BROADFORD appears on track to make finals across all of its senior netball grades in the Outer East Football Netball competition.
The Roos sit fourth on the division two A Grade ladder after a pair of wins in round 15, including a victory against Yea in the club’s first ever netball game under lights.
Broadford started its double-header round with a 52-19 win against the Tigers on Thursday night, following it up with a 68-26 belting of Kinglake to improve its record to 7-6 with only four rounds to play.
Caitlin Hinrichsen was a key player in both victories, netting 42 goals against Yea and 48 against the Lakers in back-to-back dominant performances.
Brooke Currell, celebrating her 200th game, and the versatile Ally Black were also among the Roos’ best against Kinglake, while defender Ebony Heers played superbly under lights against the Tigers.
Broadford has a chance to further entrench itself in the A Grade top four when it travels to play fifth-place Yarra Junction on Saturday.
The Roos’ B Grade team is also priming itself for a finals run, sitting third with nine wins and three losses after a 56-35 win against Yea on Thursday night followed by a 43-17 smothering of Kinglake on Saturday.
Rhonwyn Whiteside, Kate Berger and Natalie Fletcher led the way on Saturday.
Broadford’s C Grade team made it a clean sweep across all six senior games, downing Yea 60-11 and Kinglake 30-13. The Roos C Grade sits third with a 9-3 record.
The 17 and under side played only one game, winning the closest match of the round 22-18 against Yea on Thursday night.
The junior side tops the ladder, with a bye coming up this weekend.
Broadford’s senior footballers were unable to emulate the success of the netball sides, with the combined Broadford-Yea side losing to Kinglake in the Outer East league’s division two competition on Saturday.
The Roos were only 10 points adrift of the Lakers at quarter time but failed to keep pace thereafter, losing 5.2 (32) to 14.15 (99).
Ben Wilsmore, one of the Yea players to feature in the combination side, was the team’s best player, kicking a goal, while the usual contributors including Braydon Hardstaff, Angus Norris, Liam Lucas, William Schwab and Lachlan Phillips were also in the thick of the action.
Joining Wilsmore on the goal-kickers list were Hardstaff, Tynan Howard, Neil Johnson and Shanyn Kearney, each with singles.
The combination will travel to play Yarra Junction on Saturday as it continues its search for a second win in in 2022.