BRIGHT SPARK: Amanda Astill passes down the court for the Bright Sparks.
BRIGHT SPARK: Amanda Astill passes down the court for the Bright Sparks. Katherine Morris

Every second counts in netball grand final

AS THE clock wound down the final seconds in the Kingaroy Netball mixed grand final, neither team was giving up.

Cranny's Crew and Mixed Bunch traded goals like two boxers squaring off in the ring until full-time was called and the scores were locked.

Mixed Netball co-ordinator Greer Shepherd said Wednesday night's game was forced to go into extra time following a draw at full-time.

"At the end of four quarters it couldn't be split," Shepherd said.

"A two-goal win only happened in the last five minutes."

She said the Cranny's Crew were finally victorious in the B-grade final 38-36 but there was "a lot of desperation in the final minutes".

"There was a lot of determination from both teams to show who was victorious," she said.

Although the result was not as close in the A-grade final, Shepherd said the game was no less captivating.

Shepherd said the Bright Sparks defeated the Chili Peppers 34-19 in a "competitive but social" game.

"It was a really great competition but everybody still kept quite social and enjoyed the night," she said.

"There was maybe a little bit too much laughter for a grand final but that reflects the social competition."

Although mixed netball wrapped up for the season, Shepherd urged people to keep their ears to the ground for the next competition.

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