Panthers pursue Eagles on Marong court

MATCH of the day in Saturday’s resumption to A-grade netball in the Bendigo Bank Loddon Valley Football Netball League will be at Marong where the Panthers take on Maiden Gully YCW Eagles.

It’s third against first as Marong and Maiden Gully YCW take to the Malone Park court.

All teams will be keen to fire after a rest for the Queen’s Birthday holiday weekend.

Marong had the bye in round nine and slipped from top spot on the ladder as the Eagles and Calivil United moved up.

The Eagles were in top form as they scored an 84-25 victory against Bears Lagoon Serpentine at Marist College.

The first round showdown between the Panthers and Eagles ended in a 46-42 win for Marong.

Bears Lagoon Serpentine faces another  big test when it meets Mitiamo on the Gadsden Finance Serpentine Reserve court.

The Bears will aim to bounce back from a big loss to the Eagles.

Mitiamo answered a final quarter fightback in the round nine match against Bridgewater to score a crucial 67-62 victory.

The round one match between BLS and Mitiamo ended in a 32-goal win for the Superoos.

Mitiamo is fourth on the ladder, but only a win adrift of Marong.

Pyramid Hill and Bridgewater clash at Mitchell Park.

It’s been a longer break for Pyramid Hill as it was drawn to play Inglewood, which is not fielding an A-grade team, in the ninth round.

Bridgewater will be fired up after a narrow loss on Mitiamo’s court at John Forbes Oval.

The Mean Machine won the first round clash with the Bulldogs by 18 goals.

It’s a rest for Calivil United in A-grade, but the Demons will play Inglewood in the lower grades on the Blues’ court at Dissy Machinery Oval.

Newbridge has the bye.


Standings in the Loddon Valley FNL’s A-grade netball competition:

Maiden Gully YCW 160 per cent, 28 points; Calivil United 131, 28; Marong 136, 26; Mitiamo 122, 22; Bridgewater 103, 16; Newbridge 75, 12; Pyramid Hill 57, 8; Bears Lagoon Serpentine 49, 4; Inglewood 0, 0.


Written by Nathan Dole.