The 10th round of the SFNL’s netball competition was held over Thursday, Friday and Saturday due to club functions, with the main day on the weekend being a gorgeous sunny Winter’s day. Rowan Reserve seemed to have the stillest conditions it’s ever had which allowed for some mega goal tallies on the board.
Played on Friday night, it was 3rd vs 7th on the ladder with Aspendale putting up a tremendous fight. They got away to a great start out in front at quarter time until Mordialloc GS Emily Morris kicked into gear in the second scoring 16 and then 17 in the third to lead Mordi by 10 at three quarter time. Aspendale picked up their game winning the final quarter but it was a little too late, falling short by 4 goals.
Cheltenham (1) 45 defeated Cranbourne (1) 29
Dingley (1) 54 defeated Caulfield Bears (1) 39
Heatherton (1) BYE
Port Melbourne Colts (1) 48 defeated St Kilda City (1) 30
Port Melbourne are truly blitzing their competition in A2 undefeated with 8 wins this season. They came up against St Kilda City for the second time at City’s home ground, the Peanut Farm, and got the upper hand from the start. City were up against a tough defensive due with Colt’s Amelia Lai and Bec Jennings but remained consistent with their goals. Sitting 5th on the ladder St Kilda City play Cheltenham who are 4th next round which will be a competitive match as both teams fight to hold finals positions over the coming weeks.
St Pauls McKinnon (1) 48 defeated Murrumbeena (1) 34
Keysborough (1) 31 defeated East Brighton Vampires (1) 36
5th on the ladder Keysborough put on a great display of netball rising up and taking victory from East Brighton in 2nd position. It a tight game with the score going back and forth with it being even at quarter and half time. Keysborough pipped themselves out in front at three quarter time by a goal and burst out in front at the start of the fourth. East Brighton didn’t let it blow out though and chased back in collected fashion but it just wasn’t enough, going down by 5 in the end.
Keysborough will get another chance to contend with the top of the ladder next week against Springvale Districts. Let’s hope it’s just as exciting!
Carrum Patterson Lakes (1) 26 defeated South Yarra (2) 24
Thursday night Carrum Patterson Lakes looked in control from the start with a great first quarter on the scoreboard. Both these middle of the ladder teams wanted the win for round 8. South Yarra proving this with an amazing final quarter scoring 8 goals to 3. They really showed how they can work as a team with an injection of confidence under pressure. But alas it wasn’t enough, Carrum Patterson Lakes taking the win by 2. A result that could have been different had there been an extra couple of minutes on the clock.