Broadfield ends Lincoln’s supremacy

by Kent Caddick

Broadfield has ended Lincoln’s domination of the Selwyn premier netball competition.

Broadfield knocked out the defending champions in the semi-finals of this year’s competition, breaking Lincoln’s five-year run as title holders.

The two clashed at the Lincoln Event Centre on Saturday for the right to meet Greenpark A in the final, after Greenpark easily knocked out the club’s B team in their semi 74–45.

Broadfield dominated the match from the opening whistle and by the end of the first quarter had opened up a five-goal lead — a lead, which only grew as the match wore on. The final score of 65–46 was a fair reflection of that dominance.

Slick passing combined with accurate shooting and aggressive defence gave Broadfield the edge over Lincoln, which is going through a rebuilding phase, after losing some key players from their five-year run as champions this season.

Broadfield goal shoot, Maia Hill, dominated the shooting circle and Lincoln had little answer to the threat she posed. Laura Lowe, Caroline Miller and Sarah Eaton ensured the Broadfield shooters got all the quality possession they need to dispose of the Lincoln challenge.

Meanwhile, West Melton and Southbridge B will contest the Premier two grade final after the weekend’s semi-finals.

West Melton accounted for Prebbleton 65–59 in their semi while Southbridge was too strong for Lincoln B, winning 42–36. 

Broadfield’s Sarah Eaton gets her pass through to Laura Lowe

Lincoln goal defence Janie Watkins pushes a pass