Great effort by Ocean Grove

BRAVE EFFORT: Ocean Grove's B Grade side did the club proud by coming runners-up for the season. 158576 Pictures: JAMIE CULLUM

Ocean Grove’s brave home-grown B Grade netball side rattled the Ammos cage in the grand final on Saturday and played a fantastic team game to only go down by eight goals.
Captain Meg Badrock, the B Grade league best and fairest, stood tall in defence rebounding and getting her hands on the loose balls.
Junior star, fresh from her 17 & Under grand final win, Claudia Britt, had to draw on her young experience to battle it out with the Ammos centre court and Erin Mercer, B Grade League hotshot, worked tirelessly for her 21 goals.
Coaches, Candice Parker and Elyse Howard, were proud of their team.
Ocean Grove 36 lost to Geelong Amateur 44
Best: Meg Badrock, Claudia Britt, Erin Mercer
In the preliminary final, Grove earned the right to contest the decider with a three-goal win against Modewarre – 41 to 38. Tina Birch, Claudia Britt and Meg Badrock were best for Grove.
In the D Grade preliminary final, Ocean Grove went to Modda, 17 to 27. The girls played a gallant match against Modda with Tamara Splatt and Brooke Walter keeping the defensive pressure on right from the start. Nikita Maslen was everywhere on the court.
Ocean Grove 17 lost to Modewarre 27
Best: Tamara Splatt, Nikita Maslen, Brooke Walter
BFL league netball awards
The BFL league awards were held last week with awards going Ocean Grove’s way.
Team of the Year – Defender Candice Parker A and B Grade coach
B Grade – League Best and Fairest – Meg Badrock 22 votes
Goaling Hotshot – Erin Mercer 348 goals
Other notable mentions were C Grade’s Paula Birch 4th and D Grade’s Keely Boswell 3rd.