MOUNT Pleasant faces a big test against the ladder-leading White Hills in Saturday’s 18th round of the Heathcote District Football Netball League’s A-grade netball action.
The Blues will have home-court advantage at Toolleen for the final round of the home and away series.
The Bendigo Bank round is a way for AFL Central Victoria and the Heathcote DFNL to thank the financial institution for its outstanding support of the league.
Third on the ladder, Mount Pleasant scored a three-goal victory in its latest match at Huntly.
White Hills dominated its clash on the way to a 51-goal win against Leitchville Gunbower at Gunbower.
When the Blues and Demons last met in round nine, White Hills won by 39 goals.
The second-placed Colbinabbin will fine-tune for another finals campaign when it hosts North Bendigo at M.J. Morgan Reserve.
The Grasshoppers beat LBU by 38 goals last round and should be too slick through the mid-court and attack for North Bendigo to hold over four quarters.
The previous showdown on North’s court ended in a 30-goal win for Colbo.
Leitchville Gunbower and Lockington Bamawm United will aim to notch another victory in their final game of the year at Gunbower.
Both are on the rebound from defeat.
In round nine, LBU defeated the Bombers by a goal at Lockington.
Elmore will be confident of victory against Heathcote on the Saints court at Barrack Reserve.
The previous contest between these clubs ended in an 18-goal win for the Bloods.
Huntly has the bye.
Heathcote DFNL A-grade netball ladder:
White Hills 56 points, 247 per cent; Colbinabbin 52, 183; Mount Pleasant 44, 116; Huntly 40, 100; Elmore 30, 90; Leitchville Gunbower 14, 65; North Bendigo 12, 81; Lockington Bamawm United 8, 58; Heathcote 8, 54.