Good evening and welcome to the grand final of the 2018 The Athlete’s Foot Cup.
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THE ATHLETE’S FOOT CUP
Brown Hill has no intention of an unbeaten record giving it any false sense of security in the biggest game of the Ballarat Netball Association season.
The Forgers face the ever-dangerous Dela Oscars in the BNA’s premier competition, The Athlete’s Foot Cup, grand final on Tuesday night.
While Brown Hill has an unblemished status, Dela has won 15 of the past 16 titles and is a always a threat.
Brown Hill captain Stacey McCartin is well aware of the danger Dela always poses when the premiership is on the line.
She said getting a strong start would be crucial in what she has no doubt will be a tough encounter.
McCartin said consistency across four quarters had also been a key to their unbeaten run and this would again be essential if they were to get the better of Dela.
Brown Hill has produced a major turnaround this season after not winning a game last year.
McCartin attributes greater versatility and an ability to adapt to changing circumstances during game as the linchpins to the change in fortunes.
She believes this is a consequence of the injection of youth and more options.
Dela goalkeeper Jordan Lever, who is in her second season with Oscars, echoed depth as being instrumental in reaching the grand final.
She highlighted having four goalers as an example of this when considering rotations.
Mid-courter Madi Davis said Dela would need to tighten up defensively across the board if it was to get the better of Brown Hill. She also sees Oscars’ pace as a major asset.
Davis believes the team which settles the quicker will be decisive in deciding the game.
Brown Hill defeated Dela by 11 goals in round two and five goals in round five.
BROWN HILL FORGERS
GK – Emma Church
GD – Meg Gilbert
GD – Jacqui Clifton
WD – Grace Todd
WD – Charlotte Todd
C – Stacey McCartin
WA – Gina McCartin
GA – Poppy Douglass
GA – Ruby Parry
GS – Briana Gregory
GK – Jordan Lever
GK – Marcelle Geljon
GD – Bethany Smith
WD – Madi Davis
C – Kathryn O’Dwyer
WA – Lauren Atkinson
WA – Bianca Woods
GA – Eleanor Costello
GA – Lydia Jordan
GS – Emma Farrell
GS – Georgia Cann