CDHBU’s season came to an end when they went down by 36 points to Culcairn at Culcairn on Saturday.
The first quarter was the same situation as all season with the Power having plenty of the ball but couldn’t put on any scoreboard pressure.
Shannon Broadbent was winning his share of the ball, while Andrew Ollington and Matthew Howard were strong in defence as Culcairn led 2.3.15 to 0.2.2 at quarter time.
The Power dominated the first 10 minutes of the second quarter but just couldn’t get the score on the board.
It then all fell apart, as Culcairn slammed on five goals in the ten minutes at the end of the quarter to lead 8.6.54 to 2.4.16 at half-time.
The Power continued to try hard, with Nathan McClelland and Andrew Phibbs giving their all, but the Power just couldn’t hit the scoreboard as Culcairn led 10.7.67 to 3.6.24 at the last change.
Ollington moved forward for the last quarter and was able to slot three goals and with Broadbent, Nathan Rhodes and Howard winning plenty of ball the Power was able to outscore Culcairn for the quarter.
But Culcairn were too good as they ran out 13.8.86 to 7.8.50 winners.
Goals: Andrew Ollington 3, Tim Cooper 2, Jak Payne, Shannon Broadbent.
Best: Shannon Broadbent, Matthew Howard, Andrew Phibbs, Andrew Ollington, Nathan McClelland, Nathan Rhodes.
CDHBU Reserves travelled to Culcairn to take on the lower-placed Lions.
The Power struggled with a number of withdraws with up to eight players not available and having no bench.
The first quarter saw Culcairn kick 4.1 to the Power only managing two points.
The second quarter Culcairn kick 3.4 to the Power 1.1.
On-ballers in BradLewis, David Garcia, Jakob Hanrahan, Michael Linklater and James Webb dominated in the ruck and all tried hard for the Power throughout the day on a very ordinary ground.
The second half saw the Power continue to try hard with Mitchell Clifton and Geoff Harvie also battled well all day for best on ground performance and his last appearance for the Power.
Thanks to all the players this season. At times it has been difficult with numbers but never the less the reserves team never gave up and were proud to wear the Power jumper as was the coach Paddy Minogue. Thank you very much to all the boys for this year.
Culcairn 15.10 102 defeated CDHBU 2.5 17.
Goals: A.Carroll and J.Brewster
Best: Brad Lewis, Geoff Harvie, Jakob Hanrahan, Mitchell Clifton, Michael Linklater, Tom Hynes.
The fourths were going to have a battle on their hands as they didn’t have any permit players available, a couple of weekly players were away and then a couple of boys decided that they didn’t want to turn up for the game, however the boys still took to the ground with pride for their jumper.
They were two players short on the ground and with no players on the bench, the boys tried their hardest in very wet and muddy conditions and gave their all for the whole game without a chance to rest.
Power was a few goals down at half-time but the boys rallied together and got in front for a short time.
However, their tired legs got the better of them and they were defeated by one point, 4.4.28 to 4.3.27.
Next Saturday sees the fourths take on Holbrook in an elimination final at Walbundrie.
The game will start at the earlier time of 8.45am and it is going to be a huge test for the boys but Bushy and Josh have complete confidence in their team and believe that finals are a different ball game, so anything could happen.
Training will be at Coreen on Thursday night at 5pm so all senior players and supporters are urged to come out and support the kids.
The girls had a great win on the weekend against Culcairn 58-34, which just squeezed the team into the finals.
Everyone on the team played with maturity and worked together in all aspects of the game to make for a great win.
Rosie Dye was an absolute standout on Saturday holding her ground, voicing the play and shooting brilliantly.
Emily Boyle also played an incredible game getting multiple intercepts and bringing the ball down the court beautifully.
Awards: Border Natural Therapies and Players Player - Rosie Dye; Essential Beauty - Emily Boyle.
These girls had a fantastic game against Culcairn winning 40-29.
The girls all gelled together well despite being a different team to the previous week.
It just shows how strong the team is.
Brooke Morris played another stellar game in defence with her multiple intercepts and great talking down the court.
Brooke Ollington also played a great game in attack, dictating the play and showing great maturity with her directions to the girls.
Awards: Perfection Brow Package and Players Player - Brooke Morris; Thursday Night Meat - Brooke Ollington.
With player unavailability due to work and injury, the girls took to the court with some girls from different grades.
It was always going to be a tough game with a couple of the players on the court also carrying injuries but had decided to battle through.
Culcairn quickly got a jump on the Power in the first quarter and then the girls had to play catch-up for the rest of the game.
The final score of 23-41 didn’t reflect the game that was played by all the girls giving their best throughout.
A big thanks to Laura, Courtney and Tegan who played two games for the day.
A great season by all the girls but with lack of numbers over the latter half of the season due to injury it was always going to be a tough ask to make finals.
Awards: Blush Skin and Beauty - Melissa Stevenson; Meat on the Murray - Phoebe Overend; Players Player - Danielle Dalrymple.
The girls all had an exceptional game to finish off the season with a win 47-14.
There was consistent flow down the court throughout the game.
Sophie Goyne, stepping up from 14s shot exceptional alongside Megan Aitken who made the circle her own.
Pagean and Tegan worked hard through the mid court and fed into the ring well.
It was such a good game to watch.
Well done girls on a great season.
Awards: Newmarket Hotel - Megan Aitken; Health Culture - Pagean Huggett; Players Player - Sophie Goyne.
The last game of the season was slow starting with many turnovers by both teams.
The girls came out firing in the second quarter, shooting 16 goals to Culcairn’s zero.
A fun last half gave everyone a chance to try different positions.
Defenders Laura and Amy went into shooters, moving and putting their goals up exceptionally well. Final score 33-19.
A big congratulations to the under 16s team on a terrific season, finishing seventh on the ladder overall.
Awards: Origin Clothing - Amy Ferguson; Perfection Brow Package - Laura Duncan; Perfection Brow Package - Alyce Hince; RSL Club Kids Meal - Maya Ross.
A great way to end the season with a win 50-12.
Everyone is so proud of how much the girls have improved, thanks for an amazing season.
All the girls have played incredibly well over the season and really deserved this win.
Go Power, you little superstars.
Awards: Sportspower Corowa - Isabelle Walton; Guy Street Store - Ella Harvie; Guy Street Store - Aislin James.
An excellent win to conclude the season 28-4.
It has been great to see the improvement throughout the season of all the girls.
If the club can hold this team together next season and add a couple of up and coming 10s, they can only continue to improve.
Awards: Corowa Travelink - Lara Ovenden; Lewis Fencing - Haylee Coats ; Lewis Fencing - Holliegh Collins; Lewis Fencing - Sophie Griffin.
While it is not the end of the season for A and B Grade who will compete in finals this coming weekend at Walbundrie, the CDHBU Netball Club wishes to thank all their generous sponsors for weekly awards that have been donated throughout the season.
Without this generosity, the club has to undertake more fundraising to help out with financing these awards.
The club is also currently actively applying for grants and doing fundraising when available to enable the installation of new netball and tennis courts so that the Coreen facilities are a haven for all community and sporting groups into the future.
Good luck to all teams competing in the finals.