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 Eight.
East Burwood Black 55 def Vermont Eagles Gold 49
East Ringwood Black 50 lost to Croydon 51
Coldstream Grey 35 lost to FTG Eagles Blue 40
Lilydale Falcons 40 lost to East Burwood Rams 51
After a couple of big games over the weekend, there are now three sides sitting on top of the Division One ladder with a record of 6 and 1.
East Ringwood took on Croydon Friday Night at Waverley in a very tight contest that saw the Blues giving the Roos their first loss of the season. East Ringwood started well in the opening term before a 16-9 second quarter for Croydon gave them a three-point lead that they managed to keep in the third.
East Ringwood hit the front in the last quarter both one last momentum shift saw Croydon hold on for a one-point win in what was a fantastic defensive display.
At the other end of the court for the Blues, the goals were well spread out between Hayes, Burrell and Dodd. As for the Roos, Molly Heymanson top-scored with 27 goals.
On the same court, earlier that night, East Burwood Black defeated Vermont by six goals. The Eagles challenged at several stages of the game, leading at quarter time and then tying the game in the final quarter. In the final minutes, East Burwood stretched their lead back out to win their sixth game in seven weeks.
Ella Tweedale starred with 32 goals but had assistance from both Amelia Findlay and Sarah Mulqueen who combined for 23.
All set for another big match this Friday Night with East Burwood Black taking on East Ringwood in yet another top-of-the-table showdown.
East Ringwood Blue 28 def Kilsyth Cougars 26
Blackburn Black 30 lost to Croydon North MLOC 37
Knox Falcons 35 def Heathmont Jets 30
Oakleigh District White 37 def Bayswater Gold 26
Coldstream Black 34 def Vermont Eagles Yellow 25
Knox made it four from four since joining Division Two. They defeated Heathmont by five goals after being challenged in the second and third quarters. Hannah Fort finished with 24 goals in her second game this season while Heathmont’s Taylah Barr continues her rise up the leading goal shooters leaderboard with another 14 goals.
Playing out a close game this week was East Ringwood and Kilsyth. The Roos have been tough to beat this year, losing just one game in the opening seven weeks but Kilsyth was very competitive off the back of Lara Nathan’s 20-goal performance.
They led at every change until East Ringwood put on eight goals to five in the final quarter.
A big challenge this Friday Night as Kilsyth takes on Knox at HE Parker.
Chirnside Park Yellow 27 lost to Heathmont White 44
Heathmont Yellow 23 lost to Nunawading Lions Gold 34
Vermont Eagles Violet 24 lost to Boronia Gold 50
Vermont Eagles White 26 lost to The Basin Cubs 41
The Basin Kodiaks 31 def Montrose Demons 28
East Burwood Grey 27 lost to Lilydale Gold 36
The Basin Cubs’ unbeaten start to the year continued with another 41 points on the scoreboard. Leading Goal Shooter for the division, Jaymee Tough was great with 18 goals but her teammate Jessica Rousch was just as impressive with 20 goals, a very consistent season.
In one of the biggest performances of the weekend, Taylor Dougherty managed 40 goals for Boronia Gold as the side notched up a 26-point win over Vermont. The side scored double digits in every single quarter on their way to a score of 50.
Boronia moves into third position behind the undefeated Basin Cubs and Heathmont White.
Kilsyth Cougars Red 28 lost to Vermont Eagles Purple 42
Oakleigh District Black 39 def FTG Eagles White 28
Montrose Flames 18 lost to Kilsyth Cougars Black 47
UFTG Red 42 def Silvan Cats 26
East Ringwood Teal 21 lost to Park Orchards Black 23
East Ringwood were very close to pinching their first win of the season, falling just two points short to Park Orchards who remain in the top four with five wins. The Roos led by one goal at three-quarter time but were unable to close out the match. Sarah Tilley of the Sharks top scored with 18 goals.
Vermont and Upper Ferntree Gully both continued their strong starts to the season, the Eagles winning by 14 goals over Kilsyth while Upper Gully defeated Silvan comfortably by 16.
Kellie Phillips scored 30 goals for the Eagles, taking her season tally up to 171.
Vermont Eagles Lilac 37 def Whitehorse Pioneers 20
Coldstream White 32 lost to Silvan Cats Blue 39
Boronia Hawks 25 def Chirnside Park Panthers Grey 23
Park Orchards Red 28 lost to Balwyn Tigers 37
East Burwood Silver 20 lost to South Croydon Blue 31
Knox Black 30 lost to Bayswater Black 45
Ringwood White 27 def Waverley Blues White 24
Lilydale Blue 22 lost to Park Orchards White 29
East Ringwood White 37 def UFTG Blue 36
Chirnside Park Panthers 39 def GWH Yellow 26
Vermont Eagles Black – Bye
East Ringwood and Upper Ferntree Gully played out a thriller with the game with Upper Gully coming from behind at three-quarter time by five goals, falling just one goal short.
Brooke Fennessy scored 24 of Upper Gully’s 36 goals while Lisa Baker had another big weekend with 19 goals for East Ringwood.
Glen Waverley lost their first game of the season on Friday when Chirnside Park put on 21 goals to 12 in the second half for a comfortable win at Oxley.
Tayla Ferguson scored 28 of the Panthers’ goals, making it 121 goals from just four games, a key player to their side.
Montrose Thunder 29 def Heathmont Blue 14
Ringwood Black 14 lost to Kilsyth Cougars White 40
Waverley Blues Red 30 def Coldstream Blue 28
Norwood Purple 28 def Montrose Devils 22
Oakleigh District Grey 28 lost to FTG Eagles Yellow 29
Waverley Blues and Coldstream played out a very close game at HE Parker.
The Blues set up the win off the back of their second quarter, scoring 11 goals to four. Coldstream outscored the Waverley Blues in the second half but fell just short of a victory.
Gabriella Hatch finished with 16 goals for the game while teammate Jasmine Psomas reach double figures for the second time this season.
The two sides sit second and third on the ladder with the Waverley Blues undefeated after seven rounds.
Ringwood Red 20 lost to Norwood Black 33
Waverley Blues Blue 19 lost to South Belgrave Saints 33
Montrose Storm 26 def Croydon North MLOC Blue 11
Nunawading Lions Black 21 lost to The Basin Grizzlies 34
Chirnside Park Panthers Black 20 def East Burwood White 10
Norwood Gold 31 def Coldstream Green 17
Montrose Heat 26 def Bayswater Green 19
Montrose Raptors 21 lost to Nunawading Lions Maroon 27
Bronwyn Chadwick from the Montrose Raptors was awarded this week’s Bevilles Eastland Best on Court award.
Bronwyn has played an integral part in the midcourt for the Raptors side in both WA and C, having strong feeds into the Montrose goalers