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Olympians progress straight through to A division grand final after tense win over Kojonup

Tina Briscoe & Taj StubberGreat Southern Herald
Olympians 1 and Kojonup 1, left, and All Stars 2 and Kojonup 2, right, in action.
Camera IconOlympians 1 and Kojonup 1, left, and All Stars 2 and Kojonup 2, right, in action. Credit: Tina Briscoe

Olympians 1 are the first team through to the Katanning Netball Association A division grand final after prevailing by three goals in their second semifinal clash with Kojonup 1 on Saturday.

There was a buzz around both the juniors and seniors, and the crowd brought a spectacular atmosphere adding to the excitement of finals netball.

Olympians finished narrow 47-44 victors in a nailbiting contest that had supporters on the edges of their seats for much of the match.

All Stars 1 will face Kojonup in the preliminary final after they eliminated Cardinals Force from the premiership race.

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The elimination final was All Stars from the get-go as they defeated their opponents in convincing style, 67-33.

Cardinals Phoenix's Chloe Why passes ahead of Tambellup Bluebirds' Courtaney Woods.
Camera IconCardinals Phoenix's Chloe Why passes ahead of Tambellup Bluebirds' Courtaney Woods. Credit: Tina Briscoe

All Stars advanced straight through to the B-grade grand final as they downed Kojonup 2, 48-37.

Tambellup Bluebirds pushed Cardinals Phoenix out of the finals race, finishing comfortable 48-24 winners to set up a preliminary final clash with Kojonup 2.

Kojonup’s third team progressed straight to the C-grade decider as they prevailed 40-36 winners over Cardinals Vixens.

Hungry to go straight through, Kojonup produced an outstanding effort.

Olympians 3 had their season come to an end as they went down to Dumbleyung 2.

Olympians’ Mia Hamon shoots over Dumbleyung’s Danielle Brummelman.
Camera IconOlympians’ Mia Hamon shoots over Dumbleyung’s Danielle Brummelman. Credit: Tina Briscoe

Dumbleyung dominated to record an emphatic 77-21 win and will now face Cardinals Vixens in the preliminary final.

Juniors were terrific to watch again with their eagerness making for some thrilling contests.

The crowds were full of parents and friends supporting and cheering on their favourite young players.

Juniors had two incredible games with Kojonup Opals making it straight into the grand final, leaving McIntosh Magpies playing next week in the preliminary final against NAB Lightening.

NAB Lightening won against Nutrien Firebirds, ending the Firebirds season for 2021.

Last Saturday was the Go division’s last actual round and they will gather together for a round-robin day this weekend.

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