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Hockey and netball finals under way as Coorow find success while Jurien suffer double defeat

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NMWHA life member Colleen Bennier, best & fairest Shayne Wass, runner-up Brianna Benton, and NMWHA Life member Marje Bean.
Camera IconNMWHA life member Colleen Bennier, best & fairest Shayne Wass, runner-up Brianna Benton, and NMWHA Life member Marje Bean. Credit: Supplied

As football got under way, so did the finals for other sports as hockey minor premiers Coorow Latham booked their place in the decider.

The game out at Three Springs saw Coorow squeak home against Bombers and move into the final.

It was a tight fast-paced game as the two teams went scoreless in the first quarter before Coorow’s Daniell Broun opened the scoring in the second quarter, followed by Ayleesha McDonald.

A scoreless third quarter followed and it looked looked as if the minor premiers would coast to victory until for Heidi Taylor converted a penalty stroke for Three Springs.

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It made for a nervy finish but they could not find another way through as Coorow Latham took the game 2-1

In the other semi-final Mingenew disposed of Morawa 2-0 as Lucy Forward and Georgia Broad scored in the first and second quarter respectively to seal their team’s win.

North Midlands held their Fairest and Best vote count on August 22 in Morawa.

Shayne Wass, from Coorow Latham, took out the top award while Brianna Benton from Carnamah was runner-up.

* In the Central Midlands Coastal league Jurien Bay defeated Moora 2-1 as a double from Rachel Marsden overcame Britteney Chester’s effort to book their spot in the preliminary against Dandaragan.

* In netball, Cervantes overcame Jurien Bay 39-33 and will face Moora for a shot at the grand final after they were well beaten by Dandaragan last weekend 40-24.

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