For the first time since 1997, the ECU Souwest Jets have made the WA Netball League finals after holding off the East Freo Sharks 51-38. With several teams on the hunt for a spot in the finals, the Jets went head to head with the Sharks at Gold Netball Centre on Friday night in the rescheduled round 10 fixture. Although the Sharks were able to obtain an early lead, the Jets were not willing to give up easily with strong defensive pressure from Riley Culnane and Ruth Aryang. However, once the Jets got going there was no stopping them as accurate shots from Brianna Newnham and Brooke Gibson saw them catch up with the Sharks. The Sharks managed to hold on to lead 8-7 at quarter time. Despite the Sharks building on their lead early in the second term, the Jets continued to bring the fight with the likes of Gibson, Cassie Farquhar-Reid and Elycce Webb rapidly driving the ball down the court. However, as the Sharks looked to step it up in defence, the Jets started to struggle rewarding their defensive efforts. All of that was soon to change as Simone Dalkin came onto the court as shooter, proving herself as she scored her way to giving the Jets the lead. At half-time, the Jets held a three-point advantage, 19-16. The third quarter saw both teams matching each other goal for goal, although the Jets maintained their lead early on. Soon enough, the Jets started taking control with plenty of impressive intercepts and accurate shots on goal to lead 37-28 at the final change. In the final quarter, the Jets maintained control of the match as they began to pull away from the Sharks. Despite a slight comeback scare, the Jets managed to rally to take home the win to the emphatic cheers and hugs among teammates at their impressive feat. The 13-point victory meant the Jets jumped into second on the ladder, guaranteeing their ticket to the finals for the first time in 24 years.