Coffs charge into netball finals
THE attacking prowess of Coffs Harbour’s representative team shone through on Saturday.
Playing against Nambucca Heads at Macksville, Coffs Harbour’s shooters Kate Imrie and Shelley Spagnolo turned on a goal-shooting clinic to help the team to a convincing 60-31 win.
The victory has cemented the team in second position on the Premier League ladder and they can now look forward to playing a home semi-final on May 29 against the ladder-leading Hastings outfit.
Even though Coffs Harbour finished in second position, one thing that coach Kylie Graham can gain plenty of confidence from is the fact that the team actually scored the most goals during the season.
“To have scored over 30 goals more than any other team in the competition this year is no mean feat,” Graham said. “The team this year has moved from strength to strength throughout the season and the semi-final against Hastings will be a challenge but certainly one the team is ready for and excited about.
“We will give ourselves every opportunity to succeed on the day.”
When you consider the amount of speed through the mid-court provided by Lynn Godson, Nicole Wilson, Lillian Dellar, Terry Mcleod and Kate Brook, it’s little wonder that the duo of Imrie and Spagnolo are having the time of their lives under the goal ring.
Coffs Harbour have been playing to their strength of quick, sharp passes in and around the shooting circle and Hastings will have plenty to worry about in 10 days time.