Tough games on prelim final card

FINALS: Ramblers and United Yeelanna could have a tight battle in their E grade preliminary final match. Pictured is Yeelanna GA Elsie Maddern getting her hands to the ball ahead of Ramblers defenders Tilly Mickan and Layla Forster. Picture: Lisa Warner.

FINALS: Ramblers and United Yeelanna could have a tight battle in their E grade preliminary final match. Pictured is Yeelanna GA Elsie Maddern getting her hands to the ball ahead of Ramblers defenders Tilly Mickan and Layla Forster. Picture: Lisa Warner.

GREAT FLINDERS NETBALL

A GRADE - Cummins Kapinnie v Ramblers

After an awesome display of top-level netball last week Cougars should come out firing against long-time rival Ramblers.

However, Ramblers know how to dig deep and are expected to fight hard down the length of the court.

Brooke Pedler and Amesha Meyers, and young guns Sydney Claughton and Kaitlin Jacobs will be well- matched and provide speed and drive through the centre, and both goal circles will be tightly defended.

With a berth in the grand final on the line, this should be a great battle.

A RESERVES – Cummins Kapinnie v Ramblers

These teams have had tough matches against each other all season.

Ramblers’ goalies Ali Ward and Maryanne Mickan are hard to beat, and are supported by experienced attackers Sophie Blacker and Lucy Pedler.

They are equally matched by Cougar goalies Emily Miller and Molly Burns with feeders Ashlee Harbottle and Kiahn Nayda. This could come down to defensive pressure and who can capitalise on turnovers.

B GRADE – Cummins Kapinnie v Ramblers

Cougars and Ramblers had tough previous games and are expected to go hard.

Ramblers GK Gemma Crettenden is well matched against GS Josie Turnbull, while mid-court players Kerry Claughton and Cougar C Hayley Ness could have a tight tussle.

The team who can settle and capitalise on opportunities could get the upper-hand.

B RESERVES – Lock v Ramblers

Line ups could determine the outcome of this match, with both teams having additional qualified players to cover injury and availability.

Both teams will be relying on their experienced players for leadership and direction.

Lock’s younger players, Alyssa Siebert and Britney Crosby provide drive through the centre while Ramblers’ Bernie Crettenden, Peta Berryman and Louise O’Leary are a formidable in defence. 

The accuracy of the goalies could be the difference.

D GRADE – Eyre United v United Yeelanna

Making the most of turnovers may be the key in what is expected to be a hard-fought game.

The Eagles strength in defence will put pressure on the Saint’s attack, with Lily Glover or Dakota Cafuta well matched in the circle against Georgia Stratford and Allyce Fatchen.

Stopping Luka Chandler and Piper Hall with their quick feeding into the ring will be a focus for Saints mid-court players Britney Milligan and Emily Sinclair. 

This one is expected to be a high standard game.

E GRADE – United Yeelanna v Ramblers

The match should be a close one. A key match-up for this game will be Riley Modra and Ava Pedler in C.

Both teams will need to find ways to shut down goal attacks Elsie Maddern (UY) and Sally Cabot (R).

Yeelanna will rely on their more experienced players to stand up to the finals pressure against Ramblers ho are strong contenders.