Saints out of running for the flag

MYRTLEFORD’S Ovens and Murray netball premiership campaign ended when the club’s under-16 team went down to Lavington in the preliminary final.

MYRTLEFORD’S Ovens and Murray premiership campaign ended on Thursday night when the club’s under-16 netball team went down to Lavington in the preliminary final.

The team’s finals hopes looked set to end in forfeit when a school trip to Italy and a family holiday reduced the playing list to just four.

But Panthers officials got together with the league to offer a rescheduled match at Albury’s JC King Park on Thursday night, allowing the Saints to continue in the finals series.

The young Saints were slow to get started and let Lavington get an early break trailing by five goals at quarter time.

The second quarter played out the same, with the Saints fighting hard but unable to match it with a slick Lavington unit, trailing by 11 goals at the half-time break.

The third quarter saw the young Saints dig deep and throw everything they had at the Panthers, shooting 12 goals to Lavington’s five and bringing the game back to a four-goal margin at the last break.

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