Huntly scores vital win against Mounts

HUNTLY scored a crucial victory against Mount Pleasant in Saturday’s fourth round of A-grade netball in the Bendigo Bank Heathcote District Football Netball League season.

The Hawks and Blues played out a greatly fought contest at Specialist Breeders Australia Oval ini Huntly’s Strauch Reserve.

On the rebound from an 18-goal loss at Colbinabbin the previous week, Huntly beat the Blues, 53-48.

The goals tally at Leitchville surpassed the century mark as the Bombers took on Colbinabbin.

Leitchville Gunbower worked hard to achieve a season-best of 31 goals, but the Grashoopers scored 76 on the court at Degroot Roof Painting Oval.

Elmore was too strong for Lockington Bamawm United at Nichol Trading Oval in Lockington.

The Bloods won 67-25.

White Hills marked its third victory in a row.

After a big loss to Elmore in the stand-alone season opener at home, White Hills has struck to beat Leitchville Gunbower, North Bendigo and Heathcote.

The Demons fired their way to a 56-29 result against the Saints at Tint-A-Car in Scott Street, White Hills.

North Bendigo had the bye.

Standings in the Heathcote DFNL A-grade netball competition:

Elmore 189 per cent, 16 points; Colbinabbin 147, 12; White Hills 127, 12; North Bendigo 124, 8; Huntly 108, 8; Heathcote 80, 8; Mount Pleasant 81, 4; Lockington Bamawm United 53, 0; Leitchville Gunbower 45, 0.

Long-time rivals, Colbinabbin and White Hills meet in next Saturday’s fifth round.

The Grasshoppers will aim to bank on home-court advantage against the Demons at M.J. Morgan Reserve in Colbinabbin.

Elmore hosts Huntly, and Mount Pleasant takes on Leitchville Gunbower at Toolleen.

Heathcote and North Bendigo clash at Pigeon Park in Heathcote’s Barrack Reserve.

Lockington Bamawm United has the bye.

Written by Nathan Dole.