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Ella Cameron looking for options. Picture: SUPPLIED

By Anne-Marie Ebbels

Football and netball are back.

The Healesville seniors, reserves, A and B Grade netball all had byes, but the U18s and Womens football and C Grade netball all in action on Saturday.

The U18s controlled the game from start to finish, by the end of the first quarter the U18s were 12 points in front of Upwey-Tecoma at the first break and had extended the lead to 22 points by half time.

Upwey-Tecoma hit back in the third quarter, but Healesville maintained a 26 point lead into the final break. A dominant final quarter saw Healesville keep Upwey-Tecoma goalless to come out big winners by 66 points.

The women started slowly in the twilight game at Olinda with Olinda-Ferny Creek jumping out to one 11-point lead at quarter time.

The Healesville team hit back in the second quarter with seven scoring shots to one and keeping Olinda-Ferny Creek goalless to go into the half time break one point down.

Poor kicking in front of goal by the Healesville kept Olinda-Ferny Creek in the game with Olinda-Ferny Creek leading by 3 points at the final break. Healesville controlled possession in the final quarter to run out winners by 18 points.

In the only netball game for the week, C Grade had a tough game against the strong defensive game played by Yarra Junction.

The first quarter Healesville stuck with Yarra Junction, but the full court defensive game took its toll on the Healesville trying to get the ball into the goal circle to create scoring opportunities.

Healesville defence stood up well under pressure, but the number of scoring shots generated by Yarra Junction meant they were fighting a losing battle.

Yarra Junction were winners by 19 goals.

Healesville are still looking for a few netball players for the season, so if interested come down on Thursday night at 6pm to Don Road Complex.

This week Mens football and A and B Grade netball are at Powelltown, and U18s are playing at Mt Evelyn, Womens football are playing at home on Friday night against Upwey-Tecoma.

The first club home game is on 25 April for Anzac Day.

There will be free entry to the venue on the day with football starting at 9am and netball from 11am.


U18s Healesville 98 defeated Upwey Tecoma 32 Best: T Barclay, L Warner, L Senti, R Cameron, T Neumann, M Holland

Womens Healesville 38 defeated Olinda Ferny Creek 20 Best: C Wilsmore, M Schelfhout, P Pavic, A Bryan, D Carrucan, M Cameron


C Grade Healesville 6 defeated by Yarra Junction 25 Best: E Cameron, S Aloi