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.