Flyers prepare for final showdown
IT'S the grand final rematch the Ipswich Flyers have been waiting for.
Another chance to try and match powerful opponents Western Districts in the SEQ Challenge Women's Open Division 1 decider at the State Netball Centre on Friday night.
After a hard-fought 54-38 preliminary final win over Logan City, the Flyers received a timely confidence shot.
"Some very positive things come out of that game,'' Flyers coach Trish McInally said, happy with her team's ball movement.
"It all came together.''
McInally praised her team's work ethic, setting up another grand final appearance for Ipswich's leading representative netball side.
"I think we just came out hard, got the lead and didn't relinquish it,'' McInally said.
"Then we just ran away with it in the last quarter.
"We knuckled down and fought really hard defensively.''
She rated it one of the Flyers' better performances of the season.
After a strong team effort, the coach was impressed with her standout centre.
"Tayla Rosin was amazing,'' McInally said.
"It was all about what are you willing to do to get there (make the grand final).''
Although the Flyers are yet to beat competition leaders Western Districts this season, McInally is optimistic the time is right.
"We haven't been great all year,'' she said of her second-placed team.
"We had a bit of a spike, then we had a slump and hopefully now we are back up there.''
Friday night's grand final is at 8pm at the State Netball Centre at Mt Gravatt.
After losing last year's grand final to Downey Park, the Flyers have plenty to play for.
"We're ready to make amends from last year,'' McInally said. "We have a point to prove.''