OFC A-grade still on top

Krista Tomlinson in action against Berwick.

 Olinda Ferny Creek travelled to Edwin Flack Reserve to take on Berwick in Premier Division Netball on Saturday 8 June.

With the 17 and under team having a bye, D-grade was the opening game.

Berwick was top of the table with Olinda Ferny Creek sitting in fifth position.

Berwick was far too strong, winning every quarter to run out a 28-goal winner (46 to 18) and prove why it’s the team to beat.

Adriana Hawkins, Mary Taylor and Keely Butler battled hard for the Swannies.

C-grade was a fascinating contest between two evenly matched sides.

The contest was close all game, with Olinda Ferny Creek leading by two goals at quarter time and maintaining that lead at half time.

The lead stretched out to six goals at three quarter time but Berwick had a late rally in the last quarter, drawing within one goal.

The Swannies held on to run out two-goal victors, 32 to 30.

Maddy Smith and Kate Mikulandra both played well in defence, with Ella Grigg fighting hard in the mid-court.

Olinda Ferny Creek’s B-grade retained top spot on the ladder with an eight-goal victory over the Wickers, 48 to 40.

The girls were consistent throughout the game winning every quarter against a tenacious opponent.

The girls remain undefeated this season.

Jane Batey, Ash Cartlidge and Rhi Pendleton were among the best players for Olinda Ferny Creek.

A-grade saw the top-placed Olinda Ferny Creek take on a Berwick side desperate to keep in touch with the top five.

Berwick really took it up to the Bloods in the first half and the game was in the balance at half time.

The second half was all Olinda Ferny Creek and the girls raced away to a commanding 45-goal victory (75 to 30) to retain top spot on the ladder.

Alice Paget, Peri Stewart and Krista Tomlinson all had a strong game for Olinda Ferny Creek.

It’s a netball feast at Olinda Recreation Reserve this coming Saturday 15 June, when Olinda Ferny Creek hosts both Cranbourne and Berwick with seven games of netball.

The action starts from 8.40am.