Magpies outpoint Bloods on Castlemaine’s court
CASTLEMAINE’S strong start played a big part in beating South Bendigo in Saturday’s 14th round of A-grade netball in the Bendigo Bank Bendigo Football Netball League season.
The Magpies led 11-5 at quarter-time of their home game against the Bloods at Camp Reserve.
Slippery conditions made it tough for all players, but it was Castlemaine which adapted well, especially in the last term where it outscored the Bloods by 11 goals on the way to a 47-25 victory.
The Magpies also moved from the fifth rung to the fourth, half a win clear of South Bendigo.
At Eaglehawk’s Canterbury Park it was the league’s other Magpies, Maryborough which claimed a 51-50 victory.
The Alicia Cassidy-coached Maryborough hit back from a seven-goal deficit early in the game on its way to a fourth win for the season.
The competition’s top three all scored comfortable wins.
Kangaroo Flat’s trek south to Kyneton was capped by a 64-29 win at Tigerland.
Stung by its first defeat in many contests, Sandhurst rebounded to mark an 89-30 victory against Golden Square at Queen Elizabeth Oval.
At Gisborne’s Gardiner Reserve the Bulldogs played an under-strength Strathfieldsaye.
The match ended in a 61-14 win for the team in red, white and blue.
A testing run for the Bloods rolls on in next Saturday’s round 15 action when South Bendigo plays Gisborne in the clash of fifth and third at Queen Elizabeth Oval.
Another big match will be on Kangaroo Flat’s court at Dower Park where the ladder leaders face Castlemaine.
Maryborough and Strathfieldsaye meet at Princes Park.
Eaglehawk and Sandhurst clash at Canterbury Park.
Golden Square hosts Kyneton at Fur Life Oval in Wade Street.
Written by Nathan Dole.