By Ryan Long
Bendigo Bank Netball Review
Another massive weekend of results in the EFNL Netball league with Round Six now in the books.
Boronia Hawks 62 d East Burwood 41
The Hawks continued their early season dominance with another commanding victory in a top of the table clash against East Burwood. They defeated the Rams by 21 goals after setting the tone early, more than doubling their opponents score at Half Time.
To the Rams credit, they fought back in the second half, outscoring the Hawks by five goals with their goals evenly spread between Hanlen, Mulqueen and Williams.
Boronia still remain undefeated at the top of the ladder, now two games clear of East Burwood who finish the round with a 4-2 season record.
Lilydale Falcons 63 d Knox Falcons 46
East Burwood Grey 41 d Ferntree Gully 31
The Rams have moved into second position on the ladder after a strong 10 goal victory over the Eagles. Danika Corless led the way scoring 26 goals, her most in a match this season. Goalkeeper Maggie O’Shannassy played an important defensive role for the Rams helping keep the Eagles to just 31 goals, earning herself the Netballer of the Week award.
The win may be crucial in the context of their season as they replace the Eagles in second position on the ladder at the end of the round.
Heathmont Jets 38 d Scoresby Magpies 28
East Ringwood Black 36 d Kilsyth Cougars 26
Warrandyte Swans 37 d Scoresby Magpies 30
After holding off the determined Magpies, the Swans recorded their fifth win of the season to retain their position on top of the ladder. Warrandyte held a four-goal lead at every change before they were able to break away in the final quarter to secure the victory.
Swans goal shooters, Halle Hupfield and Jessica Rodwell continued to improve with both girls registering season high scores. Jessica Ford was a standout for Scoresby in an honourable loss, scoring 25 of the team’s 30 goals.
Croydon 41 d Kilsyth Cougars Black 27
Vermont Eagles 33 d Croydon North MLOC 24
Mulgrave 33 d Lilydale 26
The Basin 23 d Park Orchards 13
Knox Red 26 d Heathmont White 25
A back-and-forth tussle between Knox and Heathmont was the highlight of the round for Division 3. It was Knox who finished victorious, holding on for a one goal win after the lead changed at every break. With just seven players available for the match, the Falcons managed to run out the game well to win their third match of the season.
Brianna Wolski finished the game with 18 goals for Knox while Heathmont’s Haley Melenhorst also scored 18 for the Jets.
Montrose 41 d Boronia Gold 19
Park Orchards Blue 40 d East Burwood Silver 24
East Ringwood Blue 48 d Upper Ferntree Gully Red 19
Coldstream Grey 38 d The Basin Green 21
Glen Waverley Hawks Blue 38 d Whitehorse Pioneers 21
Silvan Cats 28 d Park Orchards Black 27
The Cats held on to secure their third win of the season as they defeated the Sharks by just one goal. Janelle Hartman top scored for Silvan, managing to notch up 16 goals for the third straight week. It’s an important victory for the Cats as they keep themselves in the hunt for a finals position, now equal with the Sharks on season goals.
Park Orchards scoring was well divided as they rotated through their goal shooters with five players hitting the scoreboard. Overall, the Sharks now have nine players on their list to have scored a goal this season.
Norwood Purple 29 d Boronia Brown 26
Montrose Flames 34 d South Croydon 16
Lilydale Blue 29 d Heathmont Blue 22
Mulgrave Blue 33 d Chirnside Panthers 22
Glen Waverley Hawks White d Ringwood Red 20
Nunawading Lions 37 d Coldstream Blue 20
Montrose Devils 38 d South Belgrave Red 25
The Montrose Devils gave up an early lead to South Belgrave at quarter time before a dominant 10-2 goal second quarter that set up a 13 goal victory. A win made even more impressive with Montrose not having anyone on the bench for rotations at the breaks.
Emily Fahey led the way with another 27-goal performance, taking her season tally to 107 from just four matches. Fahey also had plenty of help inside the goal circle from Erin Hansen who scored double figures for the first time this year.
A vital win for the Devils that keeps their season alive before they take on the undefeated Waverley Blues next Friday Night.
Upper Ferntree Gully Blue 20 d Kilsyth Cougars 18
The Basin Black 52 d Ferntree Gully Blue 18
Waverley Blues 28 d Ringwood Black 12
Vermont Purple 35 d Coldstream White 20
Coldstream Red 33 d East Ringwood White 19
Knox Black 34 d Mitcham Tigers Yellow 13
Mitcham Tigers Black 22 d Montrose Storm 21
Despite being placed at different ends of the ladder, the Tigers and Storm played out one of the games of the round. Montrose Storm fought hard all night in a close battle with the undefeated Mitcham Tigers but fell short by just one goal. An extra two goals in the first quarter for the Tigers appeared to be the difference with Montrose outscoring the ladder-leaders in the following three quarters.
Makayla Mitchell led the scoring for the undefeated Tigers with 14 goals while Jessica Repalust and Georgia Douglas shared the rest of the workload with 5 and 4 goals respectively.
Balwyn Tigers 34 d Glen Waverley Hawks Yellow 31
Coldstream Blue 32 d Scoresby Magpies 23
Mulgrave Yellow 35 d Kilsyth Cougars White 26
South Belgrave White 35 d Scoresby Magpies White 17
Heathmont Yellow 26 d Park Orchards White 6
Lilydale Yellow 42 d Norwood Black 26
East Burwood White 24 d Montrose Heat 13
The Rams were impressive on Friday Night, defeating ladder leaders, Montrose by eleven goals to win their second match of the season. Jasmin Moya starred for East Burwood scoring 14 of their 24 goals. It was overall a very impressive defensive performance by the Rams who kept Montrose to their lowest score this season. The defence also manged to limit Nicole Windley to just nine goals after the Montrose scorer recorded double digits in the last three matches, she played in.
The Basin White 34 d Mulgrave White 26
The Basin Grey 43 d Coldstream Green 14
Boronia Diamonds 42 d Norwood White 29