Carisbrook and Harcourt go head-to-head

Carisbrookʼs Chrissy James chases the ball during the Redbacksʼ victory over Trentham in qualifying finals. Taking on Harcourt this weekend in the last round of finals, Carisbrook is close to another crack at a premiership.

As the competition has whittled down to four, Harcourt and Carisbrook will meet this weekend for the second most important game of the season.

To get all the way to preliminary finals and to then lose is the nightmare for any side but that’s just what happened to Harcourt last year.

The Lions have now made finals for the seventh year in a row and find themselves with the opportunity to finally break through to a grand final appearance this Sunday against a hungry Carisbrook side.

After a crushing 10-goal loss in over time during last year’s grand final, the Redbacks have committed to having another crack this season.

It will be hard to deny them this, especially in the 20th anniversary year of their most recent premiership win.

Despite complete domination of the football field, Carisbrook’s netballers haven’t claimed their own silverware since 1999 and were shattered to drop their opportunity to quench the drought last September.

This and Carisbrook’s two massive wins over the Lions throughout the home and away portion of the season, points towards trouble for Harcourt this weekend.

For more on this story see Page 28 of The Advertiser, Friday, September 6


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