BFNL emerges as firm favourite for senior premiership

BALLARAT Football Netball League goes into the Central Highlands Regional State Netball League firm favourite for the senior premiership.

The BFNL claimed the minor premiership with an unblemished record.

Ballarat rounded out its home and away campaign with a 66-34 win over the Ballarat Netball Association’s Eureka on Friday night.

Riddell District and Maryborough Castlemaine District FNL had a much closer tussle.

The sea-sawing battle ended up going to Riddell 43-38.

The MCDFNL’s Jess Williamson, playing through wing attack, caused most of the damage early.

Riddell had difficulty containing her speed and drives.

Goalkeeper Ashlee Lierich was again one of Maryborough’s best as her aerial abilities limited Riddell District’s scoring opportunities.

The switch of Danielle Davidson from goalkeeper to wing attack for Riddell in the second half proved to be pivotal.

Semi-finals will be played on Friday night, with the two winners progressing to the grand final on Sunday, March 30.

OPEN

Riddell District FL 14 d MCDFNL 38

Ballarat FNL 66 d Eureka 34

17/UNDER

Riddell District FL 51 d MCDFNL 21

Ballarat FNL 47 d Eureka 38

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