Warburton-Millgrove U18s march on to the Grand Final

The Warburton-Millgrove Under 18s in a huddle during their semi-final win. Picture: ALEXANDRA WOODS

By Alex Woods

Warburton-Millgrove took the drive over to Alexandra to take on Yea in the netball, with only 3 games of netball on

Saturday as Football were gifted with a bye, a nice rest before the end of the season. D Grade also had a bye, and unfortunately, Yea had to forfeit their C Grade.

The morning started with the Under 17’s netball and secured a strong needed win. 13-32 was the final score. Tayah Humphrey shot 17 goals, Tahlia Thornton with 13 and Layla Ata and Amarli Weir

both had 1 each. Top performance all round by all players but the top 3 were Tahlia Thornton, Lucas Rush and Amarli Weir. The team currently sits 4th on the ladder and in the finals.

B grade took the court next in another convincing win for the day. The Burras girls secured a 43-goal win with a 67-24 end result. Alex Woods managed to put up 29 goals, Jordan’s Butcher with 21 and Ella Meerkotter with 17. Top performers for the game were Katelin Borondy, Ella Meerkotter and Tegan Butcher.

A Grade finished off the day by showing their skills on the court with a 15-80 win. The team secured a 3-21 lead at quarter time and were able to double it by the halftime break. Ally Langdon, Selina Fotia and Bianca Daniels were best on for this match and Shae Gee managed to contribute 44 goals, Kirralee Luiyf with 27 and Bianca Daniels with 9.

It was the Semi Final for the Under 18s on Sunday. They had a tough match against Seville on Healesville’s big ground. They started with a 21-point lead at the first break and were able to hold onto it with a 41-point lead at halftime.

The boys continued to prove their skills and toughness, coming out on top by the end of the final siren with a 12.9-81 to 1.3-9. Tyler Bert, Hamish Murphy, Patrick Huynh, Tarkyn Nicolandos, Luke Anderson and Aiden Westlake gave a great performance to put the team into the GRAND FINAL! Well done boys. The Grand Final will be at Yarra Junction at 10.20am, this Sunday 7 August against Kinglake.