Kerang wins tight decider

IT WAS a tight contest between the Bulldogs and the Blues in the 17 and Under premiership game, with the lead changing multiple times throughout the match.

Both teams proved their worth, refusing to let a deficit on the scoreboard get the better of them.

Although Tyntynder held onto the lead for the first three quarters, Kerang never conceded they were out of the running for the flag.

Some fantastic play in both defence and attack saw the Blues claw back the difference in goals, with it unclear who the winner would be until the final whistle blew.

In the end, Kerang came out on top by just two goals — 50-48 — in a true display of talented junior netball.

Similarly, the 15 and Under grand final left hearts racing right to the end.

Tyntynder confidently maintained a five goal lead over Lake Boga for the first two quarters, extending it to six by the end of the third.

But after returning to the court the Magpies found their second wind, proving it would be a battle to the end for the premiership.

Making up the difference and putting pressure on the Dogs in the goal circle, they brought their total up to 38 at the final whistle, going down by just one goal.

Meanwhile, in the 15 and Under reserves, Tyntynder and Kerang went head-to-head, remaining close throughout the match.

In the first quarter both sides scored eight goals, with four goals the difference at the end of the second and third.

However, Kerang was able to gain some ground in the last taking the trophy 25-31.

Earlier in the day, it was a flurry of feathers in the 13 and under age group, with the Swans and the Magpies looking to emerge on top.

Lake Boga put their best foot forward, but it wasn't enough to overcome Swan Hill with the scoreboard showing 23-12 at the final whistle.