MAIDEN Gully YCW Eagles capped an amazing turnaround on Sunday to beat Newbridge in the Bendigo Bank Loddon Valley Football Netball League’s A-grade netball elimination final.
Just eight days after Newbridge had beaten the Eagles for the second time this season, Maiden Gully YCW defied the odds to score a 37-26 victory and put Newbridge out of the premiership race.
In the regular season, Newbridge beat the Eagles by eight goals at Riverside Park and then won the 18th round match at Marist College Oval in Maiden Gully by 10 goals.
A stunning win by the Eagles has kept it in the title race.
The Eagles meet Bridgewater in next Sunday’s first semi-final at Maiden Gully in the Poyser Trucks Bendigo-backed finals series.
Finals action began with a brilliant A-grade contest between Calivil United and Bridgewater.
The Demons fired to win 43-40 and set up a second semi-final meeting with Mitiamo at Mitchell Park in Pyramid Hill.
A-grade: Calivil United d Bridgewater 43-40.
B-grade: Maiden Gully YCW d Mitiamo 42-30.
C-grade: Mitiamo d Maiden Gully YCW 41-36.
C-reserve: Bears Lagoon Serpentine d Pyramid Hill 43-29.
17-under: Calivil United d Maiden Gully YCW 48-39.
15-under: Pyramid Hill 39 d Inglewood 34.
A-grade: Maiden Gully YCW 37 d Newbridge 26.
B-grade: Pyramid Hill 49 d Calivil United 44.
C-grade: Bridgewater 33 d Newbridge 29.
C-reserve: Inglewood 38 d Bridgewater 33.
17-under: Bridgewater 50 d Pyramid Hill 37.
Saturday’s second semi-finals at Mitchell Park, Pyramid Hill:
A-grade: Mitiamo v Calivil United.
B-grade: Bridgewater v Maiden Gully YCW.
C-grade: Inglewood v Mitiamo.
C-reserve: Maiden Gully YCW v Bears Lagoon Serpentine.
17-under: Inglewood v Calivil United.
15-under: Maiden Gully YCW v Pyramid Hill.
Sunday’s first semi-finals at Marist College Oval, Maiden Gully:
A-grade: Bridgewater v Maiden Gully YCW.
B-grade: Mitiamo v Pyramid Hill.
C-grade: Maiden Gully YCW v Bridgewater.
C-reserve: Pyramid Hill v Inglewood.
17-under: Maiden Gully YCW v Bridgewater.
15-under: Inglewood v Bridgewater.