After months of playing, training and working hard, it all comes down to this…the 2017 DOOLEYS Metro League Grand Finals week, which commences tonight at Genea Netball Centre with Divisions 3 and 4.
And what a night of fixtures we have ahead of us! A team finding form at the right time of the season against a heavily-fancied Minor Premiers, followed by a highly-anticipated Semi Final rematch.
There’s nothing better than catching all the action courtside, so join us tonight at Genea Netball Centre to witness exciting netball finals! SECURE YOUR SEAT HERE.
So just who will be featuring? Check it out below and get your cheering voices at the ready.
GRAND FINAL: Inner Western Suburbs v Central Coast, 8.30pm MON 11 SEP
Inner Western Suburbs and Central Coast will know each other fairly well by now, with tonight the third time in four weeks the two sides will meet on court. But there are no second chances after tonight.
Minor Premiers Inner West hold bragging rights having claimed wins in two of their three previous meetings, including the Major Semi Final by four goals (48-44).
However Central Coast have shown some serious fire power this season. They enacted their revenge over Inner West by 19-goals in the final round of the regular season, as well as kept their season alive with a convincing 67-47 Preliminary Final victory against Parramatta Auburn last week.
In fact Central Coast are the best attacking line-up in Division 3, having scored 104 more goals than Inner West in the regular season. In comparison, Inner West are the third best attacking team with Manly Warringah (who finished sixth) the second best with 923 goals.
But Inner West have a better defensive game, keeping their opponents to an average of 41 goals per game. With Central Coast scoring an average 56.4 goals per game, will the Minor Premiers be able to keep them in check? We find out tonight from 8.30pm.
Rd 9: Inner Western Suburbs 49 d Central Coast 40
Rd 18: Central Coast 61 d Inner Western Suburbs 42
Major SF: Inner Western Suburbs 48 d Central Coast 44
Major Semi Final: Inner Western Suburbs 48 d Central Coast 44
Minor Semi Final: Parramatta Auburn 50 d Eastwood Ryde 38
Preliminary Final: Central Coast 67 d Parramatta Auburn 47
Grand Final: Inner Western Suburbs v Central Coast | 8.30pm, MON 11 SEP
GRAND FINAL: Inner Western Suburbs v Liverpool City, 6.45pm MON 11 SEP
It’s a BIG night for Inner West with two teams featuring in the title-deciders; starting with Division 4 taking on a red-hot Liverpool City outfit at 6.45pm.
Minor Premiers Inner West may have the wood over their opponents to be undefeated in their previous two meetings so far this season; however, Liverpool City have come into the Finals in white-hot form, posting six consecutive wins up to tonight – including a hard-fought 11-goal victory against Hunter United in last week’s sudden-death Preliminary Final.
Liverpool have been posting some big scores and winning margins in recent weeks – four of their last six games by 15 goals or more. However, Inner West have proved to be the best defensive side all season, only letting in an average of 37.2 goals per game.
While Liverpool have only a slighter higher defensive record (average 40 goals per game), they will need to be at their best with Inner West also proving to be the best attacking side as well (57 goals per game).
All in all it’s sure to be an exciting evening of netball!
Rd 4: Inner Western Suburbs 62 d Liverpool City 41
Rd 13: Inner Western Suburbs 43 d Liverpool City 34
Major Semi Final: Inner Western Suburbs 48 d Hunter United 43
Minor Semi Final: Liverpool City 50 d St George District 35
Preliminary Final: Liverpool City 52 d Hunter United 41
Grand Final: Inner Western Suburbs v Liverpool City | 6.45pm MON 11 SEP