HAMPDEN Green leader Stacey O’Sullivan labelled her side’s eight-goal Western Regional State League win over Timboon Night last night ‘ugly’.
Green went into the final term two goals in arrears before wrestling the advantage early in the fourth quarter.
Hampden Green controlled the final term, making the most of its fresh players and posting a 44-36 win.
Timboon Night, which was unchanged the entire game, went into the round six contest without a bench.
O’Sullivan said while the win all but secured Green’s finals spot, it was a forgettable game.
“We settled down and played it slower (in the fourth),” she said.
“We played pretty ugly the first three quarters really and then just controlled a bit more in that last quarter.
“There wasn’t really anything to say (at three-quarter-time) other than go back to basics — not throw away passes, put pressure on the ball.
“Basically it was a slog until the end, really.”
O’Sullivan said Green was capable of playing better.
“I think everyone had their little moments. No one stood out,” she said.
“That was just an ugly game and we’ll put that behind us and move on.”
O’Sullivan said Green’s WRSL campaign had had its challenges.
“It’s been good. We’ve had a bit of a disruption, a lot of different players in and out,” she said.
“But hopefully we’ll get them all back for the finals, so that will settle the team and we’ll have more variety to throw around the court.”
Timboon led 10-9 at quarter-time and scores were tied eight times in a tight second term.
Timboon goal shooter Kate Burt converted a goal on the siren to level the scores at 21-all at the main break.
The topsy-turvy contest continued in the third quarter before Demons wing attack Josie Ellerton injured herself in an innocuous incident.
Ellerton left the court for treatment on her ankle before returning and when play resumed, Timboon skipped away to a three-goal lead.
The Demons led 32-30 at the final change.
Camperdown Night and Colac and District play the remaining open and 17 and under games on Sunday.