Grasshoppers mark important win against Huntly
COLBINABBIN took a huge step toward an A-grade netball finals appearance after Saturday’s win against Huntly in round 16 of the Bendigo Bank Heathcote District Football Netball League season.
The Grasshoppers and Hawks met in a crucial contest on Colbinabbin’s court at M.J. Morgan Reserfe.
Stung by a loss to Leitchville-Gunbower the previous round, Colbinabbin hit back in style.
The Lisa Myers-coached Colbinabbin won 50-37 to have a season record of 7-7.
The Grasshoppers are fourth in the premiership race and two wins clear of Lockington-Bamawm United, Leitchville-Gunbower and Huntly at two rounds to go in the home and away series.
Defence played a key role in Colbo’s win against the Hawks.
Lockington Bamawm United moved up to fifth as Leitchville-Gunbower’s expense after the Cats won 53-35 on North Bendigo’s court at Hibo Hotel Oval in Atkins Street.
LBU faces a tough run in the next two rounds.
The Cats are at home to Colbinabbin this Saturday and then play at Elmore in the 18th round.
Leitchville-Gunbower’s finals hopes took a dive after a 42-goal loss on Elmore’s court.
The LG Bombers are now more than seven per cent behind LBU.
Heathcote went down 31-56 to the powerful White Hills on the Demons’ court, but the Saints are still a chance to claim a top-five berth.
Because it has the bye next round, Heathcote will sweat on wins by Colbinabbin and White Hills against LBU and Leitchville-Gunbower respectively to stay in finals contention.
The Saints face the Bombers in the 18th round.
Mount Pleasant had the bye on Saturday.
The Blues return to their Toolleen court in round 17 to take on North Bendigo.
A big match will be at Lockington where the LBU Cats face Colbinabbin.
Huntly is at home at Strauch Reserve to clash with Elmore.
Leitchville-Gunbower and White Hills do battle at Gunbower.
Heathcote has the bye.
Written by Nathan Dole.