A GOAL in the dying seconds lifted Kolora-Noorat to victory in the under 17 netball grand final.
The Power held off a fast- finishing Old Collegians to win 22-21 and make if back-to-back flags after being premier and champion in 2012.
Old Collegians were shooting for the title of premier and champion and were in a strong position, leading 8-6 at quarter-time.
But the Power took control for the next two quarters and by three-quarter-time had a 20-15 lead.
The game looked in the Power’s keeping before the Warriors surged back into contention with the next four goals. The game got even tighter soon after when scores were 21-21 with less than a minute to play.
Old Collegians had possession in their defence before Kolora-Noorat centre Meg O’Sullivan pulled off an amazing intercept to gain possession and get the ball to goal shooter Lillie Bourke.
Lillie’s shot did a number of laps around the edge of the ring before the ball dropped into the net to give the Power a one-goal lead.
No sooner did it fall than the siren sounded, giving the Power a memorable victory.
Kolora-Noorat coach Sarah Clissold said the win was an exciting result for her team.
“The girls just really wanted to win and they didn’t give up all game,” Clissold said.
“There is a great rivalry between the two teams and Old Collegians played really well and are a great side so it was great we were able to get the win.
“We came in as underdogs and I think that helped take the pressure off us a bit and the girls were able to relax.”