HDFNL Round 8 Netball Preview


Cats ready to fight Dogs at Lockington

A CLASH between the Cats and Bulldogs highlights Saturday’s eighth round of A-grade netball in the Bendigo Bank Heathcote DFNL season.

Lockington Bamawm United will be on its court at Nichol Trading Oval to take on North Bendigo from 2.30pm.

A win for the LBU Cats will keep the heat on the fifth and sixth-placed Heathcote and Mount Pleasant who face big tests at White Hills and against Elmore.

The Ash Cullen-coached LBU is on the rebound from a 77-34 loss at Colbinabbin’s M.J. Morgan Oval.

A win-loss tally of one-five has North Bendigo in eighth place.

The Kiralee Kinder and Stacey Kingdon-coached North Bendigo could jump a couple of rungs by winning this match.

The Bulldogs will be desperate to improve many areas of their game following a 31-44 loss at home to Mount Pleasant at Bendigo Club Oval last Saturday.

A Mount Pleasant line-up coached by Anthea McCleary will have gained plenty of confidence from its second win of the season.

Big test for the Blues on their court at Toolleen against Elmore.

The Allira Holmes and Gabe Richards-coached Elmore holds second place in the premiership race.

Elmore controlled most of last Saturday’s home game against the Harlowe Huntly Hawks to win by 22 goals.

Unbeaten in its quest for back-to-back premierships, Winslow White Hills Demons are home to play Heathcote.

The Lauren Bowles-coached Demons are capable of scoring plenty of goals in quick succession.

Latest hit-out at Winslow Constructors Oval in Scott Street ended in a big win for White Hills against Elmore.

The Brooke Bolton and Kelsey Hayes-coached Heathcote is back on court after the bye.

Huge test for the Saints in maintaining a high level of defensive pressure in all quarters and also creating and capitalising on scoring chances.

The Harlowe Huntly Hawks will be home at Strauch Reserve to take on Leitchville Gunbower.

Both teams are on the rebound from defeat.

In last Saturday’s play, Huntly headed up the road to take on Elmore.

The Kym Bell-coached Hawks were beaten by 22 goals.

An eight-goal loss to White Hills at Gunbower meant Leitchville Gunbower dropped to the fourth rung.

The Caitlyn Hamilton-coached Bombers  look to have too much attacking power through mid-court and near goal for the Hawks to contain across four quarters.

Standings in the Heathcote DFNL A-grade netball competition:

White Hills 170 per cent, 28 points; Elmore 115, 20; Colbinabbin 136, 16; Leitchville Gunbower 124, 16; Heathcote 96, 12; Mount Pleasant 76, 8; Lockington Bamawm United 69, 8; North Bendigo 76, 4; Huntly 55, 0.