Sam Rayson (GA) and her shooting partner Wendy McEachern (GS) were unstoppable  under the ring for MDU in their C Grade  Elimination Final against Tarwin last  Saturday.

Sam Rayson (GA) and her shooting partner Wendy McEachern (GS) were unstoppable
under the ring for MDU in their C Grade
Elimination Final against Tarwin last
Saturday.

Meeniyan Dumbalk United’s (WD)  Nikki Stockdale and IK’s Bianca Phillips (WA) go hard at the ball in the Under 17s Elimination Final at Tarwin on Saturday.

Meeniyan Dumbalk United’s (WD)
Nikki Stockdale and IK’s Bianca Phillips (WA) go hard at the ball in the Under 17s Elimination Final at Tarwin on Saturday.

The Giants’ goal attack in the Under 17s Elimination Final at Tarwin on Saturday, Alex MacQueen looks to deliver the ball into the scoring zone.

The Giants’ goal attack in the Under 17s Elimination Final at Tarwin on Saturday, Alex MacQueen looks to deliver the ball into the scoring zone.

Fish Creek wing attack Belle Cocksedge is winning this race for the ball ahead of  Phillip Island’s Nell Chaston in Sunday’s Elimination Final at Dalyston.

Fish Creek wing attack Belle Cocksedge is winning this race for the ball ahead of
Phillip Island’s Nell Chaston in Sunday’s Elimination Final at Dalyston.

ALBERTON
Elimination final results …
Saturday, August 13

13 and Under: Korumburra-Bena 5, 8, 4, 4 (21) defeated Tarwin 0, 2, 0, 4 (6).
Korumburra-Bena was off to an explosive start with a 5 to 0 lead after the first quarter and continued in their attack against Tarwin in the second quarter.
Tarwin seemed to be very nervous, making many mistakes. Tarwin tried really hard to get back into the game in the third quarter but Korumburra-Bena continued to dominate despite desperate efforts from Tarwin who gained some good rebounds in goals but couldn’t capitalise on the scoreboard.
In the last quarter, Korumburra-Bena brought three players from the bench and Tarwin made position changes with their seven players; as a result Korumburra-Bena continued to dominate though the ball went up and down with many turnovers from both teams.

15 and Under: Korumburra-Bena 10, 9, 12, 7 (38) defeated Fish Creek 4, 2, 3, 5 (14).
Korumburra-Bena came straight out of the blocks, scoring within 30 seconds of the start, leading consistently to the ball and shooting very well.
Korumburra-Bena shot strongly and scored seven goals before Fish Creek scored their first.
In the second quarter, windy conditions didn’t help either team, particularly in goals but Korumburra-Bena seemed to handle the conditions better than Fish Creek and continued to dominate.
Fish Creek tried desperately to get back into the game, but Korumburra-Bena drew further away in the second quarter.
At half time, Fish Creek tried to reduce the margin however accurate shooting from Korumburra-Bena’s goal shooter, Darci Holmes, saw them pull away even further.
At three-quarter time, Fish Creek made further positional changes while Korumburra-Bena used their bench and continued to dominate with their defensive pressure causing Fish Creek to make many errors.
A few rushed shots for goal by Fish Creek but rebounds by Korumburra-Bena gave them opportunities which they capitalised on.

17 and Under: Inverloch-Kongwak 8, 9, 11, 7 (35) defeated 4, 6, 1, 2 (13).
MDU scored the first goal and the ball immediately went up and down the court before IK scored their first.
Inaccurate passing from both teams saw the ball go up and down the court several times before goals were scored.
The blood rule saw MDU play without their GD, Kayla Redpath, for three consecutive centres, with scrappy play from both sides during the first quarter.
MDU made a change from the bench in the second quarter and IK’s goal shooter, Courtney Teakle, used her height to advantage during initial stages.
Good defensive work by IK made it difficult for MDU to get the ball into the goal circle, then MDU settled and scored three in a row.
IK fought back to maintain their lead.
Wind played havoc with any floating balls resulting in cries of “keep it short” from both benches in the third.
MDU were desperate to reduce the margin and rushed passes out of defence, which were intercepted by IK who got the ball back and scored.
After a struggle in the last quarter, MDU scored the first goal, a morale booster at this point.
However, IK were the more settled team on court and continued to extend their lead.

C Grade: MDU 11, 11, 12, 12 (46) defeated Tarwin 8, 2, 9, 8 (27).
It was goal for goal at the start then MDU achieved a turnover with a beautiful intercept by Jane Harrison in centre and scored.
Tarwin came back to reduce the margin but not enough. In the second quarter, Tarwin made a change from the bench with MDU’s GS, Wendy McEachern, continuing to make good use of wing players to get closer to the ring.
MDU seemed to be able to score more easily from their centre pass whereas Tarwin goalers found the wind more of a hindrance.
MDU’s goalers worked out of the circle a lot to create movement and space in their circle with good results.
In the third MDU continued to dominate, with GS working the ball closer to the ring. Despite Tarwin’s best efforts, MDU pulled further away.
In the last quarter, MDU’s centre and GS continued to dominate, both experienced players seemed to have a positive mental connection throughout the game.

B Grade: Inverloch-Kongwak 13, 16, 11, 10 (50) defeated Phillip Island 5, 5, 5, 8 (23).
An anxious start by both teams, goal for goal initially with IK getting a mini break early.
Accurate shooting from IK GA, Kasey Teakle, saw them draw away further towards the end of the quarter.
Phillip Island brought a player on from the bench in the second quarter and it was goal for goal early on.
Phillip Island were anxious to reduce the margin, passes forced into the circle proved costly for them.
IK defenders had their hands over everything, tipping the ball often to their players.
IK centre dictated play down the court and GS Katherine Roberts passed accurately into GA who was very accurate.
IK had a comfortable lead at half time.
In the third quarter, Phillip Island made positional changes, trying to stop the flood.
IK were able to capitalise more on turnovers and drew away again, their accuracy being much better than Phillip Island.
Phillip Island made more changes in the last quarter, niggling injuries appeared to be having an influence on players on the court.
IK made positional changes as well and continued to dominate through the quarter and drew away to a strong and convincing win.

A Grade: Inverloch-Kongwak 11, 19, 15, 8 (53) defeated Foster 10, 8, 7, 10 (35).
A very close first quarter saw a good contest, goal for goal and a very vocal crowd.
IK broke the first centre and Foster broke straight back.