Navarre netballers aiming for back-to-back

MCDFNL - Navarre's under seventeen netballers will be looking to secure back-to-back flags after downing Natte Bealiba in a preliminary final thriller at the weekend.

One goal down at quarter time, Navarre showed determination to gain a convincing lead in the third quarter.

Natte fought back taking the lead in the final term, however, Navarre were able to steady themselves, play their game and emerge victorious 25-23.

Best players for Navarre were defenders Meaghan Armstrong and Alicia Patterson and Carly Murphy, who shot well in the goal ring.

The under 17s now face Carisbrook in Sunday's grand final at Princes Park.

A gutsy effort by Navarre's A grade team saw them defeat Newstead by 12 goals to progress through to Sunday's premiership decider.

Navarre started slowly but were able to take control of the game with a dominating last quarter, running out 47-35 winners.

Lauren Tickner's determination in defence saw her create many turnovers, allowing the goalies to capitalise on this opportunity.

Jess Williamson played a hard paced game, getting her hands to the ball frequently and great leadership was shown by coach Jess Parry.

Looking to go one further than 2011, Navarre will now come up against fierce rivals Lexton on Sunday.

Navarre's B grade netballers put on a brave performance before eventually losing out to Lexton by 10 goals.

Navarre got off to a great start and held a four goal lead at quarter time.

However with finals experience, Lexton were able to get themselves back into the game with some brilliant passages of play.

Special mention goes to Navarre's Kylie Murphy who put in a gallant effort despite a badly injured ankle.

Navarre stepped up again,but could not bridge the gap.

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