Although tiring South Mildura held off a late challenge from Irymple to win the SFNL A Grade netball second semi final on Saturday.
South coach Emily Wright said that the speed of the game in the first half took its toll late but she felt the game was always in their grasp, especially with a lead of up to 14 goals at one stage of the second term.
Irymple had no real answer to the shooting of Demi Toms and Wright, who shot a couple of gioals from just inside the circle.
Irymple made an early change with Stephanie O;’Loughlin going to goal attack and leaving Sherrie Geister inside but it didn’t really work with South in front at quarter time by 10.
In the second term Geister and O’Loughlin swapped but their shooting was not as aacuurate as Toms and Wright at the other end.
In the third quarter South brought on Sharne Lane into Goal defence as they double tagged O’Loughlin, who was beginning to get the ball under the basket.
A couple of late chances by Irymple were wasted with the final margin six goals in favour of South Mildura.
Results: (SFNL Second semi finals)
A GRADE: South Mildura 63 defeated Irymple 57.
Best: South: Demelza Goldsworthy, Maddison Toms. Irymple: Sherrie Geister, Bronnie Loy,
B GRADE: Imperials 33 defeated Wentworth 32
BEST: Imperials: Annie O’Donnell, Alyce Carmichael. Wentworth: Kelsey Wagstaff, Sam McLean.
C GRADE: Wentworth 41 defeated Imperials 40.
Best Wentworth: Jaylene Neyland, Liz Hurley Imperials: Meg McManus, Lucy Bromley
C RESERVE: Ouyen United 35 defeated Wentworth 24.
Best: Ouyen United. Suzie Keely, Leanne Stone Wentworth Tayla King, Emily Clothier
UNDER 17 (Division One): Irymple 43 defeated Imperials 37
Best: Irymple: Shakira Delcastegne, Brooke Hards. Imperials: Kalo Moi Moi, Imogene Middleton.
UNDER 17 (Division Two): Irymple 43 defeated Merbein 34
Best: Irymple: Bronte Brown, Katie Matulic Merbein: Laura Peterson, Jasmine Matotek.