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Lower grade netball finals shared around

The Harlequins Woodbourne Tavern crew, who claimed the grade one title. Photo: Peter Jones.

Marlborough Lines Stadium 2000 was a hive of activity on Saturday as the climax of the club netball season was played out.

Nine finals were contested leading into the premier showdown, which was followed by Marlborough Netball’s annual prizegiving.

Action from the social grade final as Harlequins’ shooter Kristen Hammond puts up a shot. Photo: Peter Jones.
Action from the social grade final as Harlequins’ shooter Kristen Hammond puts up a shot. Photo: Peter Jones.

The action in the lower grade finals was fast and furious, with boisterous fans shouting encouragement to their favourites.

The grade one title was won by Harlequins Woodbourne Tavern, who had featured in two promotion/relegation games earlier in the season. They were too strong for their opponents on Saturday, Marlborough Girls’ College Robinson Construction, who dominated from the outset to prevail 45-18.

MGC Bryant Earthworks, winners of grade two. Photo: Peter Jones.
MGC Bryant Earthworks, winners of grade two. Photo: Peter Jones.

Quins’ goal shoot Naomi Fowler landed 39 goals from 37 attempts while fellow shooter Cathy Kitto shot 16 from 21. Mandy O’Malley was prominent on defence.

For MGC, Fiaalii Solomona and Lahana Dempster stood out.

Grade three winners Tokomaru RJB enjoy the moment. Photo: Peter Jones.
Grade three winners Tokomaru RJB enjoy the moment. Photo: Peter Jones.

The Harlequins, Pelorus and Tokomaru clubs each claimed two finals wins.

Lower grade finals results:

Grade one: Harlequins Woodbourne Tavern 45 MGC Robinson Construction 18

Grade two: MGC Bryant Earthworks 32 United Lake Chalice 22

Wairau A took out the grade five decider. Photo: Peter Jones.
Wairau A took out the grade five decider. Photo: Peter Jones.

Grade three: Tokomaru RJB 31 MGC Fairweathers 23

Grade four: Pelorus Revival 38 Pelorus Bottle-O 25

Grade five: Wairau A 29 Pelorus Owen Marine 24

Wairau team mates Amy McKendry, left, and Estella Tyrell enjoy some team bonding before their final. Photo: Peter Jones.
Wairau team mates Amy McKendry, left, and Estella Tyrell enjoy some team bonding before their final. Photo: Peter Jones.

Grade six: Harlequins Renwick MM 19 Bohally Senior A 17

Grade seven: SMOG Pak n Save 20 Harlequins GJ Gardiner 17

Social grade: Pelorus Fairweathers 41 Harlequins Allan Scott 37.

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