Highs and lows for Navarre netballers

MCDFNL - It was a mixture of highs and lows for Navarre netballers in the Maryborough Castlemaine District Football and Netball League semi finals last weekend.

Vying for a preliminary finals spot alongside the under 17 and A grade sides, Navarre's under 15s went down to Harcourt by one goal 20-19, while B grade fought hard under pressure to defeat Harcourt by a goal 40-39.

In the under 15s, both teams played desperate netball in the first half with Navarre leading by a goal at half time.

In a nailbiting last quarter, the lead changed on five occasions and despite a gallant effort Navarre were just unable to get the win.

It was a terrific effort by the under 15s and the club wishes to thank Maxine Clough for all her time and effort in coaching the team.

Navarre's B grade team came up against Harcourt in an intense finals contest to run out narrow winners.

Navarre got off to a solid start and held a slight lead for the first three quarters.

In the final term, Harcourt got back into the game and at one stage had a four goal lead.

However, Navarre rallied with defence taking some vital intercepts to win the game.

Trish Martin was named Navarre's best player for out-positioning her player consistently and she was also able to shoot with accuracy under pressure.

It has been a great effort by B grade, who have come from seventh position to make the preliminary final.

Navarre now faces Lexton in a preliminary final at Princes Park, Maryborough, tomorrow.

Meanwhile Navarre's A grade side plays Newstead while the under 17s take on Natte Bealiba.

Both games will be played at Princes Park on Sunday.

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