ELMORE has continued its dominance of the HDFNL netball competition by notching up a third-straight win over one of last season's finalists.
The Bloods, led by strong performances from Cayde Hayes and defender Tahnee Cannan, accounted for Mount Pleasant 72-34.
Another impressive victory followed big wins over Colbinabbin last week and reigning premier White Hills in their standalone contest on Good Friday.
Bloods coach Sue Borserio hailed the win as 'a good team effort'.
"We are happy with our whole club's performances to date, from our 13-and-under team through to A grade," she said.
"All are very competitive and are improving each week.
"We have our practice matches sorted for the next three weeks and will use our bye weekend to play one of them."
In a sign of increased depth, Elmore was without young gun Abbey Hromenko and Carly Demeo from recent weeks.
Hromenko was away competing at the national track and field championships in Sydney, where she finished seventh in the heptathlon.
Borserio said the club fully encouraged its players to take part in other sports and passions and was rapt with her achievement.
The Blues were making their return to action after a bye in round one and got solid performances from one of the stars of their 17-and-under premiership team in 2019 Ivy Harrop, Paris Bickley and Megan Baird.
Perhaps in a sign of a more even competition than in previous years, underneath the Bloods, only one other team, North Bendigo, remains undefeated.
The Bulldogs continued their impressive form to start the season, notching up a crucial away game win against Leitchville Gunbower 48-20.
A loss for the Bombers came off the back of a defeat at White Hills in their opening round encounter.
Unlucky not to be 2-0 after narrowly losing to North Bendigo in round one, Huntly looked impressive in accounting for opening round winners Heathcote 61-29.
Despite a loss, Lockington Bamawm United produced one of its best performances in some years against Colbinabbin.
The Grasshoppers won 54-29 at Lockington to move to 1-1.
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