The Race to the Finals

The SFL YMCA Monash Netball competition resumes this weekend in what will be a race for many teams to secure a place in the finals. With only three rounds to go, the final four can change across all three divisions.



Division One

Dingley continues to be the powerhouse in Division One holding top spot on the ladder. The order of the next three spots is up for grabs between the reigning premiers Heatherton, the 2013 surprise packet Bentleigh and the not-to-be-underestimated St Pauls. All three teams are capable of producing good netball on any given day, so the finals in this Division will be hard fought as all teams are hungry for success. SDNA will have to have their best umpires on hand for this finals series! St Kilda City are not to be dismissed although they have a tough run home and would rely on others to fall over remember girls - anything can happen in netball!


Division Two

Once again Dingley has been in control on top of the Division Two ladder, however, the big movers Carrum Patterson Lakes gave the ladder leaders a scare in Round 10. The CPL girls have moved from 4th after Round 6 to 2nd after Round 10 and are now looking to be serious contenders. Clayton, currently sitting in fifth, have a big chance of sneaking into the four facing winnable games in the last three rounds. St Kilda City and Black Rock will have to play consistent netball to hold their respective positions.


Division Three

This is the only Division where the Dingley juggernaut does not dominate. Dingley, sitting in fifth position on the ladder, have a tough run home and would find it difficult to make it a trifecta for the club. Teams in Division Three have shown great improvement throughout the season seeing many ladder position changes. Top four Bentleigh, Hidden Grove, Lyndale and Cheltenham will be the teams to fight it out, with the girls from Bentleigh playing consistent netball before the break. Lyndale and Cheltenham have had their ups and downs, but keep in mind that the girls from Cheltenham caused an upset in Round 9 with a convincing 10 goal win over Hidden Grove. Supporters will see a different game standard across the finals series from what they witnessed in Round 1.


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