HFNL Weekly Netball Wrap: Round 4

HFNL Weekly Netball Wrap: Round 4

28th April 2023

A Cap of Last Week’s Results

Emily Finch was a major contributor in the goal circle last week shooting 57 goals to help her team get a comfortable win over Terang Mortlake in what was a high scoring match 75 – 50.  Sharni Moloney was a consistent performer for the bloods.

Koroit easily accounted for Port Fairy outsourcing the seagulls 72 – 26.  Nell Mitchell scored 62 goals while Jessica Allen had another great game for Port Fairy.

South Warrnambool continued their dominance with a 35 goal win against Warrnambool.  The Blues will need a few more weeks under their belt before we start seeing their best but no doubt the question is already being asked – who will be the main challenge for the Roosters?

North Warrnambool looked a little more comfortable when they defeated the young Camperdown side  67 – 31.  The younger magpies are no doubt learning more every week and are gaining a lot of experience playing regular Open netball.  I look forward to watching their results more closely as the season progresses.  

In the Anzac Day clash, played in warm conditions at Hanlon Park, Portland got off to a flying start scoring the first 6 goals.  The Tigers lost a player to injury and the Hamilton Kangaroos settled and took a 6 goal lead into the main break.  The Tigers challenged Hamilton for the whole game but the Kangaroos managed a 4 goal win at the final siren.  

Milestone Games

Kim Wines – Congratulations to Kim Wines from the North Warrnambool Eagles FNC who will play her 250th Senior game this Saturday.  Kim has been a great role model to so many during her netball career and this milestone is an amazing achievement.  Kim tasted Premiership success in Division 2 in 2007 and 2008  and has won Club Best and Fairest awards on 4 occasions.  Kim has also coached many different grades and has been a significant contributor to the Club taking on many other roles over the years.    Awesome Effort Kim, let’s hope your team can help you get a win on the weekend.  

Sarah Cowling – Congratulations to Sarah Cowling who will play her 200th Open game this Saturday.  This is a significant achievement to play at a high level for many years.  Sarah has won multiple Open Best and Fairest Club Awards, has been her team Captain and a Hampden FNL representative at Interleague in 2019.  An amazing achievement Sarah and best of luck on Saturday.Mikayla Doran – Congratulations to Mikayla Doran, also from the North Warrnambool Eagles FNC who will play her 100th game this weekend.    Great Effort Mikayla.  Well Done! 


Umpire Accreditation

Congratulations to Indi Ryan and Mia Spong from the Hamilton Kangaroos who were both tested for their C Badge Accreditation on Anzac Day and were successful.  Thanks to Suzie O’Brien and Karen Huf who are both doing some great work with the Umpires in the Hamilton district and it’s great to see and acknowledge the rewards for their work.   Well done to you all.

My Predictions for Round 4 – Split Round

On Saturday, Camperdown take on Warrnambool in what will be another tough game for the Magpies.  Warrnambool should be starting to find some form and will be too tall and strong for their younger opponents and will earn the four points here.

In the other game being played this weekend, North Warrnambool take on Cobden at Bushfield.  In favourable weather conditions, I expect this game to be highly skilled and fast paced.  Cobden, with a few more experienced players, will have the upper hand but let’s hope the rain will stay away and we get to witness a great spectacle.  

The following weekend (May 6th) Terang Mortlake play Portland at Terang.  This will be a closely contested match where both teams have experience and youth on their playing list.  The bloods might have the upper edge through their centre court and with accurate shooting will win narrowly.

In the other match on May 6th, Port Fairy travel to Melville Oval to take on Hamilton.  The Kangaroos boast some experienced skilled players and will have too many winners across the court for the seagulls.  The Kangaroos will win comfortably.

The final round 4 Match was played on Good Friday between Koroit and South Warrnambool where the Roosters took a 30 goal win over the Koroit Saints.

Good Luck to all teams competing this weekend.

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