Borough set for pivotal contest

Laura Clarkson

Laura Clarkson

TWO wins clear of their nearest rival, Maryborough and Golden Square will be fighting to gain a psychological edge in Saturday's A-grade netball match at Princes Park.

This contest on Maryborough's court is likely to be a preview to an elimination final later this month.

The Borough has an 8-6 record and is fifth on the ladder.

Golden Square, 9-5, is on the rebound from an eight-goal loss at Kyneton last round.

Confidence in the Maryborough line-up rose as it scored a 24-goal victory in its latest hit-out at Strathfieldsaye.

In a crucial clash between fifth and sixth it was the Magpies who soared to an impressive win.

The Borough will again look to Jordan MacIlwain in goal, Alicia Cassidy in the centre and goal attack Laura Clarkson to continue their great form.

In their previous meeting it was Golden Square which triumphed on the MyJet Oval court by 19 goals.

The competition's top three will all start favourites in the 15th round.

Kangaroo Flat is likely to have too much goalscoring power and mid-court skill for South Bendigo to hold over four quarters.

On a weekend where the club celebrates its 150th anniversary, Kangaroo Flat's netballers will be doing all they can to join the winning run.

The Roos go into this match with a record of 12 wins, one draw and one loss.

The second-placed Gisborne is at home for its clash with Eaglehawk.

In last weekend's play Gisborne fought on to beat South Bendigo by 16 goals on the QEO court.

The Hawks are on the rebound from a five-goal loss in last Sunday's match at Castlemaine.

Kyneton will be aiming to continue its run of home-court victories when it takes on Strathfieldsaye.

Kyneton will be determined to build momentum in the run to a long-awaited appearance in the A-grade finals.

Sandhurst and Castlemaine do battle on the court in the QEO precinct. 

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