HUNTLY Hawks have eyes fixed on victory in Saturday’s A-grade netball clash with Heathcote to regain their place in the Bendigo Bank Heathcote District Football Netball League’s top five.
A win for Huntly on its court at Strauch Reserve will take its win-loss tally to 4-5 and a chance to dislodge Lockington Bamawm United from fifth place.
The LBU Cats face a daunting task at Lockington against White Hills.
Huntly is on the rebound from a 43-goal loss at home to White Hills in the ninth round.
The Hawks began their season by scoring a 48-29 win on Heathcote’s court at Barrack Reserve.
In last Saturday’s play, Heathcote was beaten 47-31 by Leitchville-Gunbower at Leitchville.
The Saints will be just as desperate for victory against the team in brown and gold.
Another big match will be at Toolleen where Mount Pleasant takes on Elmore.
The Blues bounced back from defeat at North Bendigo to score a 47-28 victory in last Saturday’s home game against Colbinabbin.
It’s a daunting task for Mounts as Elmore is in pursuit of its 10th victory.
The Bloods dominated last Saturday’s match at Lockington to win by 36 goals.
In round one, Elmore beat Mounts by 26 goals.
Lockington Bamawm United will face the heat from the White Hills Demons.
The Lauren Bowles-coached Demons have a 7-1 record and are second on the ladder.
The previous meeting between the Cats and Demons ended in a 61-41 win for White Hills on the Scott Street court.
Refreshed by the bye, North Bendigo wil be back on the court at Hibo Hotel Oval in Atkins Street to take on Colbinabbin.
In round eight, North Bendigo stunned Mount Pleasant and the Bulldogs line-up will be keen to prove it was no fluke.
Colbinabbin took out the first-round clash with North Bendigo by 14 goals and a win for the Grasshoppers will keep them on track to claim a top-three finish and double chance at finals time.
The Hoppers will be keen to hit back from a 19-goal loss to the Blues at Toolleen.
Leitchville-Gunbower has the bye.
Standings in the Heathcote DFNL A-grade netball competition:
Elmore 161 per cent, 36 points; White Hills 163, 28; Mount Pleasant 112, 20; Colbinabbin 92, 16; Lockington Bamawm United 89, 12; Huntly 77, 12; Leitchville-Gunbower 85, 8; Heathcote 79, 8; North Bendigo 64, 8.
Written by Nathan Dole.