Allansford stays in finals' mix

Georgia Martin. Picture: Christine Ansorge
Georgia Martin. Picture: Christine Ansorge

THE congestion in the middle region of the Warrnambool and district league A grade netball ladder has intensified after round nine.

Allansford has lifted itself back into the mix with an impressive away win over Kolora-Noorat on Saturday.

The Cats trailed by four goals at quarter-time but were able to gradually reduce that margin at each break. 

They were a goal down going into the final quarter and stormed home to win 40-36, with Georgia Martin best on court.

Allansford coach Scott Redmond said it was a determined performance.

“They got away a bit in the first quarter but we left our side the way it was and we were able to slowly turn things our way,” Redmond said.

“I always believed we were younger and fitter and if we were close enough at three-quarter-time, then we would come home strong.

“It was an important win, it keeps our season well and truly alive.”

The Cats now join the Power on 16 points, just a game shy of South Rovers and fifth-placed Russells Creek.

Old Collegians is a game further advanced in fourth.