MINOR premiers North Shore United proved too strong for Sanctuary Point’s Elecia Parrot and her GWS Fury side in the Netball NSW 2018 Premier League under 20s grand final at Genea Netball Centre on Tuesday night, winning 56-44.
In the opening minutes, NSU worked to choke the Fury midcourt, making them work hard to get the ball into the goal circle.
Every ball was a physical contest right from the beginning with NSU up by one at quarter-time, 13-12.
Some missed opportunities by Fury in the second quarter widened the gap to three, with their opponents in the lead.
By half-time NSU kept their one-goal margin, but not without Fury fighting hard to get the ball back with some impressive long-range shooting from Emily Dunn.
In the second half, Fury struggled to finish off their plays with many turnovers giving NSU the opportunity to gain a bigger lead.
By three-quarter-time, the score had stretched to 40-34 thanks to NSU’s quick hands and almost flawless shooting.
NSU capitalised on every weak pass between the Fury players, converting them into goals and putting them further ahead on the scoreboard.
Despite the big gap, Fury fought to the death, but minor premiers NSU were too strong and finished the game with a thrilling 12-goal victory.