Marlie Mount defeated Ensom City 11-7 to lift the INSPORTS St Catherine Primary School Netball crown at the Homestead Community Centre last Friday.
The St Catherine south west side led their Spanish Town opponents 3-1 at the end of the first quarter and managed to hold a one-point lead at the half-time break.
Ensom rallied briefly to draw level at 7-7 at the end of the third quarter. However, a fired up Marlie Mount netted four unanswered goals in the deciding quarter to claim their first major netball title.
Marlie Mount’s victory was inspired by captain and wing-defence Donette Wallace, who was named MVP of the final.
Tudian Green, coach of Marlie Mount, was ecstatic at the end amid wild celebrations and attributed hard work and dedication as the key reasons behind the historic victory.
Meantime, dethroned champions Spring Garden, who lost to Marlie Mount in the semi-finals, drubbed Linstead’s York Street 9-1, to secure third spot.
In football, Marlie Mount were on a high after their netball team won the parish title earlier at the same venue.
But their spirits were shattered by the brilliant Jaedeo Mitchell who scored in the 37th and 52nd minutes to give Friendship Primary a deserved 2-0 semi-final victory.
Friendship will play defending champions McAuley Primary in final is set for December 12, 2017 at Homestead starting 12:30 pm, while Marlie Mount and Ensom City will contest the third-place kick-off at 11:00 am.