Grasshoppers leap another rung on A-grade ladder

THE Colbinabbin Grasshoppers have leapt to fourth on the A-grade netball ladder after victory in Saturday’s seventh round of the Bendigo Bank Heathcote District Football Netball League season.

Colbinabbin played inspired netball on Huntly’s court at Strauch Reserve to score a 55-39 victory.

The Hawks went into the match as favourite, but it was the Grasshoppers who marked a hat-trick of wins and also pushed Huntly to the fifth rung in league standings.

It’s a new-look Colbinabbin which has kept improving each week.

Lockington Bamawm United marked its second win of the season after a 27-goal win against an under-strength North Bendigo.

The Jessie Hardess-coached LBU started well to lead 14-8 at the first break and went on to win 52-25.

Playing coach of the Cats, Hardess was rapt with her team’s form, but also disappointed North Bendigo was without several key players.

LBU will now chase consecutive victories when it heads across to Colbinabbin next Saturday.

The unbeaten Elmore was too strong for Leitchville-Gunbower at Leitchville.

The Bloods beat the Bombers, 70-42.

Refreshed by the bye, White Hills won 58-34 on Heathcote’s court at Barrack Reserve.

Mount Pleasant had the bye.


Standings in the Heathcote DFNL’s A-grade netball competition:

Elmore 152 per cent, 28 points; White Hills 151, 20; Mount Pleasant 110, 16; Colbinabbin 99, 16; Huntly 95, 12; Lockington Bamawm United 94, 8; Heathcote 81, 8; Leitchville-Gunbower 82, 4; North Bendigo 60, 4.


In this Saturday’s eighth round, White Hills takes on Leitchville-Gunbower at Scott Street in White Hills.

Colbinabbin and Lockington Bamawm United clash at M.J. Morgan Reserve in Colbinabbin.

North Bendigo takes on Mount Pleasant at Hibo Hotel Oval in Atkins Street.

Elmore faces Huntly at Elmore Recreation Reserve.

Heathcote has the bye.


Written by Nathan Dole.