Grand Final day for the Purple Army was a special occasion as both the 19 & under and Open teams headed North to contest their respective Grand Finals in Launceston.
Arrows 19’s played a fantastic match but couldn’t quite manage a win against an undefeated Kingston Blue’s team . The Arrows girls were competitive all game and Blues only managed to surge ahead in the last half of the final quarter. Its the first time I have seen the Blues actually challenged all year and the Arrows girls can be very proud of their effort. Final score being Kingston Blues 59 – Lexus Arrows 47.
Congratulations to Arrows GD Ellie Fleming who was named Player of the Final.
Arrows Open made it 3 in a row with a hard fought win over Northern Hawks. Arrows were determined to avenge their loss in the 2nd Semi but Hawks made them earn every goal. The first two quarters were very even with Arrows taking a slender 2 goal lead into the main break.
The 3rd quarter Arrows started to make a move and their defensive pressure, quick ball movement down court and Sophie Gunn’s accuracy in goals gave Arrows the edge and they forged ahead to a six goal lead going into the last term. With victory within sight Arrows continued their relentless pressure and Hawks had no answer to the power of the Arrows team. The final score Arrows 67 Hawks 56.
Congratulations to Kate Marr Arrows WD who was named Player of the Final.
Arrows Coach Andrew Jackson said that “motivation, consistency and depth of talent are the key ingredients to the success of Arrows but being at that level for so long can be mentally difficult at times but we have such a motivated bunch of players who are always keen to be the best they can”.
It is a credit to the Coaching staff at Arrows to have both teams make it into the Grand Final, we congratulate them as well on their success and thank them for their contribution.