SHEPPARTON UNITED V EUROA
Shepparton United will be looking to keep its finals hopes alive when it welcomes Euroa to Deakin Reserve.
The Demons come into the game looking to rebound from its loss to cross-town rival the Shepparton Swans while Euroa will be desperate to keep its place at the top of the ladder.
Tylah Marchbank was best on court for the Magpies in the win over Benalla while Grace Warnock and Kellie Davidson also had good games.
Mia Sudomirski was a target for the Magpies in the attacking third and she didn’t disappoint with 49 goals.
She will once again be a handful for the United defenders.
United will look to mid-courter Laura Cole and shooters Georgie Walpole and Diaz Barzen to try and take it to the visiting Magpies.
In the end, I think Euroa will be get the win to remain at the top of the ladder.
SEYMOUR V BENALLA
Seymour will be looking to consolidate its place at the top end of the ladder when it plays host to 11th place Benalla.
The Lions currently sit in third place with a 9-3 record.
Coach Ellie Fuhrmeister (nee O’Sullivan) will be warning her players against taking Benalla lightly and to make sure they continue to build good habits heading into the finals.
Benalla will look to Megan Morrison and Jo Toms who were two of the team’s shining lights in the loss to Euroa while shooters Mikaylah Lessing and Natalie Pritchard will play an important role in trying to build some pressure on the Lions if they can make their chances count on the scoreboard.
In the end, the Lions have too much depth on their playing roster to drop this contest.
MANSFIELD V TATURA
Tatura will be looking to avoid a fourth straight defeat and at the same get its season back on track when it makes the long trip to the Alpine Country to take on the winless Mansfield Eagles.
The Eagles have shown glimpses of what they are capable of when they are on as a team, but the challenge for them is to put it together for four quarters.
The Bulldogs have lost their past three games – all to teams inside the top six, but they haven’t been bad losses.
They will look to Jasmine Fraser, Molly Boyle and Molly Kennedy to continue their strong form while shooter Julia Clark will look to capitalise on the team’s good work up the court to put a score on the board to ensure the visitors walk away with the four points.
ROCHESTER V SHEPPARTON
Shepparton is chasing another win that will take it a step closer to qualifying for the finals.
Coach Tracey Brereton is looking for her team to develop some consistency, having won three of its past five games, including claiming the scalps of Mooroopna and Tatura.
Shooters Kim Borger, Jane Cook and Ella Sidebottom are going to be a handful for the Rochester defensive unit to curb and shut out the game.
Bree Robinson was solid at wing defence for the Bears’ in the 20 goal win over Mooroopna in her 200th club game.
She will be important while the Bears try to negotiate a period without some regulars in the squad due to injury.
Rochester will look to young shooter Teal Hocking, Eloise Cuttriss and Bridgette Holt to lead the way for the Tigers who still remain an outside chance of playing finals if it can keep winning.
This will be a tough challenge for the Tigers and it will be Bears shooters who guide them to victory.
SHEPPARTON SWANS V MOOROOPNA
If the Shepparton Swans want to play finals, then the equation is simple.
Win the remaining six games and hope other results fall in their favour.
Failure to do that, starting at home to the second placed Cats and then it could be curtains for 2023.
Mid-courter Tayla Clohesy, defender Klarindah Hudson and Chelsea McDonald in goals will be important if the Swans are to push the Cats.
The Cats are still trying to find their best combination as they move towards the finals.
Caitlin McLachlan and Bree Hanslow were strong contributors in the Cats’ 20-goal loss to Shepparton last round while shooters Ash Lancaster and Ella Ogier in attacking third for the Cats will be looking to try help their team back onto the winners’ list.
This will be a tight contest, but I think the Cats have the depth to take care of the Swans.
ECHUCA V KYABRAM
This should be a good game of netball.
Echuca is shooting for a fifth consecutive win while Kyabram is chasing a fourth straight win after not winning a game until breaking through in Mansfield in round 10.
Hollie Reid and Jemma Hall have been in really good form during the recent purple patch which has seen the Bombers overcome Mansfield, Benalla and Rochester in the past three weeks.
Shooter Alyssa Treblicock has been one of the team’s other consistent players this season and she will need to have another good game to try and get on top of defensive duo Lauren Jones and Ashlea Mangan of the Murray Bombers.
Steph Vick, Sheridan Townrow and Belinda Lees will be others that will be trying to continue their good form to ensure another four points for the Murray Bombers.