Tight finish for A Grade netball champions

Olinda-Ferny Creek have dominated A Grade in recent years. Picture: ON FILE

The A Grade Netball saw the performance of the day. Olinda-Ferny Creek have dominated A Grade in recent years to such an extent that their only loss since the 2016 Grand Final was against Belgrave in Round 11 of 2018. They have since won another 36 consecutive matches and two premierships. Undaunted by their opponent, the Hawks established a lead early and were able to get out to a handy margin of about 10 goals before the Bloods were able to respond in the second half and forced a draw. This is the first time that Monbulk had taken some points against Olinda in A Grade since 2012.

Monbulk 41 drew Olinda-Ferny Creek 41

Best: Tiana Mancarella, Tarnee Adams, Stephanie Puopolo

Goals: Tarnee Adams 19, Stephanie Puopolo 19, Sophie Stubbs 3

The B Grade girls continued their good form by defeating the previously unbeaten Olinda side with a great wet weather game after quarter time. They now have a 3-1 win-loss record and have secured 4th spot on the ladder.

Monbulk 34 def. Olinda-Ferny Creek 23

Best: Georgia Himmelreich, Fleur de Wit, Iris de Wit

Goals: Iris de Wit 23, Olivia Crook 7, Dayna Walsham 4

In C Grade the undefeated top of the ladder Olinda side had to work hard to shake off a gallant Monbulk team.

Monbulk 17 def by Olinda-Ferny Creek 40

Best: Tasha Selby, Courtney Witt, Indy Bakker

Goals: Jamie Sands 15, Chloe Schmidtke 2