Eagles soar to 10th victory in a row
THE ladder-leading Maiden Gully YCW Eagles soared to their 10th victory in a row as they beat Calivil United by 11 goals in Saturday’s 15th round of A-grade netball in the Bendigo Bank Loddon Valley Football Netball League season.
The Eagles and Demons met on the main court at Marist College Bendigo in Maiden Gully.
An evenly-fought first quarter ended with the Eagles in front, 14-11.
Maiden Gully YCW won the next two quarters, 16-10 and 16-12 to hold a 13-goal lead going into the final term.
The Demons fought the game out well to outscore the Eagles in the last, 14-12, but it was Maiden Gully which took the premiership points ini a 58-47 victory.
Newbridge was in hot form against Bears Lagoon Serpentine at Holloway Air Riverside Oval in Newbridge.
The Maroons led 20-5 at quarter-time and then slammed on 18 goals and held the Bears to just four in the second.
Newbridge’s goalers capitalised on the mid-court dominance to add 19 goals in the third and 23 in the last to complete an 80-22 result.
The second-placed Mitiamo capped the trek to Pyramid Hill’s Mitchell Court with a 16-goal win.
Mitiamo led 10-8 at quarter-time and 20-14 by half-time.
The third quarter was when the Superoos took control as they added 15 goals and held the red, white and blue to nine.
At the final whistle, Mitiamo led 49-33.
It was a rest for Marong because Inglewood is not fielding an A-grade team, but the Panthers and Blues did contest the lower grades at Marong’s Malone Park.
Bridgewater had the bye.
Standings in the Loddon Valley FNL’s A-grade netball competition:
Maiden Gully YCW Eagles 160 per cent, 48 points; Mitiamo 135, 46; Marong 123, 42; Calivil United 122, 36; Bridgewater 109, 32; Newbridge 83, 20; Pyramid Hill 65, 12; Bears Lagoon Serpentine 44, 4.
In this Saturday’s round 16 action, top teams Maiden Gully YCW and Mitiamo clash on the Superoos’ court at Mitiamo’s John Forbes Oval.
Bridgewater hosts Newbridge.
Bears Lagoon Serpentine faces Marong at Gadsden Finance Serpentine Reserve.
Calivil United is at home against Pyramid Hill.
It’s a bye for Inglewood’s teams.
Written by Nathan Dole.