South Bendigo stuns Kyneton’s netball line-up
by Nathan Dole
SOUTH Bendigo scored a stunning victory on Kyneton’s court in Saturday’s sixth round of the Bendigo Bank Bendigo Football Netball League’s A-grade netball competition.
Chasing a third win, Kyneton went in as favourite against a team which had drawn its showdown with Eaglehawk on Good Friday and beat Golden Square in round four.
On the rebound from a 20-goal loss to Gisborne in the previous round, South Bendigo’s pressure and skilful teamwork which played a big part in a 53-42 victory in Tigerland at Kyneton Showgrounds.
The Bloods now have 10 premiership points and are just two adrift of the fifth-placed Tigers.
Results in other matches went as expected.
Gisborne almost reached the 80-goal mark against Maryborough at Gardiner Reserve.
Back at home, Gisborne’s unbeaten run rolled on as the team in red, white and blue won 78-33.
Eaglehawk scored a 53-20 win on Golden Square’s court at Fur Life Vet Oval in Wade Street.
Kangaroo Flat marked its first match in three weeks as the club’s win at Kyneton on May 4 was followed by a forfeit by Castlemaine and then the AFL Victoria Community Championships campaign.
The Roos were too strong for Strathfieldsaye at Bendigo Mazda Oval in Kangaroo Flat’s Dower Park.
At the final whistle, Kangaroo Flat led 53-27.
Sandhurst had the bye.
Bendigo FNL A-grade netball ladder:
Sandhurst 173 per cent, 24 points; Gisborne 146, 24; Eaglehawk 118, 18; Kangaroo Flat 138, 16; Kyneton 110, 12; Maryborough 72, 12; South Bendigo 90, 10; Strathfieldsaye 70, 4; Golden Square 52, 0.
In next Saturday’s start to round seven, Eaglehawk takes on Gisborne at Canterbury Park; and Sandhurst plays Golden Square at Queen Elizabeth Oval.
The other clash on Saturday is at Barkers Oval in Maryborough’s Princes Park where the Magpies play Kyneton.
Round seven is completed on Sunday at the QEO when South Bendigo faces Kangaroo Flat.
Strathfieldsaye is drawn against Castlemaine, so the A-grade team at Storm has a rest.