KYNETON stayed in touch with fifth-placed Eaglehawk as the Tigers clawed their way to a two-goal victory in Saturday’s sixth round of A-grade netball in the Bendigo Bank Bendigo Football Netball League.
After a hat-trick of defeats, Kyneton was desperate for the points as it took on Maryborough at the Kyneton Showgrounds.
The Tigers opened the season with a seven-goal win at home against Golden Square, but had since been beaten at Kangaroo Flat, at home by South Bendigo and then Eaglehawk.
The Tylah Marchbank-coached Kyneton was primed for the challenge against a Maryborough team which was chasing consecutive wins after a 14-goal victory at home against Golden Square the previous round.
A great contest between the Tigers and Magpies ended in a 44-42 result for Kyneton.
Gisborne marked the trek to Eaglehawk’s S & R Park in Canterbury Park by scoring an emphatic victory.
The red, white and blue was too strong for the Hawks.
At the final whistle, Gisborne led 55-42.
South Bendigo struck back from consecutive defeats to score a crucial win against Strathfieldsaye at Queen Elizabeth Oval.
The Janelle Hobbs-coached South Bendigo won 62-47.
It was the first time the Bloods had passed the 60-goal mark this season.
Sandhurst’s A-grade team had a break as the club took on Castlemaine in the lower grades at Camp Reserve.
Round six will be completed next Saturday when the unbeaten Kangaroo Flat faces Golden Square on the Kangaroos’ court at Bendigo Mazda Oval in Dower Park from 5pm.
Standings in the Bendigo FNL’s A-grade netball competition:
Gisborne 136 per cent, 22 points; Sandhurst 196, 20; Kangaroo Flat 180, 18; South Bendigo 89, 16; Eaglehawk 92, 12; Kyneton 70, 12; Maryborough 73, 8; Strathfieldsaye 74, 4; Golden Square 60, 4.
In round seven action, Sandhurst takes on Eaglehawk at Queen Elizabeth Oval; and Gisborne faces Kyneton at Gardiner Reserve.
Maryborough plays Kangaroo Flat at Barkers Oval in Princes Park.
Golden Square clashes with South Bendigo at Fur Life Vet Oval in Wade Street.
Strathfieldsaye hosts Castlemaine in the lower grades at Triple M Park in Tannery Lane, but Storm has a rest in A-grade.
Written by Nathan Dole