Lincoln proved unbeatable for a third straight season when they claimed the Selwyn Netball Centre premier title with a 57-47 win over Broadfield on Saturday.
It was Lincoln’s fifth straight title and continued an unbeaten run for the team which stretches back to start of the 2015 season.
“We do have quite the run going on and we’d like it to continue,” said Lincoln player/coach Vanessa Robinson.
Saturday’s final against Broadfield was no walk in the park with injuries requiring two players from the Lincoln B team to step into the squad for the biggest match of the season.
Although the team is more than used to playing in the final, there were still plenty of early nerves.
“It was a really tough battle. [Broadfield] came out firing and it took us about 15min to settle into the game,” said Robinson.
As the game progressed, Lincoln seized control. Robinson highlighted the play of centre Char Porima, and goal-shooter Hannah Wilson, who made 41 of her 46 shot attempts.
“For a final that’s pretty outstanding,” said Robinson.
The team are very keen to continue the unbeaten run in 2018 but, for now, they will enjoy celebrating another title.
“We’re very good at celebrating. We hit Lincoln and then we hit my place. The boys were watching the rugby and the girls were partying,” said Robinson.
Premier one: Lincoln 57, Broadfield 47.
Premier two: Burnham 53, Lincoln B 37.
Premier three: Templeton 61, Lincoln C 45.
Year 7/8: Halswell RL 32, Rolleston 26