Camden Haven Redbacks women's team through to finals

Molly Gamblin. Photo: supplied.
Molly Gamblin. Photo: supplied.

The Camden Haven Redbacks Ladies team are through to the finals after a strong performance in the second half of the 2019 season.

After some solid performances in the first half of the competition, the Redbacks came home strong, remaining undefeated for the last seven matches.

Coach Jose Ustariz has been really pleased with the way the team has come together.

"We've got some great talent on this team, but it still took us a while to find our rhythm," he said.

"The girls have never given up, and they've continually worked hard.

"Their results in the back end of this season are proof of that, and I'm proud of what we've been able to achieve."

The Redbacks finished third on the ladder, completing the regular season on Saturday with their first draw of the season against Kempsey Saints.

Wade Bellamy.

Wade Bellamy.

"The game on Saturday against Saints was really a perfect match to lead us into finals," Ustariz said.

"Saints are a formidable side and they never gave up.

"We were up 3-1 early in the second half but Saints came back and levelled the scores to 3-3.

"From that match we've identified some weaknesses, and we'll be working hard to rectify those areas before finals commence."

Though the draw won't be available till later in the week, the Redbacks will be hosting their finals match in Laurieton on Saturday at 1pm.

"There are two catch-up games due to be played early in this week and their outcomes will decide who we ultimately verse," Ustariz said.

"Regardless though, all teams in the top six are contenders to make grand final in four weeks' time and we'll need to bring our best game if we're to have any chance of progressing."

The women's competition is one of the first to roll into finals, with the regular season continuing for all other grades. Premier League will enjoy this weekend off with the bye.

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