Plenty at stake for Hawks, Blues on Huntly court

SIXTH and seventh on the A-grade ladder, Huntly and Mount Pleasant have plenty to play for in Saturday’s fourth round of the Bendigo Bank Heathcote District Football Netball League season.

The Hawks and Blues meet at Specialist Breeders Australia Oval in Huntly’s Strauch Reserve.

Huntly is on the rebound from an 18-goal loss to Colbinabbin in Grasshoppers’ territory at M.J. Morgan Reserve.

After a bye and 42-goal loss on Elmore’s court, Mount Pleasant hit back to beat Lockington Bamawm United by 14 goals in last Saturday’s clash at Toolleen.

Most recent showdown between Huntly and Mount Pleasant was the 2019 eliminational final at Lockington.

The Hawks won 58-57.

White Hills faces a Heathcote line-up which is fifth on the ladder following wins against LBU and Leitchville Gunbower.

The Demons showed plenty of fighting spirit to score a three-goal win at North Bendigo last round.

White Hills will start favourite at Tint-A-Car Oval in Scott Street.

Leitchville Gunbower hosts Colbinabbin at Degroot Roof Painting Oval in Leitchville.

It’s a daunting task for the winless Bombers against the third-placed Grasshoppers.

Fresh from a bye, Elmore treks to Nichol Trading Oval in Lockington to take on Lockington Bamawm United.

Rated by many league followers as the team to beat for the premiership, Elmore has scored big wins at White Hills, and at home against Colbinabbin and Mount Pleasant.

A powerful Elmore mid-court and attack will test the Cats all match.

North Bendigo has the bye.

Standings in the Heathcote DFNL A-grade netball competition:

Elmore 171 per cent, 12 points; North Bendigo 124, 8; Colbinabbin 121, 8; White Hills 113, 8; Heathcote 95, 8; Huntly 108, 4; Mount Pleasant 76, 4; Lockington Bamawm United 61, 0; Leitchville Gunbower 47, 0.


Written by Nathan Dole