Coffs Harbour’s goal shooter Shelley Spagnolo leads her opponent to the ball.
Coffs Harbour’s goal shooter Shelley Spagnolo leads her opponent to the ball. TREVOR VEALE

Coffs to host netball grand final

COFFS Harbour Premier League netball team earned the right to host this year’s grand final after convincingly defeating Hastings Valley in Saturday’s major semi final.

Both teams started strongly with the first quarter beginning goal for goal before some exceptional turnovers from the Coffs Harbour defensive line of Leanne McComas, Lyndsay Dorney and Hope Secomb allowing the home team to take the lead.

As the second quarter unfolded, it was clear that the precision shooting of Kate Imrie and Shelley Spagnolo was going to be unstoppable.

During the third quarter, the Coffs team moved from strength to strength, stretching its half time lead of five goals out to eight goals by the final break.

The centre court combinations throughout the game made up of Nicole Wilson, Kate Brooks, Lynn Smithers, Lillian Dellar and Terry McLeod outplayed the Hastings team and by the final quarter Hastings could just not keep up with these players.

“We now have our sights set on the grand final victory prize,” said coach Kylie Graham.

The grand final will be played at the Murray Drive courts on Saturday, June 26 with a healthy crowd predicted to watch the strongly contested title decider.



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