Finals-shaping contest

BIG GAME: West Gambier's Amy Cram will make things tricky for the North Gambier attack line when the two teams meet in tomorrow's final minor round. Picture: James Murphy


THE clash between West Gambier and North Gambier is another finals-shaping match of Western Border netball.

The equation is simple – if the Tigers win they play finals in 2022.

If they suffer defeat, they will need to wait on the scoresheet from Blue Lake Sports Park and hope that Millicent secure the victory over a young South Gambier.

North’s best has been more than good enough, as the Round 14 draw with Millicent showed.

However, it will take at least that level of performance to knock off the Roos.

Sarah Ritter and Lisa McGregor are one of the best shooting combinations in the competition.

At the other end, Jade Ritter and Amy Cram are coming off a typically strong defensive performance where they held South to only 11 goals in a half.

The young mid court of Mikaela Horrigan, Zoe Malseed and Tara Bryant are hard running and work hard on the offence and defensively

In a nutshell the Roos have no weaknesses.

North also has a strong shooting combination with Caroline Wakefield and Macey Griffith, while the mid court of Ash Kalantarian, Brianna Walters and Libby Morgan have the pace and smarts to more than match it with the young Roos.

While they have had limited time as a defensive combination, Mel Renko and Zahra Crough have proven to be a tough duo to score against.

Lauran Norman adds versatility to the Tigers’ line-up with the youngster able to fill any role on the court.

The Tigers have consistently challenged the top sides but the in-form West will likely take the points as the Roos continue to ramp up their premiership campaign.