Mitiamo ups pressure in second half to overrun Marong
MITIAMO lifted its pressure and overall game to score a decisive win against Marong in Saturday’s 12th round of A-grade netball in the Bendigo Bank Loddon Valley Football Netball League.
The Superoos and Panthers met on Marong’s court at Malone Park.
In round three the teams fought out a draw at Mitiamo’s John Forbes Oval.
This time it was Marong which made a strong start to lead at half-time.
The Laura Hicks-coached Mitiamo tightened up in defence and forced Marong to take longer shots at goal.
The Superoos gained an eight-goal lead by three quarter-time and did not let up as they won the final term by three goals to complete a confidence-lifting 59-48 victory.
Pyramid Hill marked its second win of the season as it won the battle of seventh and eighth on Bears Lagoon-Serpentine’s court at Gadsden Finance Serpentine Reserve.
The Abbey Dingwall-coached Pyramid Hill led at every break on its way to a 48-32 result.
The hot form of Maiden Gully YCW rolled on in a 34-goal win on Newbridge’s court at Holloway Air Riverside Park.
It was a rest for Bridgewater in A-grade because Inglewood is not fielding a team in the top flight, but the Mean Machine and Blues contested the lower grades at Inglewood’s Dissy Machinery Oval.
Calivil United had the bye.
Standings in the Loddon Valley FNL’s A-grade netball competition:
Maiden Gully YCW 40 points; Calivil United 36; Mitiamo 34; Marong 30; Bridgewater 24; Newbridge 12; Pyramid Hill 8; Bears Lagoon Serpentine 4.
A highlight of Saturday’s 13th round will be Mitiamo against Calivil United in the clash between third and second at John Forbes Oval.
Pyramid Hill takes on Marong at Mitchell Park.
Bridgewater is at home against Bears Lagoon-Serpentine.
It’s a rest for Newbridge, but the Maroons will play the lower grades on Inglewood’s court at Dissy Machinery Oval.
Maiden Gully YCW Eagles have the bye.
Written by Nathan Dole.