Lions retire to lick wounds

By Andrew Johnston

And just like that, Seymour’s netball season is over.

All hopes of a Lion surge towards the last days of the season were dashed on the weekend, when the club’s A-grade netballers suffered their second loss of the season to Echuca by eight goals, while the club’s under-15s fell by 13 goals to Shepparton United.

It brings to an end a promising season for the Lions’ netball teams.

A-grade found themselves in the top three teams of the competition for the majority of the season, and looking like a genuine premiership threat by barely dropping a game in the opening stages of the season.

Unfortunately in the back half of the season, injuries set in and cost the side their good form.

But the team was still well and truly in the hunt, falling to sixth spot on percentage, and showing in the opening game of the finals that they were still very much in the conversation for the title after a strong win in the opening game of the finals.

Unfortunately, the Lions’ season is now over, but there are a lot of positive signs for the season ahead.

It’s clear that the best side in this club are a dominant team, so if they can keep their best team on the court next season, it’s a safe bet that they will be able to get the team to the top once again, and hopefully deliver the Lions another A-grade premiership.

A-grade coach Laura Carland was unavailable for comment.