THE Greta Branxton Colts have made quite an impression in their debut season of the Hunter Valley Group 21 Women’s Nines Competition.
And, this week, the side will vie for the major title after beating fellow newcomers Scone Thoroughbreds 32-14 at Murrurundi’s Wilson Oval on Friday night.
The Colts now tackle the Merriwa Magpies in the 2018 grand final, while the Thoroughbreds face the Murrurundi Mavettes in the play-off between third and fourth.
Scone began brilliantly with Katherine Nicholson crossing for a terrific individual try in the opening minutes. Gracie Gallen converted for a 6-0 lead.
But, Greta Branxton responded with four-pointers to Brydie-Lee Forbes, Harmony Liddell and Brooke Davis, with Robyn Draper landing a goal, to hit the front 14-6.
Isabella Wright narrowed the gap to 14-10 before Davis crossed again for an 18-10 scoreline at the break.
The Colts then galloped ahead in the second stanza, with Carissa Norton, Taylor Quinton-Widl and Liddell adding further tries.
When Caitlin Albury kicked another goal, Greta Branxton led 32-10.
However, Scone did not surrender and, in the dying stages, Wright snared her second to finish the match at 32-14.
GRETA BRANXTON COLTS 32 (Harmony Liddell 2, Brooke Davis 2, Brydie-Lee Forbes, Carissa Norton, Taylor Quinlan-Widl tries; Robyn Draper, Caitlin Albury goals) defeated SCONE THOROUGHBREDS 14 (Isabella Wright 2, Katherine Nicholson tries; Gracie Gallen goal)
Hunter Valley Group 21 Women’s Nines final
Friday, December 7 – at Olympic Park, Muswellbrook
6.15pm: Murrurundi v Scone
6.45pm: Merriwa v Greta Branxton