HDFNL Netball Preview | Round 13

Massive game for Hawks, Cats on Huntly court


HUNTLY and Lockington Bamawm United face a massive game in Saturday’s 13th round of A-grade netball in the Bendigo Bank Heathcote District Football Netball League season.

The Hawks and Cats are separated by percentage as they hold fifth and sixth place on the ladder going into their clash on Huntly’s court at Strauch Reserve.

Although Huntly had the bye last round it stayed locked on 16 premiership points with LBU after the Cats were beaten 41-39 by Leitchville-Gunbower at Lockington.

Fans could witness another thriller as Huntly won the fourth round match on LBU’s court by three goals.

It’s second against fourth as White Hills meets Colbinabbin in the Demons’ den at Scott Street.

The Lauren Bowles-coached White Hills scored 73 goals in its latest hit-out against North Bendigo at Hibo Hotel Oval in Atkins Street.

In round four, White Hills won 51-30 on Colbinabbin’s court at M.J. Morgan Reserve.

The Grasshoppers had a rest last Saturday as their match against Elmore was part of the season opener on April 2.

Heathcote must win its match against North Bendigo to stay in touch with the top five.

The Saints will start favourite on their court at Barrack Reserve.

The April 2 showdown between the Saints and Bulldogs at North Bendigo ended in a 48-35 win for the visitors.

Heathcote played great netball in a 41-37 loss to Mount Pleasant at Toolleen last Saturday.

After a stunning win at Lockington, Leitchville-Gunbower is at Leitchville to take on Mount Pleasant.

It’s a danger game for the third-placed Blues.

In round four, Mounts beat the Bombers by 25 goals.

The margin could be much closer this time.

Unbeaten and on top of the ladder, Elmore has an extended break.

The Bloods have the bye this round ahead of the July 9 showdown at home against White Hills.


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

Elmore 173 per cent, 44 points; White Hills 175, 40; Mount Pleasant 96, 24; Colbinabbin 98, 20; Lockington Bamawm United 88, 16; Huntly 80, 16; Heathcote 86, 12; Leitchville-Gunbower 85, 12; North Bendigo 55, 8.


Written by Nathan Dole.