Saints’ finals hopes come down to the wire
Two teams will play this weekend, but only one will remain in the competition.
In the final match of the Ovens and King league, Benalla All Blacks and Goorambat will do battle at Friendlies Oval on Saturday in the second of its bi-annual grudge matches.
Benalla Wolfpack’s Women’s League Tag team just missed out on a shot to contend for the Jo Perini Memorial Murray Cup, going down by 18 points to Tumbarumba Greens in the Preliminary Final on Sunday.
Violet Town racked up its third win of the season in immense fashion, with a 125-point trouncing of Ardmona on Saturday.
After losing to three top-four sides by a combined 264 points last month, Benalla All Blacks showed they could still stand up to the upper echelon of the Ovens and King league with a narrow three-point defeat to top three side Tarrawingee at Friendlies Oval on Saturday.
Benalla Saints Youth Girls will be determined to go one step further this weekend after their emphatic win against Seymour on Sunday set up a rematch of last year’s preliminary final against Shepparton United.
Goorambat secured its third win of the season in dominant fashion on Saturday, accounting for Moyhu by 66 points in the penultimate round of the Ovens & King season.
It was a grim day out for Violet Town’s A-grade netball team as it came up against top-four side Tallygaroopna.
At Tatong the Lion’s Peter Butterworth and Vin Warnock scored a comfortable four rubbers to one win against the Crane’s Paul Shea and Tim Butler in the A-grade competiton.
Benalla teen Meagan Webster is excited to show selectors what she can do on the soccer pitch after being selected for the Team Vic 18 Years and Under Girls Soccer Training Squad, which will represent at the School Championships in Brisbane later this year.
In the penultimate round of the Northern Country Women’s League, Benalla Saints couldn’t match it with one of the league’s most experienced teams, with Shepparton whipping the young side by 105 points at Deakin Reserve on Sunday.
This week the ground was a little wet under foot, but you would not have known it from the skill level on display.
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