Has Crossfire got the firepower to serve it up to minor premiers Heat in the grand final of the Charlestown District A Grade Netball competition?
That’s the vexing question as season 2018 winds down at Whitebridge Courts tomorrow afternoon.
Twice the grand finals combatants have clashed this season, and twice Heat has been victorious, in an unbeaten season dominated by large winning margins.
While Heat was sitting back enjoying last weekend off, Crossfire played out a titanic battle with finals opponents Purnell, coming out eventual winners 47-44; a game that should set them up for a real showdown with the brilliant youngsters from Heat, who have taken all before them in a breakout season.
At either end of the court, and in the middle, Heat have classy representative players with big futures in the game. Wing defence Charli Carroll, has been outstanding all season, constantly making life difficult for opposing shooters with her speed and uncanny footwork around the goal area.
At the other end of the court, goal shooter Claire Kowland, another rep. star in the Heat lineup, has been a prolific goal scorer, shooting big numbers week after week.
In defence for Crossfire is the more experienced Belinda Alley who was in sensational form last weekend against Purnell, swinging the game her team’s way with an outstanding performance, full of aggression and will to win, particularly towards the end with the game in the balance. It was Belinda’s defiance to let her opponents within shooting range that swung the game back to Crossfire in the closing minutes of the game.
Heat are playing back to back grand finals, and desperate to win after going down to Job Done in the 2017 decider.
Action starts at 1pm.