KANGAROO Flat’s incredible depth was on show against South Bendigo in Saturday’s ninth round of A-grade netball action in the Bendigo Bank Bendigo Football Netball League season.
The Kangaroos took to their court at Dower Park without four of their regular A-grade line-up.
It did not faze the Jayden Cowling-coached Kangaroos on their way to a 30-goal win against the Bloods.
Among those to earn a call-up for the Flat was Ava Lowndes who marked her 100th game for the club by starring in defence.
The charge to a 74-44 victory was led by Ashley Ryan and Chelsea Sartori in mid-court as Lou Dupuy marked a game-high 53 goals.
It was second against fourth, but the final result showed the Jannelle Hobbs-coached South Bendigo there is plenty of work to be done to be a serious challenger to the league’s “big three” of Sandhurst, Kangaroo Flat and Gisborne.
A dual premiership-winning coach at Kangaroo Flat, Hobbs and her team endured a tough afternoon.
The Bloods went into the contest without Emily Cossar, Alicia McGlashan and Amy Morrissey.
Highs for the team in red and white were the play of Ella Flavell in mid-court, Sarah Nash, defender Stephanie Greene, and goalshooter Chloe Langley who scored 23 goals.
The unbeaten Sandhurst was too strong for Castlemaine at Queen Elizabeth Oval.
The Dragons won 62-46.
Kyneton capped a brilliant final quarter fightback to score a 49-32 win on Maryborough’s court at Princes Park.
Gisborne marked a 60-30 victory at Eaglehawk’s Canterbury Park.
Strathfieldsaye Storm doubled Golden Square’s tally in a 56-28 result at Fur Life Oval in Golden Square’s Wade Street.
Standings in the Bendigo FNL’s A-grade netball competition:
Sandhurst 201 per cent, 36 points; Kangaroo Flat 186, 32; Gisborne 130, 28; South Bendigo 107, 22; Castlemaine 96, 20; Kyneton 89, 14; Strathfieldsaye 80, 12; Maryborough 83, 8; Eaglehawk 60, 8; Golden Square 44, 0.
Highlight of next Saturday’s round 10 action will be the Sandhurst and Gisborne showdown at the Queen Elizabeth Oval court.
Maryborough takes on Kangaroo Flat at Princes Park.
Golden Square and South Bendigo clash at Fur Life Oval in Golden Square’s Wade Street.
Eaglehawk and Strathfieldsaye meet on the Borough’s court at Canterbury Park.
It’s the Tigers against the Magpies as Kyneton plays Castlemaine at Kyneton Showgrounds.
Written by Nathan Dole.