DETERMINED to prove its late season Ovens and King Netball form, Whorouly took the fight to Benalla on Saturday, only for the match to end in a draw.
In a last-ditch bid to secure a place in finals, the clash was a must-win for Whorouly, with the Lions taking the All Blacks by storm to lead at every change.
Whorouly marginally won the first half, however, Benalla hit back to equal the Lions with 12 goals in the third term.
With the return of coach and key defender Jo Toms from injury, the All Blacks landed nine goals in the final quarter to the Lions’ eight, drawing the scores at 38 all by the final whistle.
“I’m happy with the result, although we had opportunities to win, but through silly errors, we lost it on our own accord,” Whorouly coach Michelle Anderson said.
“The girls weren’t disheartened by the draw at all, I think they (Benalla) beat us by 30 goals last time, so the girls were quite rapt with the result,” she said.