THE Bendigo Netball League reigning premiers, Gisborne, fought out a tough victory against this season’s surprise packet in Kyneton.
Despite Kyneton hitting the lead in the final quarter, it wasn’t enough to beat Gisborne in the Good Friday match.
The final score was 53-50.
Gisborne coach Kerryn Jorgenson said she was proud of her team’s four quarter effort.
“There really wasn’t a stand-out player for us,” she said.
“It was an all-round team performance.”
Jorgenson said heading into the match she knew it would be difficult facing Kyneton, who had won both of their first two games.
“There is obviously a rivalry between the two clubs and I knew the girls were keen to get the win,” she said.
“The game was physical.
“But we are just happy to get the win.”
Jorgenson said the girls’ ability to win in a close game would hold them in good stead going forward.
“It was great to grind out the win,” she said.
“Hopefully later on in the season knowing that we can win in close games will help us.
“They were up by a goal in the last quarter but we toughed it out, got back in it.”
In other Friday games, Kangaroo Flat continued its perfect start to the season, winning by nine goals against Golden Square.
The game was played under lights at Beck Legal Oval, with the Roos winning in a competitive match.
The final score 46-35.
Gisborne and Kangaroo Flat are now the only undefeated teams left in the competition.
Castlemaine also hosted Maryborough in their round three match.
Both teams were chasing their first wins of the season, with Maryborough coming out on top.
The final score 51-21.
The remainder of the round three matches will be played on Saturday afternoon.