By Mitch Turner
Another big Friday of Netball last weekend, with some sides moving divisions in search of find their most competitive grade.
Boronia 74 d Knox 39
A dominant final three quarters from Boronia led to them running away 35-goal victors over Knox. The game was tight heading into the second quarter with the Hawks holding a 1-goal advantage, however, from then on, they outscored the Falcons 60-26. Lauren Woodgate was instrumental to her sides win as she scored a remarkable 46 goals, reminding us of just how good she is.
Lilydale 50 d Heathmont 35
East Burwood 51 d Kilsyth 25
Ferntree Gully 33 d Scoresby 20
Ferntree Gully scored a handy 13-goal victory over their Scoresby foes last Friday. The result never really looked in doubt as the Eagles opened up a 9-2 advantage in the first term. Mikayla McNamara was a game-changer for her side with 17 goals and was ably supported by Shae Bethune who had 13 of her own.
East Ringwood 36 d East Burwood 31
Lilydale 25 d Park Orchards 24
Lilydale appeared to be on their way to a comfortable win after they opened up a 6-goal lead at the first break. However, Park Orchards were not going down without a fight, as the Sharks came storming back with a 7-2 second quarter, leaving Lilydale’s lead standing at just one point. The Sharks even managed to take the lead heading into the final term, but could not hold on for a big comeback win, left rueing their opening quarter sluggishness.
Croydon 37 d Scoresby 24
Croydon North MLOC 31 d Warrandyte 26
Vermont 43 d Mulgrave 23
Kilsyth 47 d The Basin 20
Knox 30 d Boronia 28
This match was a nail-biter from start to finish as neither side managed to open up any more than a 2-goal advantage at any break. With the scores level at three-quarter time, the game was anyone’s for the taking. Eventually, it was Knox who managed to gain the ascendancy, off the back of the goaling efforts of Brianna Wolski who had 18 goals for the match.
Park Orchards 31 d Montrose 27
The Basin 35 d East Ringwood 31
Heathmont 35 d Upper Ferntree Gully 16
Glen Waverley 33 d Coldstream 30
East Burwood 35 d Ringwood 17
Whitehorse 36 d Norwood 14
Chirnside 29 d Heathmont 27
Chirnside managed to escape with a win despite a valiant fightback from Heathmont last Friday. The Panthers found themselves 7 goals in front heading into the last quarter, however the Jets scored 9 goals in that final quarter to throw a scare into their opponents. Tracy Cornish (Chirnside Park) and and Paige Lesiputty (Heathmont) had 16 goals each for their respective sides, as Chirnside came away 2-goal winners to get some more momentum into their season.
Montrose 45 d South Croydon 18
Lilydale 30 d Mulgrave 19
Coldstream 33 d Boronia 22
Glen Waverley 31 d Nunawading 23
Park Orchards 39 d Silvan 35
Vermont 28 d Upper Ferntree Gully 18
A dominant solo performance in the Vermont attacking goal circle from competition spearhead Kellie Phillips was enough to power her side past Upper Ferntree Gully. Phillips scored 23 of her sides 28 goals, making this her third consecutive match scoring exactly that number to lead all comers in the division. Vermont increased their lead at every break to eventually end up 10-point victors.
Montrose 39 d Mitcham 31
Ringwood 19 d Kilsyth 17
Coldstream 30 d Ferntree Gully 18
Knox 40 d Coldstream 30
The Basin 40 d South Belgrave 22
East Ringwood 34 d Scoresby 8
Glen Waverley 53 d Coldstream 26
Glen Waverley controlled proceedings from start to finish in their match against Coldstream, as they opened up a 10-goal lead early and never looked back. Hayley Poulton was huge as she contributed 32 goals for the match in a season-high performance, to sit atop the scoring charts. Interestingly enough Glen Waverley have the top goal shooter in every division they’re competing in this season.
Balwyn 36 d Montrose 24
Scoresby 24 d Mulgrave 16
Kilsyth 18 d Park Orchards 14
Lilydale 39 d South Belgrave 26
Mitcham 35 d The Basin 15
Norwood 26 d Heathmont 15
Waverley 55 d Boronia 2
Waverley put together an astonishing performance last Friday, scoring 25 goals to their opponents’ nil in the first half, before adding another 30 goals in the second. Dakota Simister now has 62 goals from her 2 matches in the goal circle for the Blues and has been the beneficiary of some elite offensive ball movement from her side.
Mulgrave 24 d East Burwood 12
Norwood 37 d Coldstream 18
Montrose 34 d The Basin 26