Two-minute was enough for Healesville A grade to change the result to win at the nail-biting game

B grade's Chelsea Bouma with an intercept. Picture: KYLIE ROWE

By Anne-Marie Ebbels

The A grade netball game provided the game of the round with a nail-biter after a big comeback from the Healesville team. 

Belgrave jumped out to big lead of 14 goals at quarter time. 

Healesville started to find their groove in the second quarter winning the quarter by three goals to go into the half time break 11 goals down.

A brilliant third quarter by Healesville with both ends of the court getting the job done reduced the margin to two goals at the final break. 

Belgrave increased their lead early in the final quarter to four goals but a determined Healesville defence turn the ball over to bring the scores level in the final minutes, two quick goals in the final two minutes put Healesville in front to win by the barest of margins.

B grade had a tough week being reduced to seven players early in the first quarter which limited rotation throughout the game.

The team battled hard but Belgrave was too strong and were able to keep their players fresh with rolling rotations in the mid-court.

Healesville were reduced to six fit players for the final two minutes of the game and Belgrave ran out by 35 goals.

In C Grade, Healesville stuck with Belgrave in the first quarter, to into the first break two goals down.

Belgrave come out firing in the second quarter and a series of turnovers gave Belgrave the ascendency and increased their lead to 13 goals at half time.

A stronger defence effort by Healesville in the third quarter couldn’t make dent on the scoreboard with the lead increasing to 18 goals by three quarter time.

Belgrave won the game by 24 goals in the end.

In the football fixture, the U18s played Friday night at Seville, the Healesville team got out of the Bock’s quickly with a three-goal quarter to be 21 points in front at quarter time, they didn’t let Seville have too many scoring opportunities and increased the lead to 54 points by half time. Seville were goalless in the last quarter and Healesville ran out winners by 98 points.

The Reserves let Belgrave get the jump on them in the first three quarters with Belgrave going into the final break 30 points up. Healesville put in a spirited final quarter keeping Belgrave goalless and scoring three goals, but ran out of time to overcome the deficit with Belgrave winning by 12 points.

In the Men Senior game, the first half was a tight tussle with the half time margin only 7 points to Belgrave, despite Belgrave have seven more scoring opportunities than Healesville.

Healesville were accurate in front of goal but the weight of scoring opportunities created by Belgrave saw Belgrave increase their lead to 17 points at three quarter time and Healesville couldn’t get their hands on the ball enough to create scoring opportunities in the final quarter to run down Belgrave who were winners by 37 points.

In the final game, the Senior women took on Belgrave. Healesville dominated the play from the first bounce going into the first break 11 points up.

Healesville continued to generated lots of scoring opportunities throughout the game and could have won by more if they kicked straight.

Belgrave remained scoreless for the game and Healesville ran out winners by 38 points.

Home games this week against Alexandra for the netball and senior mens football and U18s and Womens team play Olinda-Ferny Creek. Football starts from 9am and netball from 11.20am.


Senior Men Healesville 70 defeated by Belgrave 107 Best: N Mende, S Donkin, C Warren, L Daly, D Plozza, D Senior.

Reserves Men Healesville 43 defeated by Belgrave 55 Best: K Jones, D Ebbels, J Simnett, M Renouf, T Campbell, O Benedick.

U18s Healesville 114 defeated Seville 16 Best: B Rutley, J Handasyde, O Moreton, J Ferris, Ga Houlihan.

Womens Healesville 38 defeated Belgrave 0 Best: M Willemsen, C Wilsmore, P Stock, I Watson, A Bryan, M Cameron.


A Grade Healesville 51 defeated Belgrave 50 Best: K Farrow, B Erickson, A Stanley.

B Grade Healesville 36 defeated by Belgrave 71 Best: S Maile, L Rogers, A Stanley.

C Grade Healesville 14 defeated by Belgrave 38 Best: K Bromilow, K Deuart, E Cameron.