BY NATHAN DOLE
NEWBRIDGE moved to a two-nil record in A-grade netball after Saturday’s big win against Bears-Lagoon Serpentine in the Bendigo Bank Loddon Valley Football Netball League.
The Maroons dominated play at Serpentine to score a 53-16 win against the Bears.
Maiden Gully YCW Eagles have made a fine start in their quest for back-to-back A-grade premierships.
The Eagles won 61-29 at Bridgewater.
Coach Adam Boldiston was rapt with Maiden Gully YCW’s play in the wet conditions.
The Eagles won every quarter in a contest where defenders Rachael Gray and Jayne Norton did not play.
Recruited from Eaglehawk, Tia Reaper starred in mid-court, and Tia Webb capped off many moves with superb accuracy from the goal circle.
Pyramid Hill began its season with a great win.
The Bulldogs won 38-25 against Calivil United on the Demons’ court at Calivil.
The Marong Panthers struck back from a first-round defeat at Maiden Gully’s Marist College Oval to defeat Inglewood.
The Sue Borserio-coached Panthers won 73-21 against Inglewood which had beaten BLS in the season opener.
Marong goal attack Tess Tegglelove was in great form.
Mitiamo had the bye.
Standings in the Loddon Valley FNL’s A-grade netball competition:
Newbridge 173 per cent, 8 points; Maiden Gully YCW Eagles 153, 8; Mitiamo 194, 4; Marong 155, 4; Pyramid Hill 152, 4; Inglewood 62, 4; Calivil United 80, 0; Bears-Lagoon Serpentine 51, 0; Bridgewater 49, 0.
Highlight of next Saturday’s third round will be the clash of 2022 grand finalists, Maiden Gully YCW and Mitiamo at Marist College in Maiden Gully.
Marong takes on the unbeaten Newbridge at Marong’s Malone Park.
Inglewood and Bridgewater clash on the Blues’ court at Dissy Machinery Oval.
Pyramid Hill faces Bears-Lagoon Serpentine at Pyramid Hill’s Mitchell Park.
Calivil United has the bye.