The Grand Final Report

Northern Netball League – Division 4 – 2014 

Lakeside 29 def Watsonia 20

In a way that only Disney can, last night they turned the Lakeside 2 Juggernaut into a Threepeat Premiership Movie Trilogy Spectacular. Just like Champions (2012) and The Mighty Ducks 2 (2013), D3: The Mighty Ducks (2014) had Premiers written all over it.

Does anyone even know what I’m talking about anymore…? ‪#‎awkward‬.

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The Preliminary Final Report

Northern Netball League – Division 4 – 2014

Lakeside 34 def Whittlesea 26

The stage was set. We were coming off a 25 goal loss. We were playing with our 58th different team combination for the season. We had a huge crowd cheering us on (Thanks Coach Ali, Skip, Sarah’s Mum and my Dad) and we were rearing to go against a team of 10 who often think they’re playing rugby not netball and their crowd of 50 at the family friendly time of 9:55pm.

It has been a long road to this final, and that was just the fact that we had to wait 22 hours of today to actually play the damn thing. This was like the day that never ended.

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The Semi Final Report

Northern Netball League – Division 4 – 2014

Watsonia 43 def Lakeside 15

The Mighty Ducks. Miracle. Angels in the Outfield. Remember the Titans. The Rookie.

All good sporting movies start with a person or a team who are fumbling along, who are doubted, who have their challenges, who add a few people and lose a few to injury, and then who rise to the occasion only to fall over and just as you think all is lost, dig deep and find something more and eventually come out victorious. (And not just because everyone has paid $20 to see a movie that makes them feel warm and fuzzy) but because that’s how it works with teams who have the desire, talent and drive to win.

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