Superoos cap a near-perfect run to finals

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BEATEN just once in the home and away series, Mitiamo has shown it will be tough to beat for the A-grade premiership in the Bendigo Bank Loddon Valley Football Netball League.

The Superoos took on Bridgewater in Saturday’s final round of the home and away series.

Mitiamo had home-court advantage at John Forbes Oval and was too strong for the Bridgewater line-up.

After a 56-60 loss to Calivil United on July 10, Mitiamo has struck to win at Pyramid Hill’s Mitchell Park by 12 goals and then outplayed Bridgewater.

In a stop-start season, Mitiamo has another rest for next weekend’s start to the finals series.

The second-placed Maiden Gully YCW Eagles warmed up for a qualifying final by scoring more than 80 goals on Inglewood’s court at Dissy Machinery Oval.

The Eagles outplayed the Blues, 83-27.

Maiden Gully YCW will take on Calivil United in a qualifying final.

The Demons had the bye on Saturday, but are on a six-game winning streak.

The only meeting between Maiden Gully YCW Eagles and Calivil United this season was in round two on April 17 where the Eagles won 45-42 at 5 Star Stockfeeds Oval in Calivil.

Marong was too strong for Newbridge at Simonds Homes Riverside Oval in Newbridge.

In their first hit-out since a two-goal win at Pyramid Hill on July 10, Marong played well on the Maroons’ court.

At the final whistle, Marong led 45-18.

The Panthers will face Bridgewater in an elimination final.

Pyramid Hill had a rest in the 18th round as Bears Lagoon Serpentine is not fielding an A-grade team, but the Bulldogs played the Bears in the lower grades at Serpentine.

Calivil United had the bye.

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

Mitiamo 137 per cent, 44 points; Maiden Gully YCW Eagles 133, 40; Calivil United 128, 32; Marong 106, 28; Bridgewater 102, 28; Pyramid Hill 95, 20; Newbridge 59, 8; Inglewood 54, 8.

Venues for next weekend’s elimination and qualifying finals in the netball competition will be confirmed by the Loddon Valley FNL later in the week.

 

Written by Nathan Dole.

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