FINALS RACE HEATS UP IN WRFL NETBALL
With three games remaining in the Victoria University WRFL Netball competition, the race towards finals is heating up.
Spotswood Gold and Sunshine 1 are in a tough battle for fourth position on the Division 1 ladder.
Spotswood Gold suffered a loss on Friday, losing to Point Cook Blue by 22-goals.
Point Cook Blue extended their lead at every break, recording their eighth win of the season.
Defender Avana Hobson and star shooter Jenna Goricanec played well in the 51-29 victory.
Sunshine 1 got their season back on track with a win over Braybrook Priest.
Only two goals separated the two sides at half-time, but it was Sunshine who came out firing in the second quarter, scoring 12 goals and restricting Braybrook Priest to just six goals.
The third quarter proved to be the difference, with Sunshine 1 winning 37 to 30.
Bonnie Lethlean and Casey Smart both played well.
Braybrook Whitten is placed in second spot on the ladder after a 44-32 victory over North Footscray.
The Brookers, led by defender Taylah Chamra, put in a strong four quarter performance, scoring nine goals in the opening quarter, 12 in the second, 12 in the third quarter and then another 10 goals in the final quarter.
The win is their ninth of the season.
Point Cook Red scored 20-goal victory over Point Cook Centrals 2.
Stacey Grant shot 35 of Point Cook Red’s 48 goals.
In Division 2, Glen Orden have won their third straight game, defeating Point Cook White by four goals.
An 11 goal to three first quarter was the difference, with the win positioning the Hawks in fourth place on the ladder.
Sunshine 2’s winning streak extended on Friday night, with the team scoring its fourth straight win, defeating finals contender Manor Lakes by six goals.
Ladder-leaders Spotswood Green also scored their fourth straight win, defeating Glen Orden Brown 58-9.
Maryanne Baars, Ashleigh Withers and Laura Trotter all played well.
6.30pm – Braybrook Priest v North Footscray
6.30pm – North Sunshine v Point Cook Red
7.30pm – Braybrook Whitten v Point Cook Blue
7.30pm – Point Cook Centrals 2 v Sunshine 1
8.30pm – Point Cook Centrals 1 v Spotswood Gold
6.30pm – Sunshine 2 v Spotswood Green
7.30pm – Glen Orden Gold v Manor Lakes
8.30pm – Braybrook Hawkins v Point Cook White
8.30pm – Albion v Glen Orden Brown