Trentham lives to defend its reigning premier status for another week after a courag- eous three-goal semi final win over Lexton.
The Saints showed off the spirit that has seen them claim back-to- back grand finals on Sunday in less than ideal weather conditions.
After a weekend filled with sunshine, a thick and fast shower saturated the Princes Park court just in time for what promised to be an intense battle.
A cracking start saw scores level at 12 goals each at the first break and the Sainters knew they had a bigger battle on their hands than they did when the sides last met in round three, where they emerged victorious by 24 goals.
The Tigers actually had a lot more of the ball during the first quarter, but eight missed shots at goal gave the Saints the opportunity to turn it over and work it down the court.
Similarly in the second term, Lexton had one more shot at goal than the Saints, but Trentham’s accuracy under the ring couldn’t be faulted and saw it take a one-goal advantage into the major break.
Both sides made a crucial centre change at half time with Heather Tweddle putting on the bib for Lexton and Peggy De Spirt donning it for Trentham.
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