Western Districts rules the roost after convincing grand final win against Elliston

A fine second quarter displayed has helped Western Districts retain its A grade Mid West Netball Association title, defeating Elliston by 13 goals at Elliston on Saturday.

The reigning premiers came into the clash having fallen to the Roosters by one goal earlier in the finals series, but like last year made it count when it mattered the most to win 36-23.

The game started on a wet court and both teams displayed nerves which led to a scrappy start, with the score locked at 6-6 at quarter-time.

Play settled in the second term, with Districts managing to score 14 goals to Elliston's five, helped by outstanding pressure from the Tigers defenders.

Elliston made a few positional changes for the third quarter but continued to find it difficult and added just three goals, while at the other end Western Districts powered ahead.

Further changes for the final term helped the Roosters edge closer, however the Tigers proved too strong to secure yet another premiership.

Western Districts player Nikki Schubert was named the best on court.

West Coast celebrated B grade glory after downing Western Districts by 14 goals.

The Hawks lost just once on the road to the grand final and carried that through to win 37-23, erasing memories of last year's two-goal loss.

Tegan Joyce stood out and was named the best on court.

Districts started this match well and were shooting accurately as the Hawks took time to settle and trailed by two goals at the end of the quarter.

West Coast got the jump on Districts in the second term and pulled clear with 10 goals on the trot, while great defensive work ensured the Tigers did not score until 10 minutes into the quarter.

The Hawks had the momentum as the third term started but could not make the most of their opportunities with Western Districts defending bravely, yet they found their rhythm to finish the quarter strongly.

West Coast dominated the fourth quarter to start the celebrations.

The C grade grand final was won by Central Eyre in a one-goal thriller against West Coast.

The reigning premiers dominated for most of the season only for the Bulldogs to grab a 47-46 victory, with Rani Tomney named the best player.

After a steady start from both teams Central Eyre proved stronger in the goal circle to take a two-goal lead at the first break.

It remained close despite positional changes as accurate shooting from both goal attacks saw the teams go goal-for-goal to ensure the two-goal margin remained.

Defensive changes from the Bulldogs helped to quieten the Hawks' goalies in the third quarter, yet the match was still evenly poised with the teams separated by just one goal at three-quarter time.

West Coast did not make the most of opportunities presented due to tight defending down the court while Central Eyre was consistent under the ring to run out victors at the final whistle.

There was only one goal in it in the D grade as West Coast again suffered heartache, this time at the hands of Wudinna United.

When the teams met at the semi final stage the Hawks won by two goals to continue a perfect season, however the Magpies - led by best on court Jasmine Andrew - triumphed 40-39.

After an even start the Hawks upped the pressure to lead early on, however the Magpies fought back and took advantage of unforced errors to lead 12-9.

Both teams made changes at the break and it had a big impact for the Hawks in their attack, bringing confidence and better movement to the goal circle to reduce to deficit to one goal at half-time.

There were further changes for what proved a very even third term, with Wudinna keeping ahead.

Some good passages of play took place in the final quarter and scores were locked at 37-37 with six minutes to play.

The teams went goal-for-goal and the tension was felt in the crowd, but Wudinna emerged victorious.

Wudinna United enjoyed Junior A success with a 15-goal win against West Coast.

The 37-22 win capped off a perfect season for the Magpies, who won every match.

Wudinna settled first with the goalies much more accurate, while the Hawks could not capitalise on the hard defensive work of their defenders and mid-court players to go into quarter-time trailing by four goals.

The second quarter was a scrappy affair, but Wudinna's goalies made the most of any chances for a 16-7 lead.

West Coast wasted chances to get back into the match in the third term and went into the final break down by nine.

The difference between the two sides was Wudinna's accuracy and that continued in the final term.

Ella Loades-Stokes was the best player.

West Coast got the better of Central Eyre in the Junior B decider by 13 goals.

The two runaway sides throughout the season, the Hawks avenged their semi final defeat with a 40-27 victory.

Both teams came out hungry for the ball and spent the first term going goal-for-goal.

The Hawks moved to a higher gear when play resumed and the combination of Chloe Evans and Maya Necic in the ring helped them secure an eight-goal lead.

Both teams made changes which made for an even third quarter, and despite Rebecca Sampson's solid defending for Central Eyre the gap extended to nine.

The Bulldogs put up a good fight, but could not claw back the deficit in the final quarter to see West Coast triumph.

Evans was the best on court.