WNA - A goal after the buzzer by Michelle Beaton got Stawell Warriors B grade side across the line in their final Wimmera Netball Association home-and-away clash at the weekend.
Up against Warrack Eagles, it was a tough contest with both teams going goal for goal throughout the match.
A steady shooter, Beaton's goal in the dying moments saw Stawell come away with a 34-33 win.
Erin Freeland and Kristy Matthews worked hard in defence and they were rewarded with the Town Hall and Subway awards.
Stawell play Nhill in the B grade qualifying final at Minyip tomorrow.
Stawell Warriors A grade netballers finished their season with a strong win over Warrack Eagles last weekend.
Stawell coach Liza Cook said it was a fantastic game to finish the home-and-away season.
"It was a whole team effort with each player winning their position," she said.
Up against the fourth placed Eagles, second placed Stawell had what Cook labelled an 'outstanding' first quarter with the home side leading by 13 goals at the first break.
Warrack Eagles pegged the margin back to nine at half time and Stawell slowed down in the second half, leading by six at the final change before maintaining the margin to run out 47-41 winners.
"Our first half set up our game and win," Cook said.
Cook nominated Grace Jensz as S&S Byron/Neilly's Cafe best on court for her dominant display in goals, shooting 31 while Lauren Iseppi received the Subway award for her strong game in wing defence and centre.
Now the coach's sights are firmly focused on a qualifying final showdown against arch rivals Ararat at Minyip tomorrow.
"We take in strong form to play Ararat. It will be a tough game."
In good news for Stawell, there are no injury concerns leading into tomorrow's match.
Amelia Pollock led the way for Stawell's C grade side, who held off a Warrack Eagles second half challenge to win 36-33.
Pollock played a solid four quarters at goal attack to take home the Sheer Illusions award and she also finished on top in the WNA C grade goal shooting leaderboard with 304 for the season.
Sarah Morris played well in both defence and goals to receive the Subway award.
C grade Stawell travel to Minyip tomorrow to play Horsham Saints in a qualifying final.
Stawell's 17 and unders season is over, with the team losing to Warrack Eagles last Saturday.
Unforced errors and Warrack's strong defensive pressure made bringing the ball down a tough task for Stawell, who eventually succumbed 34-53.
Meg Walker (Sneek-a-Peek) and Lucy Pollock (Subway) were named Stawell's best players in the match.
In the 15 and under A competition, Stawell posted a solid win over Warrack Eagles 39-26.
Each player worked hard by putting pressure on the opposition and causing turnovers.
Dana Humphrey was voted Rumba best on court while Jordan Austin picked up the Subway award.
Stawell play Ararat at Horsham in an elimination final on Sunday.
Stawell's 15 and under B team ended its season on a high despite losing to Warrack Eagles 11-21.
It was Warriors best game for the season and their first score entering double figures.
Amy Stainsby (Rumba award) and Taneya Burke (Subway) stood tall in the ring while Kim Blake and Sophie Barber defended well.
In the 13 and unders, Stawell crushed Warrack Eagles 70-2.
Warriors were on the ball from the outset and did not let up, with Kasey Mornane and Daisy Walker starring in goals.
Mornane received Grampians Pharmacy best on court and mid court player, Mia Jensz took home the Subway spoils.
Stawell now has a week off after finishing on top of the WNA ladder.