Crimson out to take shine off Runaways Diamonds

BROTHERS Crimson defender Krista White was as surprised as most other people when she found her team would feature in the Rockhampton Netball Association Senior A division 2005 finals series.

Most people were expecting Pumas Midnight to fill the fourth position, but after some quick calculations Crimson snuck into fourth spot and now face a tough challenge against Runaways Diamonds in tonight's minor semi-final at Jardine Park.

White said her team had nothing to lose and that it was a bonus being in the finals.

Crimson lost last year's grand final to Buckaneers, but the only returning players from that team are White, Heidi Barnett, Trudi Johnson and Suzanne McDevitt.

"Our team has the potential to play a lot better than we have this year while Runaways have had a very good year and it's all fallen into place for them,'' White said.

"They're very confident in their game and it's always physical against Runaways.''

The major semi-final between minor premiers Buckaneers Blades and Wanderers is expected to be much closer with the teams drawing in their last game against each other.

A major battle is looming at one end of the court with Wanderers' tall shooting pairing of Angela Horn and Tanya Flamank against Buckaneers defenders Marni Shephard and Joelle Waardyk.



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