Melton South get bragging rights

August 09, 2011, 09:24 PM AEST


BY TEO PELLIZZERI – Melton & Moorabool Express Telegraph

MELTON South won bragging rights as Ballarat Netball League’s best-of-the-rest after a six-goal win against Agrade rival Melton at the weekend.

The Panthers can’t make the finals this season but jumped Melton to claim seventh on the ladder with the 44-38 win.

Ballarat sits sixth with 38 points with only two rounds remaining, 10 ahead of Melton South and Melton.

Lisa Summers shot 24 goals for Melton South in the victory, while Kate Williams shot 22 for Melton.

Bacchus Marsh moved into prime position to challenge Redan for third place on the ladder as it showed little mercy to North Ballarat City, winning 70-6.

In other results, East Point 48 defeated Redan 31, Lake Wendouree 64 beat Ballarat 31, and Sebastopol 32 defeated Sunbury 31.

Finals-bound Darley had the bye to move to 46 points, in fifth behind Bacchus Marsh and Redan on percentage.

The ladder after 16 rounds is: East Point 62, Lake Wendouree 58, Redan 46 (177%), Bacchus Marsh 46 (153%), Darley 46 (138%), Ballarat 38, Melton South 28 (69%), Melton 28 (55%), Sebastopol 20, North Ballarat City 16, Sunbury 4

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