South Colac’s top netballers have backed up their maiden premiership with a dominant win over Simpson to claim the A Grade silverware.
The Roos’ season was vastly different to their dominate 2015 victory, finishing third on the ladder and forced to earn their spot in the decider after going down to the Tigers in the semi-final.
But South was set on proving its dominance and controlled the game to claim the 39-49 victory.
The Roos set up the win in the first quarter with the aid of an impressive Edwina Parker intercept which gave South the chance to pull ahead by five goals and eventually push their lead to seven goals.
Simpson came back in the third quarter and looked like they were set to take control of the game and forced the Roos to work hard to create scoring opportunities.
The reigning premiers were quick to take back control and pushed the lead out to 10 goals.
Tigers fought hard in the final quarter applying strong defensive pressure but goal-shooter Ally Harrington maintained her composure against Simpson’s defensive duo Paige Mason and Ashleigh Cronin, netting 10 of her game-high 35 goals.
Coach Nicole Mitchell said she was proud of Harrington, who had stepped into the A Grade ranks full time this year.
“Ally shot well, moved well, we went in with a game plan with Ally and she did everything right today and I couldn’t fault her,” Mitchell said.
“But all the girls worked hard, everyone that took the court worked brilliantly and I’m really proud of them,” she said.
“They’ve all worked really hard all year and this is what we aimed for to go back-to-back and we’ve done it.”
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