

North Clare by 4


Match Between Min Man v North Clare

This game will be a battle with North Clare hungry for a win and Min Man looking strong. The last two games have been a close contest with Min Man taking the win. North Clare’s shooting combination of Lisa Klinger and Marie Mulligan will need to be accurate against Min Man’s strong defence. Min Man’s Mikayla Hadley and Rachel Oehme will need to be strong through the centre, creating opportunities for conversion into the goalies. This will be a game of confidence, with the team who settles first the likely premiers.

MinMan by 7


Match Between BBH v RSMU

A heavily contested game is expected between BBH and RSMU with both teams having won against each other once now. The strength RSMU have through the mid court with Amanda Vandeleur will prove a challenge for BBH. RSMU’s defence Imogen Swanson and Emily Heathfield have become a perfect defending duo and will be out there strong to put the pressure on BBH shooters.

However, RSMU will have their work cut out stopping BBH goalies Lauren Donhardt and Bec Klem, who have been on fire in the second half of the season. In defence, the BBH combination of Sienna Stockman, Jessie Klem and Rylee Hodson will be formidable for the RSMU shooters. While it could be anyone's game, the win will go to the team who can settle first

BBH by 6


Match Between RSMU v Min Man

This match will be a close game right to the finish, both teams having a strong attacking end. RSMU’s Maddie Przibilla will have to work hard through the goal circle as Min Man’s Daisy Duncans height and agilty in the ring makes it tough for goalies. Both teams have had close games both times, going right down to the final minutes, Indianna Mitchell’s accurate shooting will see RSMU defender Mia Berry have to work hard to stop the Min Man flow of the game to capitalise on any turn overs will be vital for RSMU. Min Man have had some great flow of the game last two matches and RSMU are going to have to come out strong and composed for the game.

MinMan by 1 or RSMU by 10


Match Between South Clare v Eudunda Robertstown

South Clare goes into this grand final strong favourite being undefeated for the whole season. Souths height advantage will be difficult for the Saints attackers, however Saints will have nothing to lose. Eudunda Robertstown improved from their first game losing by 40 goals to the second only losing by 11. Both teams have strong playmakers at each end of the court while Izzy Wilson and Leni Geister will have a tough battle in the centre court. Both provide attacking and defensive opportunities for their teams. South will be looking to settle quicker than they did in the semi-final having to come from behind to take the win. Saint’s Charlotte Nietschke and South’s Emma Slattery will be a good match up on the day. Both teams provide lots of defensive pressure and should be a cracker of a match to watch with lots of young talent all over the court. With the Saints coming in as the fourth team on the ladder, they are on their way up and will give all they have against a strong opposition.

South Clare by 8


Match Between Min Man v South Clare

After a fantastic comeback win in the Prelim, South Clare have shown they’ve got grit and determination. To challenge the undefeated Min Man team, they’ll need four consistent quarters working hard as a team. Souths defensive pressure will be critical. This game will be a contest with Min Man looking to finish the season strongly and South Clare hungry for the win. Min Man will need to steady, with controlled passages of play against South Clare’s Isabel Quintons speed in the centre. The matchup between Cassidy Moloney against Min Man’s defensive combination of Macy Ackland and Amber Smith will be one to watch. The team who makes the most of their opportunities from defence to attack will win the title.

MinMan by 10

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