Eagles too strong for Superoos at Mitiamo
MAIDEN Gully YCW Eagles soared to their 11th victory in a row in Saturday’s clash between A-grade netball’s top teams in round 16 of the Bendigo Bank Loddon Valley Football Netball League season.
The Christie Griffiths-coached Eagles took on Mitiamo at John Forbes Oval in Mitiamo.
Another strong team performance by Maiden Gully YCW was led by Leisa Barry in mid-court and Meg Patterson at goal attack as the Eagles won 58-47.
The play of Rachael Gray and Laura Butler was also a highlight for a team which will have Christie Griffiths who was on the sidelines because of a calf injury back on court next round.
Mitiamo coach and goal attack Laura Hicks did not play, but the Superoos put in a strong effort against a team unbeaten since round one.
It was a dramatic finish to the Bridgewater and Newbridge clash at Bridgewater.
The Selina Holland-coached Newbridge was determined to take the points after Bridgewater won a closely-fought match on the Maroons’ court at Holloway Air Riverside Oval earlier in the season.
The final margin was again two goals, but this time in favour of Newbridge.
Centre Georgie Hyett and goalkeeper Sarah Lovell played starring roles in their team’s fourth win of the season.
The Marong Panthers marked their 11th win of the season in a 65-24 result against Bears Lagoon Serpentine at Gadsden Finance Serpentine Reserve.
It’s a huge challenge for Marong next Saturday at home on the Malone Park court against Calivil United.
The Calivil United line-up won 44-35 against Pyramid Hill at Calivil.
In round 17, Marong plays Calivil United in the Panthers’ den at Marong’s Malone Park.
Newbridge faces Pyramid Hill at Holloway Air Riverside Park in Newbridge.
Maiden Gully YCW Eagles take on Bridgewater at Marist College Bendigo Oval in Maiden Gully.
It’s a rest for Bears Lagoon Serpentine in A-grade, but the Bears will play Inglewood in the lower grades at Inglewood’s Dissy Machinery Oval.
Mitiamo has the bye.
Written by Nathan Dole.