CALL it greedy or label it a show of dominance. Maybe it’s unrealistic. Whatever you want to call it, the Orange Netball Association is gunning to have both of its Central West State League sides meet in the division one final.
It’s the second year both Orange A and Orange B have been nominated in the region’s top State League division and in rounds one and two last weekend in Bathurst, both Orange sides came out strong.
Orange A, on track to record its 17th straight State League victory, was made to come from behind to defeat Orange B 53-35.
The A team then went about demolishing Dubbo 65-34.
At the same time, Orange B easily accounted for Bathurst 68-28.
Orange B coach Jacki Jasprizza said her side was confident it had the ability to better both Dubbo and Bathurst and make the second place in the competition’s decider its own, taking Orange’s dominance of Central West State League netball to a whole new level.
“Absolutely. It really, by rights, should be,” Jasprizza said looking ahead to a possible decider match-up.
“Against Bathurst, Orange B gave them a good going over and, at the same time, Orange A played Dubbo and gave them a good going over too. Going on that it should be an Orange final full stop.”
Both sides take another step in achieving an all-Orange decider tomorrow when rounds three and four get under way at Sir Neville Howse Stadium.
Orange A will look to continue its undefeated run when it takes on Bathurst while Orange B will be tested by Dubbo.
The two Orange outfits then face off in the second clash.
Jasprizza believes the Dubbo game will give her a solid indication of where her side sits heading into its second match tomorrow.
“The last time the [Orange B] girls played you could tell a lot of them hadn’t played a lot together but they quickly formed combinations and got better and better,” she said.
“We definitely won’t be taking Dubbo lightly, though. We’ll be coming out all guns blazing.
“Narrelle Walsh has been fantastic in defence and Emily Callaway ... they’re both really supportive and the lead the team well.”