Hawks newcomers star on Heathcote’s court
A NEW-LOOK Huntly marked a first-up victory on Heathcote’s court in Saturday’s round of the Bendigo Bank Heathcote District Football Netball League’s A-grade netball competition.
The Hawks faced a challenging hit-out against Heathcote which had won at North Bendigo in the season’s opening game the previous Saturday.
New players in Huntly’s A-grade team were Sarah Chalmers, Taylor Mann, Keely O’Brien and Laura Parkhill.
The play of goal attack Sophie Disher and Eenjes at goal defence were key factors as the Hawks went on to win 48-29.
Heathcote was not at full-strength, with a considerable out being co-coach Brooke Bolton, but that did not diminish from the performance of the Emily Eliades-coached Huntly.
Although coach Lauren Cowling was not available, White Hills was able to mark a 20-goal win against a much-improved Lockington Bamawm United at the Scott Street ground.
Emily Gloury took on the coaching role for the Demons against the Cats.
LBU worked hard to be within two goals of the home team by quarter-time.
Some slick passes through all thirds of the court were a highlight for White Hills especially in the second half where former Pyramid Hill goaler Zoe Kennedy and Liv Treloar capitalised in attack.
The Demons went on to win 61-41 against an LBU line-up led by goalshooter and coach Jessie Hardess, and wing attack Maddy Atherton.
Elmore’s winning run kept rolling as the Bloods were too strong for Mount Pleasant, 59-33, on the Elmore court.
It was a hard-fought contest on the court at Colbinabbin’s M.J. Morgan Oval where the Grasshoppers won 54-40 against North Bendigo.
Leitchville Gunbower had the bye.
All round two matches will be played on Easter Saturday.
A highlight of the day will be Mount Pleasant against White Hills at Toolleen.
North Bendigo takes on Elmore at Hibo Hotel Oval in North Bendigo’s Atkins Street.
After a first-round bye, Leitchville Gunbower will be in action at Huntly’s Strauch Reserve against the Hawks.
Lockington Bamawm United plays Heathcote at Lockington Recreation Reserve.
Colbinabbin has the bye.
Written by Nathan Dole.