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Merrivale A Grade Title

Merrivale A Grade Title

Tigers A Grade Netball Champions 2019

Merrivale took out the 2019 Warrnambool and District Football Netball League A grade netball Grand Final with a thrilling 1 goal win over favourites Nirranda on Saturday.

It was a tough fought out match in wet and windy conditions at the Reid Oval Warrnambool.

Merrivale led by 3 goals after the first quarter but going into the half time break Nirranda had clawed back to take the lead by 1 goal, 17 to 16.

A tight third quarter saw Nirranda heading into the final quarter with a 2 goal lead 28 to 26 and confident of holding on for a win.

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However, Merrivale dug deep and managed to score a winning goal in the last 30 seconds of the final quarter to claim victory by the narrowest of margins 35 to 34.

Coach Carly Peake says they were absolutely thrilled to take out the title after coming into the grand final as underdogs.

She says in true tiger fashion they left it to the last minute of the game to secure the win and she couldn't be more proud of the team with every player putting in 100 percent on court.

Merrivale's Tanaya Haradine shot 16 goals, Millie Mahony 15 goals, and Olivia Darcy 4 goals.

Merrivale's Elisha Sobey received the Best on Court medal.

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