KANGAROO Flat made an emphatic start to its 2021 A-grade netball season as it thrashed Eaglehawk in Saturday night’s Bendigo Bank Bendigo Football Netball League showdown.
The Roos outplayed the Hawks under the lights at Canterbury Park.
It’s only one game, but the Jayden Cowling-coached Kangaroo Flat showed it may be capable of going one better after being runner-up to Sandhurst in 2019.
The Roos scored a 68-27 victory at Eaglehawk.
Earlier in the day, Sandhurst marked consecutive wins.
After a 24-goal triumph at Strathfieldsaye’s Triple M Park on Good Friday, Sandhurst took on Maryborough in round two at Queen Elizabeth Oval.
The Maroon and Blue won 77-27.
Closely-fought matches were played further south at Kyneton and Gisborne.
The Kyneton Tigers claimed a 38-31 win against Golden Square at the Showgrounds.
Gisborne had to work hard in a 31-24 result against Strathfieldsaye Storm.
South Bendigo’s A-grade team had to wait another week to take to the court as Castlemaine is not in the top division this season.
The Bendigo FNL’s A-grade netball ladder:
Sandhurst 221 per cent, 8 points; Kangaroo Flat 251, 4; Gisborne 129, 4; Kyneton 122, 4; South Bendigo 0, 4; Golden Square 81, 0; Strathfieldsaye 65, 0; Eaglehawk 39, 0; Maryborough 35, 0.
In this Saturday’s second round action, South Bendigo takes on Eaglehawk at Queen Elizabeth Oval.
Golden Square and Gisborne do battle at Fur Life Vet Oval in Wade Street.
Kangaroo Flat plays Kyneton at Bendigo Mazda Oval in Dower Park.
Maryborough will play Castlemaine in the lower grades at Barkers Oval in Maryborough’s Princes Park.
The round two match between Strathfieldsaye and Sandhurst was played on Good Friday on Storm’s court.
The Dragons won 58-34 at the Tannery Lane complex.
Written by Nathan Dole