Fired-up Dragons scorch Spectres
The Dragons flew past the Spectres to win the Hedland Netball Association grand final in a hotly contested match at the packed Faye Gladstone Netball Courts last Friday night.
The gruelling contest got off to a slow start, with Dragons managing to edge out a slim two-point lead in the first quarter, 10-8.
It wasn’t long before the Spectres responded with a back-and-forth second term that saw Spectres outscore Dragons 7-5 to make it a tied contest at the main break.
The third term saw the Dragons out muscle the Spectres to take a slender lead of two points going into the final quarter.
It was in the final term that the Dragons soared, taking a game winning five-goal lead with the final score 30-25.
Dragons captain Kachina King said she was excited to win the championship.
“This is the fourth year we’ve made the grand final, and we’ve finally won, it feels excellent and emotional,” she said.
King said she was nervous going into the second half with the game tied.
“In the last quarter we started to get away, and I knew we had it in us to win,” she said. “Our passing and defence were strong, and everyone just pushed through as a team.”
In the B-grade final table-toppers Illusions ran away with the victory over their rivals Spectres.
Illusions controlled the game throughout eventually blasting their way to an eight-goal win, with the final score 37-29.
It was a tightly contested match in the C grade final, with Illusions holding a four-point lead at half time. Eagles fought back in the third term cutting the lead to just one point before a strong final quarter saw the Illusions take out the championship 28-25.
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