LVFNL Round 15 Netball preview | Double chance on line at Pyramid Hill


A TOP-THREE finish is on the line this Saturday when Pyramid Hill meets Mitiamo in the 15th round of A-grade netball in the Bendigo Bank Loddon Valley FNL season.

The Bulldogs and Superoos are third and fourth going into the match at Pyramid Hill’s Mitchell Park.

The Gemma Scott-coached Pyramid Hill leads Mitiamo by just two points in the duel for a double chance at finals time.

There are four rounds to be played in the home-and-away series.

Back in round six it was Pyramid Hill which scored a 43-37 victory on Mitiamo’s court at John Forbes Oval.

Both teams take winning form into Saturday’s contest.

Pyramid Hill won its latest hit-out at Bridgewater by nine goals.

The Jen Wilson-coached Mitiamo marked a 25-goal win on Newbridge’s court at Beck Legal Riverside Oval.

Key players in the Mitiamo line-up include Abbey Battersby in defence, Amelia Ludeman and Emma Pay in mid-court.

The fifth-placed Newbridge is at home to play the ladder-leading Maiden Gully YCW this Saturday.

The Selina Holland-coached Newbridge will be determined to prove its 51-48 victory against Maiden Gully YCW at Marist College Bendigo in round six was no fluke.

Tough task for the Maroons against the Adam Boldiston-coached Eagles who soared to a 59-goal win last round.

Calivil United is at home to take on Bridgewater.

Six goals separated these teams last time as Bridgewater took the points.

A win for the Aimie Brown-coached Bridgewater will keep the heat on the fifth-placed Newbridge.

The Chelsea Hicks-coached Demons will be fired up after last Saturday’s loss to Marong.

Tough challenge for Bears-Lagoon Serpentine this Saturday when it plays Marong at Gadsden Finance Serpentine Reserve.

Best for Marong in its latest win against Calivil United were Tess Teggelove and Tracey O’Donnell.

The Panthers also had teenager Lexi Brennan mark her first A-grade match with a stint at wing defence in the final quarter.

In round six the Sue Borserio-coached Panthers beat the Stacee Burns-coached Bears by 70 goals at Marong’s Malone Park.

Inglewood has the bye.

Standings in the Loddon Valley FNL A-grade netball competition:

Maiden Gully YCW 182 per cent, 44 points; Marong 149, 38; Pyramid Hill 125, 38; Mitiamo 156, 36; Newbridge 103, 28; Bridgewater 76, 20; Calivil United 79, 12; Inglewood 46, 8; Bears-Lagoon Serpentine 48, 0.