By Mitch Turner
The EFNL netball competition continued on Friday Night, with the Parker Cup seeing record numbers floating around the H.E.Parker venue as well as healthy showings at all other centres.
Boronia 47 d Ferntree Gully 19
It was a dominant performance from Boronia last Friday. They had the edge right from the outset; however, a 16 goal second quarter was the primary reason behind their large margin of victory over the Eagles.
Stacey Woodrow starred in the attacking goal circle with 36 goals, filling the hole left by last week’s star Shae Gee.
East Burwood 55 d Heathmont 34
Knox Falcons 49 d Lilydale 37
East Ringwood 44 d Scoresby 30
East Ringwood and Scoresby were almost inseparable for the first half of their encounter last week. The Roos eventually pulled away thanks to a 15-7 third quarter, and never looked back.
Emily Salmon was a force for East Ringwood with 30 goals, while Casey Morgan added 23 for the Magpies, with both ladies now well entrenched in the top three goal shooters in the division.
East Burwood 35 d Kilsyth 28
Kilsyth 13 d Lilydale 12
It was a low scoring but entertaining affair between these two sides that see-sawed all night long. There was nothing in it for the entire first half, as the two teams entered the third quarter locked at 7-all. Kilsyth managed to create a 1-point advantage in the third quarter, which ultimately proved the difference between the two sides in the closest match across the division.
Scoresby 35 d The Basin 19
Vermont 33 d Park Orchards 23
Croydon North 39 d Mulgrave 27
Warrandyte 38 d East Burwood 15
Newcomers to the competition Warrandyte enjoyed a big win over the Rams this weekend. The Swans scored at least 9 goals in each quarter while holding East Burwood to just 8 across the first 3 quarters of the match to sit on top of the Division three table in their debut year.
Halle Hupfeld was key up forward, contributing 21 goals to her team’s final tally.
Coldstream 34 d Upper Ferntree Gully 21
Park Orchards 29 d Whitehorse 25
Heathmont 33 d Ringwood 21
Boronia 29 d Norwood 21
Montrose 35 d Glen Waverley 32
East Ringwood 31 d Knox 17
Heathmont 28 d Silvan 27
Heathmont just barely came out with a win on the weekend after a nail-biting match with another competition newcomer Silvan. The Jets went into halftime 7 points behind the pace, however a huge third quarter where they outscored the Cats 11-3 put them back in front, and they managed to hang on to their lead until the final siren.
Paige Lesiputty (Heathmont) and Taylah Ellis (Silvan) top scored for their respective sides with 15 goals each.
Nunawading 23 d Montrose 21
Glen Waverley 26 d Mulgrave 24
South Croydon 23 d Chirnside 18
The Basin 62 d Scoresby 20
Boronia 33 d Lilydale 26
Park Orchards 34 d Coldstream 13
Coldstream 40 d Montrose 33
A high-scoring affair between these two sides culminated in a 7-point victory for the Coldstream Cougars. A narrow 1-point margin at the first interval was expanded upon in the next two quarters, with Montrose unable to make any significant inroads into the deficit until it was too late in the 4th quarter, as the Cougars held on to their fairly comfortable advantage.
Coldstream 18 d Park Orchards 13
The Basin 45 d Mitcham 39
Vermont 27 d Ringwood 17
Kilsyth 25 d East Ringwood 21
Ferntree Gully 24 d South Belgrave 12
Knox 26 d Upper Ferntree Gully 19
Balwyn 41 d The Basin 16
Balwyn was dominant in their win over The Basin in Round 2. A 14-4 first quarter set the tone for the match, in which Balwyn would never look in doubt to take home the win.
Olivia Clear of Balwyn carried on her red hot form to start 2021 for the Tigers and Chandler Nichols shared the scoring duties for their side with 19 and 16 goals respectively.
Kilsyth 30 d Heathmont 20
Mitcham 18 d Lilydale 9
South Belgrave 25 d Norwood 22
Coldstream 39 d Montrose 16
Glen Waverley 31 d Mulgrave 19
Scoresby 29 d East Burwood 25
Mulgrave 27 d Boronia 24
Mulgrave fell behind 8-2 in their match against Boronia, however a huge third quarter fightback in which they outscored their opposition 12-5 allowed them run out eventual 3-point victors in a thrilling division 7 battle.
Kayla McLean’s 15 goal performance was ably supported by Alexandra Bonney who had 11 of her own, with McLean launching into the Division’s top three goal shooters.
Waverley Blues 41 d Coldstream 9
Norwood 25 d Montrose 16