HFNL Weekly Netball Wrap: Round 8

HFNL Weekly Netball Wrap: Round 8

31st May 2024

A couple of surprise results for me in Round 7

The young Camperdown side upset the ladder leaders with a hard fought 2 goal win. I have looked back over the results of the Camperdown games so far this season and I think if the Pies turn some of the loss they had in the early games to wins in the second round it does beg the question can the Magpies make the five in 2024?  The Camperdown side had a ripper of a 3rd quarter getting out to an eleven-goal lead after the game was even at the main break. As expected, South came out firing in the final term but playing catch up was tough and Camperdown held their nerve to win. South a little undermanned, however congratulations to Camperdown for downing the ladder leaders. 

Warrnambool had a strong win against the inform Eagles, forcing their way into the top five on percentage. The Blues’ Bel Baker & Eva Ryan combining well in the Goal circle, the reliable Amy Wormald standing up down back and Carly Peake lively through the mid court was enough to cause North’s downfall. North Warrnambool a little undermanned, A valuable win for the Blues.

The Bombers have really found form over the last few weeks and had a strong win over the Tigers.

Koroit hit their straps with a strong win over the Bloods. The scores indicate nothing in the match until half time with the saints pulling away strongly in the second half. Nell Mitchell & Indi O’Connor shooting well for the winners.

Port Fairy started well against the Hamilton Kangaroos and continued to outscore the opposition in each quarter. Jessika Tobin Salzman putting 48 goals on the board.

Round 8

Warrnambool take on Terang/Mortlake at the Reid, and for the winner a place in the five. Warrnambool’s confidence will be up after the strong win last week and the Bloods will be determined after last weeks’  loss. Warrnambool by a couple.

The Rooster will take on Port Fairy at home. South to come out fired up after the result last week and will defeat the Seagulls by a solid margin.

Camperdown take on the Portland Tigers at Leura Oval. Can the Pies continue their good form from last week? As I have said before, the Portland Tigers are playing strong netball but not for the full four quarters. Camperdown’s strong form will continue this week.

Koroit meet Hamilton, I have not seen either of these teams in the last couple of weeks so just on form alone Koroit to win comfortably.

North Warrnambool travel to the Cobden Community Bank Recreation Reserve to take on the Bombers. I believe the winner of this match will hold second place and the vanquished team will drop to fourth on the ladder, by the end of the day.  Both coaches know the importance of this win and that it will set their teams up moving towards the second round. North Warrnambool in a tight tussle.

All the Best to the Junior Hampden sides playing at the association championship in Ballarat this Sunday. Many thanks Warrnambool Toyota for their Support for the Hampden Junior Association teams.  If all goes well we will have our junior sides joining the Open side representing the Bottle Greens on finals day in Melbourne.

Go Hampden

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