Bendigo FNLMatch Previews | Top teams Gisborne and Kangaroo Flat meet in this Saturday’s ninth round of A-grade netball action in the Bendigo Bank Bendigo FNL season.

The ladder-leading Gisborne has home-court advantage at Gardiner Reserve as first takes on second from 2.30pm.

In last year’s run to premiership glory, Gisborne was beaten in both home-and-away contests by the Kangaroos.

The Bulldogs’ tally of five defeats in ’23 included a 42-44 result on the Kangaroos’ court at Dower Park in round four, and 25-32 loss at home in the 13th round.

The Tarryn Rymer-coached Gisborne turned things around to beat Flat, 37-31 in the qualifying final.

A week later and the Roos premiership race was ended in a one-goal loss to Castlemaine in the first semi-final.

Just as they have done for several seasons, Gisborne and Kangaroo Flat are among the leading pack in this year’s race for premiership glory.

The unbeaten Gisborne won last Saturday’s hard-fought match at Castlemaine by 14 goals as the Jayden Cowling-coached Kangaroo Flat had the bye.

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