ARARAT'S A Grade side has taken down the Horsham Saints in a match that went down to the wire on the weekend.
The two sides played the round four game in Horsham and by the end of the first quarter, it was evident they were well matched, with the score tied at 13 goals.
By half time things had barely improved, with the Saints pulling ahead by a mere two goals, bring the score to 27 and 25, Saints.
The Rats reversed the situation by the end of the third quarter, claiming their own two goal margin.
It was a nail biting fourth quarter, with neither team having claimed superiority, but at last some movement in the scores - the Rats pulled ahead and brought in a seven goal win.
The final score was Saints 45 goals to the Rats' 52.
A Grade coach Taylor Mason said she was very happy with the tight game.
"The game actually went goal for goal for the majority of the game," she said.
"Sometimes the Saints would get up by two and then we would get up by two, until we just pushed forward at the end and got ahead."
Mason said the final quarter success was propelled by a couple of things.
"We made some changes at three quarter time and we brought Delaney McLoughlan and Tayla Borelli into the wing and they are both quite calm players, so having those level heads in there made us push harder," she said.
Saints A Grade coach Shannon Cross said the game was very fast and very physical for her side.
"It was lightning fast," she said.
"Our transition in bringing the ball down the court was well executed. We just needed to decrease our errors in the attack. I was happy with how all of our team members played and what they did with their role on the court."
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