IT WAS a thrilling weekend of Junior Netball League action for teams in North Wales, with Deeside DJs claiming a sensational league and finals day Double.

The DJs went into the tournament as domestic league champions after going through the entire Under 14s season unbeaten – winning 20 of their 21 games and drawing the other.

They were joined at finals day by a Dominoes team who finished one place below the DJs in second, making it a Deeside dominated league.

And those same two sides went on to dominate the recent finals day too, with both teams making it to the final.

A somewhat depleted DJs team were reinforced by two players from Deeside Darts for the tournament, but that didn’t stop the side from powering past North Dragon Burners 18-13 to book their place in the final.

In the other semi-final, Deeside Dominoes edged past Rhosnesni Raiders – who finished third in the U14 league – with just a single goal separating the two sides.

The Dominoes found themselves leading 9-8 against the DJs at the break before then moving four goals clear.

But after the DJs had clawed the scores back to 16-15, they scored a crucial equaliser to level the scores and send the game to golden goal.

Winning the coin toss for the centre pass proved to be crucial as the DJs worked the ball into the circle for them to score the winner – giving them a 17-16 win over the Dominoes, and title of Double winners having already won the regular league season.

In U12s finals day action, there was another all-Deeside clash, this time in a semi-final between the Dace and the Dragonflies – who finished second and third respectively in their regular league season.

Only one of those teams could make it into the final, and it was ultimately Deeside Dace who claimed a 16-11 win to send them into a final against Chester Bandits.

Chester led 8-6 at half-time, but the Dace team dug deep to turn it around and secure a dramatic 14-12 win over the under-12 league winners.

The Dragonflies, meanwhile, saw off Ellesmere Port 20-12 to claim third-place on finals day to go with their third-place league finish.