Three-way fight to the top

Sharpshooter Rebecca O'Neill in action against Queenscliff. (pictures Mark Heenan Media)

A three-way logjam at the top of the Bellarine Netball League A Grade ladder shows no signs of changing any time soon.

Geelong Amateur, Ocean Grove and Torquay are all but assured of the double chance come finals time with all three sides on 40 points, three games clear of Drysdale.

Ocean Grove has strung 10 wins in a row to sit second on the ladder on percentage.

Ocean Grove’s B Grade remained unbeaten and a game clear on top of the ladder while the C Grade side is also undefeated.

Only a small slither of percentage separates second placed Ocean Grove from top spot in D Grade while the E Grade team is yet to lose a match.

The Under 19s face a battle to claim a finals spot. The side is in sixth spot, equal on points with Geelong Amateur.


A GRADE: Ocean Grove 94 def Newcomb 32. Best: Georgia Ryan, Rebecca O’Neill, Jessica Rankin. Goals: Rebecca O’Neill 71, Ashton O’Brien 14.

B GRADE: Ocean Grove 65 def Newcomb 17. Goals: Nikki Cooke 32, Jesse Sutton 22, Emma Badrock 11.

C GRADE: Ocean Grove 47 def Newcomb 17. Goals: Heidi Bennett 34, Shereen Wolfe 13.

D GRADE: Ocean Grove 39 def Newcomb 16. Goals: Lucy Sampson 20, Tina Birch 10, Hannah Quinn 9.

E GRADE: Ocean Grove won on forfeit

19/U: Ocean Grove bye

17/U Section 1: Ocean Grove bye

17/U Section 2: Ocean Grove bye

15/U Section 1: Ocean Grove bye

15/U Section 1: Ocean Grove 40 def Newcomb 7. Goals: Annika Willis 25, Bella Mawson 15.

13/U Section 1: Ocean Grove bye

13/U Section 2: Ocean Grove 35 def Newcomb 1


A GRADE: Ocean Grove 64 def Queenscliff 37. Best: Jessica Rankin, Kelsey Ollis, Rebecca O’Neill. Goals: Rebecca O’Neill 46, Ashton O’Brien 16, Jesse Sutton 2.

B GRADE: Ocean Grove 59 def Queenscliff 31. Best: Claudia Britt, Emma Jones, Isabel Hackett. Goals: Nikki Cooke 39, Emma Badrock 13, Jesse Sutton 8.

C GRADE: Ocean Grove 41 def Queenscliff 10. Best: Kellie Morrish, Amelia Cunningham, Melissa Briggs. Goals: Amelia Cunningham 24, Kate Titheridge 9, Shereen Wolfe 7.

D GRADE: Ocean Grove 25 def Queenscliff 24. Best: Jorja Connellan, Tina Birch, Zarly Smith. Goals: Tina Birch 15, Hannah Quinn 10.

E GRADE: Ocean Grove 32 def Queenscliff 14. Best: Maggie Lee, Samantha Pownall, Belinda Elliston. Goals: Maggie Lee 16, Famie Needham 12, Belinda Elliston 4.

19/U: Ocean Grove 19 def by Queenscliff 31. Best: Jordan Coad, Chloe Jeffrey. Goals: Isabella Maier 7, Abbey Cowley 4.

17/U Section 1: Ocean Grove 28 def Queenscliff 12. Best: Anika Bult, Charlotte Teague, Lexie Annand. Goals: Anika Bult 19, Maya Hamilton 6, Chelsea Ferguson 3.

17/U Section 2: Ocean Grove 49 def Queenscliff 13. Best: Giselle Dawson, Tylah Foley, Lily Hallam. Goals: Georgie Connolly 14, Alice Molloy 13, Tylah Foley 9, Zoe Hilderbrandt 7, Ruby Hilderbrandt 5.

15/U Section 1: Ocean Grove 17 tied with Queenscliff 17. Best: Bella Wearmouth, Maggie Drake, Ella Brown. Goals: Poppy Hart 11, Adele Mills 3, Bella Wearmouth 3.

15/U Section 2: Ocean Grove 34 def Queenscliff 2. Best: Alice Sampson, Emma Barry, Bella Mawson. Goals: Scarlet Sadler 15, Annika Willis 10, Bella Mawson 9.

13/U Section 1: Ocean Grove 33 def Queenscliff 9. Best: Reagan McKenzie, Alexandra Norgard, Madeleine Gibbon. Goals: Ruby Cook 11, Reagan McKenzie 10, Alice Sampson 6, Alexandra Norgard 4, Billie Cook 2.

13/U Section 2: Ocean Grove 8 tied with Queenscliff 8. Best: Grace van Maasdyk, Olive Coates, Tayah Sterling. Goals: Olivia Clark 3, Tess Wolfe 2, Caitlin Parker 1, Emma Robinson 1, Grace van Maasdyk 1.