Thomson coach Terry Corry was thrilled with his side’s performance on Saturday, which has booked the Tigers a showdown with Werribee Centrals next week for the right to get a direct passage into the grand final.
The Tigers lead by one goal over Bannockburn at quarter time, then dominated the second quarter. They eventually held a huge 28-goal lead at the final break and, despite Bannockburn trimming the margin, Thomson took out a 65-41 win.
Errin Lang (35 goals) and Elley Heard (30 goals) shared the scoring load for Thomson, while Shannon Pietsch (22) led the way for Bannockburn.
“It’s fantastic to get the win, personally I believe between all of the teams in the finals, anyone can take the title, so to get over the line is big for us,” Corry said post match.
Corry said the second and third quarters were where Thomson blew the game open and were the standout moments in the contest.
“The second and third terms were huge, the girls were using all the options and capitalising on turnovers,” he said.
“We’ve got three forms of attack and defence and we have done a lot of work on switching the game and the girls did a great job of doing it yesterday.”
Corry also said his team was ready for a big challenge against Werribee.
“We’re growing in confidence. If we can put our game together and get it right on the day, we’re a chance (against Werribee). It will be a battle of the strategies, I think we’re close but not over confident,” he said.
“I think a couple of years of disappointing finals appearances, the girls have a changed attitude and are accepting responsibility,”