Rain couldn’t stop Healesville’s love for netball and football

Kathleen Bromilow looking for options. Picture: KYLIE ROWE

By Anne-Marie Ebbels

All teams played home this weekend, with C Grade netball getting the best of the condition with their game over before the rain came.

C Grade got off to a good start against Powelltown going into the first break four goals up.

Powelltown hit back in the second quarter and evened up the score at half-time.

A tight third quarter had Powelltown edge in front by two goals at three-quarter time.

Healesville struggled to convert their opportunities in the final quarter and Powelltown ran out winners by eight goals.

The first quarter in the B Grade game went goal for goal and there was nothing splitting the teams at quarter time.

Powelltown edged ahead in the second quarter to go into the halftime break with a three-goal lead.

The rain came in the second half making conditions slippery.

Powelltown managed to extend their lead at three-quarter time to six goals.

The conditions got worst throughout the final quarter making it difficult for Healesville to claw back the deficit and Powelltown were winners by seven goals.

Steady rain had set in by the time the U18s took the field, Healesville got out to a strong start with two quick goals on the board to into the first break with a 14-point lead.

Mt Evelyn hit back in the second quarter with two goals of their own to reduce the Healesville lead to three points at half time.

The third quarter was dour affair with the conditions making the game highly contested.

Mt Evelyn managed to break free and score the only goal of the quarter to go into the final break with a two-point lead.

Both teams fought hard in the final quarter with healesville left to rue their misses in front of goal early in the game with Mt Evelyn taking the game by two points.

In the wet slippery conditions both teams got off to a good start making the conditions look better than they were with nine goals scored in the first quarter. Healesville slowed the Powelltown scoring in the second quarter to go into the long break with a 34-point lead.

Healesville dominated play in the third quarter but struggled to convert their opportunities on the score board.

Healesville kept Powelltown scoreless after halftime to run out winners by 59 points.

With ladies day in full swing, the seniors took to the field with ten scoring shots to one in the first quarter Healesville went into the first break 29 points up.

A tighter second quarter saw Healesville’s scoring opportunities curtailed only scoring two goals to increase their lead to 44 points at half time.

A strong second half saw Healesville continue to dominate the game and increase their lead, but inaccuracy in front of goal kept the final margin to 111 points.

Next week Healesville is playing Warburton-Millgrove at Warburton.

The Women are playing Friday night at Don Road at 7pm and the U18s head to Woori Yallock.


Senior Men Healesville 118 defeated Powelltown 7

Best: L Potts, C Warren, M Donegan, D Sissins, A Edwards, C Frazzetto

Reserves Men Healesville 85 defeated Powelltown 26

Best: C Boeder, C Young, K Brown, T Tweedie, S Mansfield, T Cigetic

U18 Healesville 28 defeated by Mt Evelyn 30

Best: R Brendish, L Warner, J Collins, R Bode, S Anderson, A Biddiscombe


B Grade Healesville 31 defeated by Powelltown 38

Best: S Maile, L Rogers, E Hyatt

C Grade Healesville 13 defeated by Powelltown 21

Best: C Wild, E Birch, L Cole