Allstars 1 straight into KNA A-grade grand final while Kojonup 1 eliminate Cardinals Force from title race

Tina BriscoeGreat Southern Herald
A Reserve Kia Ora player Kaylee Kingi going for goal with Broomehill's Sara Anderson ready for a rebound.
Camera IconA Reserve Kia Ora player Kaylee Kingi going for goal with Broomehill's Sara Anderson ready for a rebound. Credit: Tina Briscoe

Finals have started in the Katanning Netball Association, with semi-finals played in both juniors and seniors on Saturday.

In the late junior division, QHF played a massive game against the Kojonup Opals.

With both teams wanting to make it straight through to the grand final, the match ended up a draw after four quarters.

The teams couldn’t be separated after two lots of overtime but in a nail-biting countdown it was QHF who took the win by two goals.

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That sets up a great preliminary final this weekend between Kojonup Opals and McIntosh at 10.45am on court 1.

In the A-grade competition, Allstars 1 and Olympians 1 produced an epic match in the qualifying final.

It was a great game with a lot of steady and strategic gameplay as Allstars 1 took the 46-38 win, progressing to the grand final in two weeks.

Kojonup1 and Cardinals Force played a spirited contest in the elimination final but Kojonup 1 were far too strong, winning 76-24.

Allstars 2 have dominated Kojonup2 all season in the A-reserves but that changed in the finals.

Kojonup 2 went straight into the decider with a hard-fought 51-38 victory.

The elimination final was a tight tussle between Kia Ora and Broomehill.

Kia Ora went behind early and despite fighting back hard, they fell short 42-39.

In the B-grade competition, Dumbleyung 1 worked hard for their 32-26 qualifying final win over Cardinals Fever.

Kojonup 4 and Kojonup 3 had a bittersweet game, with one team finishing up for the year.

It was Kojonup 3 who emerged victorious, 46-43.

In C-grade, Cardinals Phoenix and Cardinals Vixens had one last derby game.

Cardinals Phoenix pushed through and took the win, 54-33, in the elimination final.

Dumbleyung 2 earned a week off after downing Allstars 3 50-36 in the qualifying final.

Preliminary finals will be held this Saturday September 3 for both juniors and seniors.

On Monday, the pre-primary age kids completed their first ever season of the Net Set program.

Tania Edwards held a small graduate ceremony at the end of their last session, awarding the youngsters with their own medallion and West Coast Fever poster.

There was also a great turnout for the Walking Netball on Monday evening.

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