The 9th round of SFNL’s Netball competition was a tough one for all teams with blustery conditions, blinding sunlight and then some showers. It was a time for the well adapted shooter to rise up and for defence to capitalise on the rebounds. All games count no matter what the conditions but this round seemed to highlight importance with the timing of the season and the middle of the ladders tightening up.
Cranbourne (1) 38 defeated Heatherton (1) 19
An even match up from the perspective of the ladder, before this game both teams were sitting on 1 win and 4 losses for the season. Though it was Cranbourne who came out guns blazing in the first half securing a large lead. Heatherton struggled to settle into the game in windy conditions only scoring 1 goal in the first quarter and 4 in the second. Unfortunately their 19 goal surge in the last quarter compared to Cranbourne’s 5 goals came too late, Cranbourne’s consistency across the entire game earned them the well-deserved win.
Cheltenham (1) 66 defeatedMordialloc (1) 30
Dingley (1) 75 defeatedAspendale Arrows (1) 37
Caulfield Bears BYE
St Kilda City (1) 34 defeated Caulfield Bears (2) 26
Another good game was to be expected here with both teams sitting with 2 wins 4 losses before this match.
Caulfield got the lead at quarter time by 3 before St Kilda rose up winning the remaining quarters by a few goals each time, which nicely stacked up their score.
This victory moves St Kilda City into 4th position on the ladder, just above Cheltenham who are 5th and also on 12 points. They have a tough one up against undefeated Port Melbourne Colts after the long weekend in Round 8. Caulfied Bears now sit 6th on ladder and are up against another tough team in round 8, taking on Dingley (2) who are sitting in 3rd.
St Pauls McKinnon (1) 51 defeated Cheltenham (2) 36
Dingley (2) 42 defeated Murrumbeena (1)22
Port Melbourne Colts (1) 33 defeated Cranbourne Eagles (2) 25
South Yarra (1) 39 defeated Keysborough (1) 31
The positons still remain the same on the ladder, Keysborough 6th and South Yarra 7th. But it was an exciting win for South Yarra who had only won one game previously and beat Keysborough who had 3 wins, 4 losses (now 5), proving they have more to offer to this season!
We are keen to see South Yarra’s Round 8 game after the long weekend where they take on 5th on the ladder, Cheltenham, who also sit at 3 wins and 4 losses. If they are channelling the same confidence from this week’s game then watch out Cheltenham!
Springvale Districts (1) 58 defeated East Brighton Vampires (1) 36
Cheltenham (3) 41 defeated Hampton (1) 21
Dingley (3) 36 defeated Aspendale Arrows (2) 32 2nd v 4th now
Doveton Doves (1) 27 defeated South Yarra (2) 16
Leading from the start Doveton were on a mission. Consistent goals from Alix Rozynski and Jamii Teaka added up nicely while South Yarra really struggled in the wind to score and to rebound for a second shot. They had great team energy but South Yarra couldn’t carry that to the scoreboard.
This win pushes Doveton up to 3rd on the ladder while South Yarra is bumped down to 4th. Both teams are sitting on 4 wins and 3 losses for the season.