Seymour's under-17 netball side goes down in the GVNL grand final.By Chalpat Sonti
If there’s one truth in Goulburn Valley netball it’s that teams from Shepparton are always hard to beat — and so it proved for Seymour’s under-17 side on Sunday.
The young Lions went into the GVNL grand final at Deakin Reserve in top form, having knocked off top qualifier Shepparton United and another league powerhouse in third-placed Kyabram to become the first Seymour side to make a decider since 2000.
But it was the fourth-placed Swans who timed their run right and denied the Lions a fairytale first win in the grade, its defensive pressure playing a huge part in a 53-39 victory.
Seymour showed few signs of rustiness from the first centre pass, but was soon on the back foot as the Swans took advantage of its turnovers to race out to a seven-goal lead near the end of the first quarter.
However the Lions worked hard defensively and shot the last three goals to go into the first break down 12-7.
Then Seymour roared out of the blocks at the start of the second term, and had shot six out of seven goals to draw level at 13-all.
But just when it looked like game on, another turnover gave the Swans a chance and the Shepparton side seized it to get back in front.
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Rosie O'Sullivan stays in the court.
Alice Brock sets play in motion again.
Chene Clydesdale did an outstanding job in defence.
Morgan Zotti looks to get the ball in the circle.
Aimee Grant-Miller had another fine game at wing defence.
Bonnie Dawson was part of a formidable defensive trio.
Virginia Morgan looks to get something going.
Alice O'Sullivan does well to keep the ball in play.
The Seymour under-17 netball side with runner-up medals after the game.
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