CALIVIL United will be fired up for it’s a-grade netball clash with Mitiamo in this Saturday’s fourth round of the Bendigo Bank Loddon Valley Football Netball League season.
The Demons have home-court advantage at Calivil against a Superoos line-up on the rebound from a draw with Marong on Mitiamo’s court at John Forbes Oval.
The Demons have cooled their heels for a couple of weeks as the Easter break was followed by a bye.
In round two, Calivil United scored a 59-32 win against Bears Lagoon Serpentine at Gadsden Finance Serpentine Reserve.
The Calivil United defence faces a tough task in holding Mitiamo coach and goaler Laura Hicks, a four-time winner of the Helen Ward Medal as the league’s best and fairest player.
Other key players for Mitiamo include Amelia Ludeman and Kelly Pay.
Another big match will be at Marong’s Malone Park where the Panthers take on Pyramid Hill.
The Bianca Garton-coached Marong has made a great start to the season and is second on the ladder.
In-form players for the Panthers include Kirsty Hamilton, Brittany Shannon and goaler Bridget Willock.
The Abbey Dingwall-coached Pyramid Hill will have gained confidence from a 29-18 win at home on the Mitchell Park court against Bears Lagoon Serpentine.
The Bears are at home to play Bridgewater this Saturday.
Bridgewater has had a two-week break because of Easter and then drawn to play Inglewood, which is not fielding an A-grade team, in round three.
Most recent hit-out for Bridgewater ended a 35-44 loss to Marong at home.
Newbridge has a rest in A-grade, but will play Inglewood in the lower grades at Holloway Air Riverside Oval in Newbridge.
Maiden Gully YCW has the bye.
Loddon Valley FNL A-grade netball ladder:
Mitiamo 146 per cent, 10 points; Marong 110, 10; Calivil United 184, 8; Maiden Gully YCW 138, 8; Bridgewater 112, 8; Pyramid Hill 89, 4; Bears Lagoon Serpentine 55, 0; Newbridge 52, 0; Inglewood 0, 0.
Written by Nathan Dole.