Blighty juniors in deciders

By Deniliquin Pastoral Times

It was success all around for Blighty's netballers on the weekend, with both their Under 13s and Under 15s qualifying for the Picola & District League grand final.

Kicking off the weekend of preliminary finals was the Under 13s, who overcame the Rovers by four goals at Strathmerton on Saturday.

Blighty coach Theodora Miaoudis described her side as extraordinary, strong and resilient.

"The girls are so inspiring," she said.

"Their physical and mental stamina is what kept them in the game.

"They never dropped their heads or gave up.

"Coming into finals the girls were training so hard and they deserved everything they got.

"No matter what happens in the grand final they have the support and respect from their families, the Blighty community and myself especially."

Final score, Blighty 20 to Deni Rovers 16.

The Redeyes Under 13s will now face Tocumwal in the grand final at Berrigan on Saturday.

Blighty previously met the Bloods in the qualifying finals, with the latter scoring a three goal win.

The Under 15s kept the success rolling into the following day, scoring a massive 19 goal win over the Deni Rovers at Memorial Park on Sunday.

Redeyes coach Alana Coates said it was the the best game she has ever seen her side play.

"Every single person gave 100 per cent for the full hour of play," she said.

"Even though they were all exhausted in the last quarter they kept pushing their lead and were super dominant.

"All the girls were amazing, no one could be faulted today and the effort and encouragement from everyone was unreal.

"Bring on the grand final."

Final score, Blighty 44 to Deni Rovers 25.

The Under 15s will now come up against an undefeated Rennie side in the grand final on Saturday.