Two Blues face red-hot Sandhurst
Written by Nathan Dole.
EAGLEHAWK faces the unbeaten Sandhurst in this Saturday’s completion to round six in the Bendigo Bank Bendigo Football Netball League’s A-grade netball action.
The Two Blues will play on Sandhurst’s court at Queen Elizabeth Oval.
The stand-alone matches complete a round aimed at raising awareness of the work of the Pat Cronin Foundation and stamping out the “Coward Punch”.
It’s also Umpire Appreciation Round in the Bendigo FNL, as it was last Saturday across leagues in AFL Central Victoria’s region.
The Tamara Gilchrist-coached Sandhurst has plenty of skill in all thirds of the court.
In its latest hit-out, Sandhurst won 93-23 on Golden Square’s court at Fur Life Oval in Wade Street.
The win by the Dragons in the A-grade netball capped a great day for the club as the senior footy team retained the Ron Best Memorial Shield.
It’s been a tough run for Eaglehawk, whose only win was in round four against Golden Square on the Two Blues’ court at Canterbury Park.
The Hawks will be keen to hit back from a 56-30 loss in the fifth round at Maryborough’s Princes Park.
In last Saturday’s start to the round, Gisborne dominated play on its court at Gardfier Reserve to score a 55-36 win against South Bendigo.
It was a high-standard match between Castlemaine and Kangaroo Flat where the Roos broke clear of the Magpies to win 57-41 at Camp Reserve.
Strathfieldsaye showed plenty of fight to beat Maryborough, 48-45 on Storm’s court at Triople M Park in Tannery Lane.
Kyneton is only two points away from the fifth rung after a 54-40 win against Golden Square in Tigerland at Kyneton Showgrounds.
Standings in the Bendigo FNL A-grade netball competition:
Sandhurst 207.27 per cent, 20 points; Kangaroo Flat 201, 20; Gisborne 133, 20; South Bendigo 112, 14; Castlemaine 96, 12; Kyneton 81, 10; Maryborough 91, 8; Strathfieldsaye 73, 8; Eaglehawk 68, 4; Golden Square 40, 0.