LVFNL Round 4 Netball Preview


Pyramid Hill’s run under threat from Machine

AN UNBEATEN run by Pyramid Hill will be under threat from Bridgewater in this Saturday’s fourth round of A-grade netball in the Bendigo Bank Loddon Valley FNL season.

The Chelsea Emmerson-coached Pyramid Hill will have home-court advantage at Mitchell Park for the showdown with the Mean Machine.

It’s first against third in the premiership race.

Pyramid Hill takes great form into the contest.

Latest hit-out for the red, white and blue was at Marong’s Malone Park where Pyramid Hill netted a 64-44 victory.

Best for Hill against Marong were Abbey Dingwall and Jess Holdstock.

Bridgewater was too strong at home for Inglewood in the Anzac round match.

The Caz Wood and Olivia Collicoat-coached Bridgewater won by 37 goals.

Players to watch for the Mean Machine include Carly Van Den Heuvel in defence, and goaler Sidney Niemann.

Marong will be keen to bounce back from defeat when it hosts Bears-Lagoon Serpentine at Malone Park.

Taking the points will not be an easy task for the Robyn Cunnington-coached Panthers.

The BLS team is coached by Danielle O’Toole who crossed to Serpentine from Marong.

In the past two weeks the Bears have beaten Inglewood and almost upset Newbridge last Saturday.

A 35-38 result in their den will have given the BLS team plenty of confidence.

Calivil United is home to take on Mitiamo.

Huge challenge for the Haylee Fawcett-coached Demons in trying to end their winless run.

The red and blue is back on court after a bye.

The Jen Wilson-coached Superoos dominated last Saturday’s rematch of the ’23 grand final against Maiden Gully YCW Eagles.

A talented Mitiamo squad includes Laura Hicks, Caitlyn Hocking, Amelia and Sarah Ludeman, and Kelly Pay.

Mitiamo played great netball at John Forbes Oval to defeat the Eagles by 23 goals.

Inglewood is home at Centre State Scaffolding Oval to take on Newbridge.

The Abbey Hayes-coached Blues had a first-round bye and have played Bears-Lagoon Serpentine and Bridgewater the past fortnight.

Fighting spirit was to the fore as Newbridge took the points at Serpentine.

The Selina Holland and Kristy Gandy-coached Maroons have a two-one record following the 38-35 victory against the Bears.

Maiden Gully YCW Eagles have the bye.

Next match for the Adam Boldiston-coached Eagles will be on their court at Marist College Oval against Inglewood.

Loddon Valley FNL A-grade netball ladder:

Pyramid Hill 174 per cent, 12 points; Mitiamo 184, 8; Bridgewater 145, 8; Newbridge 112, 8; Bears-Lagoon Serpentine 123, 4; Maiden Gully YCW Eagles 86, 4; Marong 68, 4; Calivil United 43, 0; Inglewood 37, 0.