Demons achieve grand final glory

Smarter Than Smoking State Netball League grand final winners the South East Demons comfortably accounted for the Perth Lions.
Smarter Than Smoking State Netball League grand final winners the South East Demons comfortably accounted for the Perth Lions.

It was the Demons’ 10th consecutive grand final appearance and erased the pain of losing the title to West Coast Falcons last year.

The Demons led by five goals after the first quarter.

The team hustled and picked off plays to continue working the Lions over in the second term, forcing turn-overs. That resulted in a flood of goals for the Demons and they led by 16 goals at the main break, 32-16.

Ashleigh Neal and Amber Oldland converted the copious number of opportunities they were getting and the Demons weren’t letting the Lions back into the contest. At three quarter time they held a 20-goal lead, 49-29.

Neal was lethal in the circle. She missed just four shots for the game to end up with 42 goals at 91 per cent.

Lindal Rohde was one of the four-quarter workhorses for the Demons and was named most valuable player for the game.

It was an emotional win with the Demons, who paid tribute to club legend and Netball WA life member Sue Scott, by wearing pink shoelaces in honour of Scott’s cancer battle.