KANGAROO Flat was not overawed by appearance of some Super League netball stars for Castlemaine in the Bendigo Bank Bendigo Football Netball League’s A-grade netball match on Saturday.
The Roos made the trek for an important match on Castlemaine’s court at Camp Reserve.
The Magpies’ line-up included Gabby Coffey from Melbourne Vixens, and former NSW Swifts goalshooter Mikaela Vaughan.
It was Kangaroo Flat which jumped out to an eight goal lead before the Magpies cut the deficit in half.
Goalshooter Lou Dupuy would play a key role in Kangaroo Flat’s run in the vital third quarter on the way to a 57-41 victory.
Best for the Jayden Cowling-coached Kangaroo Flat included Abbey Ryan, Laura McDonald and Milly Wicks.
Castlemaine has a 3-3 record and will play at Golden Square in the Indigenous Round on May 28 and then be at home to face Eaglehawk a week later.
Down by four goals going into the final quarter, Strathfieldsaye Storm put in a brilliant surge to claim a 48-45 win against Maryborough at Triple M Park in Tannery Lane.
It was Storm’s second win of the season.
Gisborne was too strong for South Bendigo in Saturday’s match at Gardiner Reserve.
Rylee Connell and Claudia Mawson played starring roles in Gisborne’s attack on the way to a 55-36 victory.
At Kyneton it was the Tigers who outpointed Golden Square, 54-40.
A tally of 40 goals was a confidence-lifter for the Golden Square team.
Kyneton has a win-loss of 2-3 and drew its third-round match against South Bendigo on the Tigers’ court.
Round six will be completed this Saturday when Sandhurst plays Eaglehawk at Queen Elizabeth Oval.
The stand-alone match completes the round aimed at raising awareness of the work of the Pat Cronin Foundation, and also Umpire Appreciation Round in leagues across AFL Central Victoria’s region.
Written by Nathan Dole.