Another weekend of the 2023 Bendigo Bank Netball season is complete. Take a look at last weekend’s results below ahead of some massive clashes on the court tomorrow night for Round Six.
Lilydale Falcons 45 lost to East Ringwood Black 59
Vermont Eagles Gold 42 drew with FTG Eagles Blue 42
Coldstream Grey 47 def East Burwood Rams 44
Croydon 45 lost to East Burwood Black 54
It was two vs three last weekend when Croydon took on East Burwood Black at HE Parker. Coming into the match, the Blues were undefeated but East Burwood with just one loss for the season, led at every change on Friday Night, winning every quarter.
Defeating Croydon by nine points, the side had multiple players adding to the scoreboard with Corless and Mulqueen combining for 41 goals while the second leading goal scorer in the division, Ella Tweedale finished with 13.
Over at Waverley, Vermont and Ferntree Gully played out a thriller with the game finishing in a 42-all draw. Chelsea Smith top-scored for Vermont, finishing with 28 goals, while Mikayla Mcnamara shot 23 goals for Ferntree Gully in just her third game for the season.
The two Eagles sides sit fifth and sixth behind Coldstream who came from behind to win by 3 goals. The Cougars trailed the Rams by six goals at halftime before cutting the margin back to two goals.
Without a bench, they played well enough to win their fourth game of the 2023 season. Tarsha Collette starred with 32 goals for the Cougars while Rylee Hamilton’s 23 goals for the Rams see her back on top of the Division One leading goal shooters.
This week, Croydon and the undefeated East Ringwood side are set to face each other for the first time this season at Waverley in what should be an intriguing contest.
East Ringwood Blue 23 lost to Coldstream Black 40
Knox Falcons 42 def Croydon North MLOC 32
Heathmont Jets 35 lost to Oakleigh District White 43
Kilsyth Cougars 21 lost to Vermont Eagles Yellow 31
Bayswater Gold 18 lost to Blackburn Black 47
Blackburn were big winners on Friday Night, defeating Bayswater by 29 goals for their third win of the season. Charlize Brown earned herself the Bevilles Best on Court award for her performance, moving up the court while also scoring 10 goals when in Goal Attack.
Lillie Allen was fantastic once again, with another 26 goals added to her tally. Allen remains in second place of the Leading goal scorers in the division with 129.
Knox won their third straight game in a row since dropping back to Division Two. They defeated Croydon North MLOC by ten goals with a big final term. Hannah Fort in her first game of the season, scored a massive 27 with Jacqueline Harfield scoring 15 goals of her own.
In the biggest game of the round for Division Two, it was Coldstream who knocked off East Burwood to remain on top of the ladder.
It was a relatively close game for the opening three quarters before Coldstream put 14 goals on the board to East Ringwood’s three. Jessica Ford was at her best yet again, with another 34 goals from her in Coldstream’s fifth win of the year.
Boronia Gold 48 def Chirnside Park Panthers Yellow 27
The Basin Cubs 45 def Vermont Eagles Violet 15
Lilydale Gold 41 def Heathmont Yellow 26
Montrose Demons 19 lost to Heathmont White 36
East Burwood Grey 20 lost to Vermont Eagles White 25
Nunawading Lions Gold 46 def The Basin Kodiaks 22
Both The Basin Cubs and Heathmont White continued their unbeaten seasons with big wins over the weekend. The Basin’s Jaymee Tough put up another 21 goals to make it 117 for the season, working well with Jessica Rousch who top-scored with 24.
Lilydale, Nunawading and Boronia all won their Friday Night matches as well to consolidate their positions inside the top five. Just behind them in sixth is Vermont White who is coming off a five-goal win against East Burwood. They led at every change with Emmerson Buckland the standout with 16 goals.
They have a big task ahead tomorrow night as they take on the undefeated Basin Cubs.
Vermont Eagles Purple 34 def Silvan Cats 21
FTG Eagles White 28 lost to Montrose Flames 36
East Ringwood Teal 16 lost to UFTG 41
Kilsyth Cougars Red 30 lost to Park Orchards Black 33
Kilsyth Cougars Black 33 lost to Oakleigh District Black 39
Balwyn Tigers 25 lost to Chirnside Park Panthers Grey 28
Whitehorse Pioneers 20 lost to South Croydon Blue 26
East Burwood Silver 23 lost to Coldstream White 28
Boronia Hawks 24 def Vermont Eagles Lilac 22
Park Orchards Red 25 lost to Silvan Cats Blue 38
Balwyn lost their first game of the 2023 season when they were defeated by Chirnside Park Panthers Grey on Friday Night. The Panthers won by three points for their fourth win of the year. Rebecca Hincksman continued her great form with 23 goals. She’s managed to have at least 20 goals or more in all but one of her matches this season.
Balwyn’s loss gave Silvan the opportunity to take the top spot on the ladder. They were too strong for Park Orchards on Friday Night, outscoring the Sharks by 13 points for a 5 and 1 start to the year.
At Oxley, Boronia held on for a two-point win over Vermont. They led by eight points at the final change before the Eagles came flying home. A nine-goal to-three final quarter wasn’t enough for Vermont to pinch their fifth win of the season, falling short by 2 goals. Tough and Edmondson combined for 24 in an important win for the Hawks.
The ladder remains tight from first to sixth with just one game separating them, making for an interesting second half of the season.
Park Orchards 14 lost to Chirnside Park Panthers 44
Vermont Eagles Black 21 lost to Ringwood White 28
East Ringwood White 43 def Bayswater Black 35
Knox Black 20 def Waverley Blues White 19
UFTG Blue 35 def Lilydale Blue 30
An upset at HE Parker saw Ringwood defeat Vermont for their second win of the 2023 season. Christie Booth played her first game of the season for the Redbacks, top scoring with 21 goals in the win. It was Vermont’s second loss for the year, heading into the bye in second position on the ladder.
Knox defeated Waverley Blues in a one-point thriller, off the back of a 7 to 2 goal second quarter that helped set up the win. All goals were well spread out on both sides, neither having anyone hit double digits.
Montrose Devils 14 lost to Montrose Thunder 42
Ringwood Black 24 def Oakleigh District Grey 20
Kilsyth Cougars White 22 lost to Norwood Purple 30
FTG Eagles Yellow 30 lost to Waverley Blues Red 35
Coldstream Blue 35 def Heathmont Blue 15
Croydon North MLOC 18 lost to The Basin Grizzlies 24
Montrose Storm 38 def Norwood Black 16
Waverley Blues Blue 25 lost to Nunawading Lions Black 31
South Belgrave Saints 44 def Ringwood Red 10
The Basin Grizzlies remain undefeated in Division Eight, defeating Croydon North MLOC last Friday Night by six goals. Despite strong margins at both Half Time and Three-Quarter Time, the KangaRams fought hard in the last quarter to bring the margin back to six. Elly Turcinovic starred for The Basin with 18 goals.
The other big winners last weekend were South Belgrave who defeated Ringwood 44 to 10. The margin blew out in the first half, outscoring the Redbacks by 22, Ashlea Foster finished with 32 goals
Chirnside Park Panthers Black 28 def Bayswater Green 18
East Burwood White 28 def Nunawading Lions Maroon 19
Montrose Heat 11 lost to Norwood Gold 35
Montrose Raptors 25 def Coldstream Green 15