Coffs Harbour 15 years representative, Emily Frawley leaps high into the air to retrieve a pass against Woolgoolga on Sunday. P
Coffs Harbour 15 years representative, Emily Frawley leaps high into the air to retrieve a pass against Woolgoolga on Sunday. P

Rain disrupts netball matches



THE inclement weather that lashed Coffs Harbour on Sunday afternoon may have cost Coffs Harbour's under 17's netball team a place in the State League Netball finals.

With a spot in next week's semi-finals only a victory away, the Coffs Harbour girls were locked in a titanic battle against Taree and trailing by only three goals at half time when the torrential downpour hit town.

The match and all that were due to follow were cancelled immediately.

As half a game had been completed, the result of the match was given to the Taree team and the local girls were left agonisingly short of qualifying for a trip to Port Mavquarie for the this weekend's finals.

The team was best served on Sunday by Lucy Williams who was outstanding defending the goal circle while Shannon Hall dominated through the centre.

While the older girls were left short by the fickle fate of the weather gods, the under 15s ensured they booked a berth in the Hastings this weekend by winning their two matches comfortably.

Easily accounting for Woolgoolga 53-8, the girls ensured their place among the top teams when they overcame a tenacious Taree outfit 28-19.

The outstanding shooter for the day, not just the team was Emily Frawley who converted an amazing 86.9 per cent of her shots at goal.

The hard work of the team was always a strong chance of being rewarded considering the team's shooting percentage was juust above 75 per cent overall.

Catherine Mitchell and Makaylee Little were also strong contributors through the centres as the team started building momentum to take on the strong Hastings team this weekend.



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