Leitchville Gunbower wins clash on Huntly’s court
AFTER cooling their heels on the opening two weekends of the season, Leitchville Gunbower took to the court for the A-grade netball match against Huntly in the Bendigo Bank Heathcote District Football Netball League’s second round.
The Hawks and Bombers met on Huntly’s court at Strauch Reserve on Easter Saturday.
The LG line-up showed it will be no pushover this season as it scored a 47-33 win a Huntly line-up which had won at Heathcote the previous round.
Victorious coach Lauren Dehne marked a superb comeback to the game by playing a key role in the mid-court for the Bombers.
Kelly Rayson led the attack on 36 goals as Macey Brereton and Ashley Cullen also starred.
Best for the Emily Eliades-coached Hawks were goalkeeper Laura Gillespie and Taylor Mann.
The Heathcote Saints struck back from defeat to record a 43-38 win against Lockington Bamawm United at Lockington.
It was a closely-fought contest at Toolleen where the visiting White Hills won 45-34 against Mount Pleasant.
The depth of the Demons squad was test.
A massive plus for White Hills was coach Lauren Bowles being back on court.
Best for the Demons were Rhi Broadbent and Molly Johnston in defence.
Elmore dominated play on North Bendigo’s court at Hibo Hotel Oval in Atkins Street.
The Bloods won 81-36 ahead of a round three showdown with Colbinabbin fresh off the bye.
Standings in the Heathcote DFNL A-grade netball competition:
Elmore 177 per cent, 12 points; White Hills 141, 8; Heathcote 99, 8; Leitchville Gunbower 142, 4; Huntly 106, 4; Colbinabbin 100, 4; Lockington Bamawm United 75.9, 0; Mount Pleasant 75.0, 0; North Bendigo 60, 0.
A highlight of Saturday’s third round will be Elmore hosting Colbinabbin.
White Hills takes on North Bendigo at Scott Street.
Leitchville Gunbower will have sights on consecutive wins when it plays Lockington Bamawm United at Gunbower.
Heathcote and Mount Pleasant meet on the Saints’ court at Barack Reserve.
Huntly has the bye.
Written by Nathan Dole.