THE favourites took the points in all four A-grade netball matches in Saturday’s seventh round of the Bendigo Bank Bendigo Football Netball League season.
Most teams had not played since May 15, but it did not seem to affect the league’s top teams.
A great run by Sandhurst at Queen Elizabeth Oval rolled on as the maroon and blue scored a 25-goal win against Eaglehawk.
Victorious in all three previous matches at home, Sandhurst passed the 60-goal mark against the Borough.
At the final whistle, Sandhurst led 62-37.
Gisborne was too strong for Kyneton at Gardiner Reserve.
The undefeated Gisborne showed its scoring might in a 74-24 victory against the Tigers.
South Bendigo outpointed Golden Square at Fur Life Vet Oval in Wade Street.
The Bloods teamed extremely well in all thirds of the court on their way to a 60-23 victory.
The ladder-leading Kangaroo Flat was too strong for Maryborough at Barkers Oval in Princes Park.
It was the sixth time this season the Kangaroos had passed the 60-goal mark as they won 62-23.
Lowest score for the unbeaten ladder leaders was a 51-46 result against Sandhurst in the fourth round at Bendigo Mazda Oval in Kangaroo Flat’s Dower Park.
It was another week’s rest for Strathfieldsaye’s A-grade team as Castlemaine is not fielding a team in the top division.
Storm did play the Magpies in the lower grades at Triple M Park in Strathfieldsaye’s Tannery Lane.
Standings in the Bendigo FNL netball competition:
Kangaroo Flat 198 per cent, 26 points; Gisborne 156, 26; Sandhurst 191, 24; South Bendigo 104, 20; Eaglehawk 85, 12; Kyneton 61, 12; Strathfieldsaye 74, 8; Maryborough 67, 8; Golden Square 53, 4.
A big match in next Saturday’s eighth round will be at S & R Park in Eaglehawk where the Borough takes on Strathfieldsaye on the Canterbury Park court.
The fifth-placed Hawks are a win and 10 per cent clear of the seventh-placed Storm.
South Bendigo faces a huge test when it takes on Kangaroo Flat at Queen Elizabeth Oval.
Kyneton meets Sandhurst at Kyneton Showgrounds.
Gisborne and Maryborough will clash at Gardiner Reserve.
Castlemaine hosts Golden Square in the lower grades of netball at Camp Reserve, but it’s a rest for the visitors in A-grade.
Written by Nathan Dole.