NORTH Bendigo fought to score a three-goal victory against Mount Pleasant in Saturday’s seventh round of A-grade netball action in the Bendigo Bank Heathcote District Football Netball League.
The team in red, white and blue capped the trek to Mounts’ court at Toolleen by winning a hard-fought contest, 49-46.
It was a crucial win for North Bendigo as it bounced back from a 38-goal loss at home to Colbinabbin the previous round.
Confidence within the Mount Pleasant was high after the Blues drew 41-all at White Hills in round six.
Leitchville Gunbower celebrated its first win of the season.
The Bombers showed plenty of fight on Lockington Bamawm United’s court at Nichol Trading Oval in Lockington to win 43-39.
Colbinabbin was too strong for Heathcote at M.J. Morgan Reserve.
The Grasshoppers dominated play on their court to achieve a 68-35 victory.
Unbeaten and hot favourite for the premiership, Elmore outgunned White Hills for the second time this season.
The Bloods won 71-38 at Elmore Recreation Reserve.
Huntly had the bye.
Standings in the Heathcote DFNL’s A-grade netball competition:
Elmore 202 per cent, 28 points; Colbinabbin 160, 24; North Bendigo 98, 16; White Hills 97, 14; Huntly 105, 12; Mount Pleasant 97, 10; Heathcote 76, 8; Leitchville Gunbower 48, 4; Lockington Bamawm United 58, 0.
In next Saturday’s eighth round, North Bendigo takes on Elmore at Hibo Hotel Oval in Atkins Street from 2.45pm.
White Hills and Lockington Bamawm United clash at Tint A Car Oval in Scott Street at 2.45pm.
Leitchville Gunbower plays Huntly from 2.45pm at Degroot Roof Painting Oval in Gunbower.
The showdown between Heathcote and Mount Pleasant starts at 3pm at Pigeon Park in Heathcote’s Barrack Reserve.
Colbinabbin has the bye.
Written by Nathan Dole