Howlong mark Odd Socks day with narrow win over Osborne in Hume netball

TALL ORDER: Howlong's Emma Bridle assesses her options against Osborne. Both teams played in odd socks in memory of Aimee Koehler.
TALL ORDER: Howlong's Emma Bridle assesses her options against Osborne. Both teams played in odd socks in memory of Aimee Koehler.
Howlong players line-up in their odd socks before Saturday's match against Osborne.

Howlong players line-up in their odd socks before Saturday's match against Osborne.

HOWLONG’S Odd Socks day is going from strength to strength.

Howlong's Emma Ley juggles the ball in the Spiders' narrow win on Saturday. Osborne has lost its last three matches by a total of 10 goals. Pictures: JAMES WILTSHIRE

Howlong's Emma Ley juggles the ball in the Spiders' narrow win on Saturday. Osborne has lost its last three matches by a total of 10 goals. Pictures: JAMES WILTSHIRE

Saturday’s seventh annual event raised a record $2940 for headspace Albury-Wodonga in memory of former player Aimee Koehler.

Club spokeswoman Jess Hancock said the day was a huge success.

“We usually hold our Odd Socks day against Henty but we don’t play Henty at home this season so we switched to an Osborne game,” Hancock said.

“It went really well.”

Hancock and Bron McCormack starred in Howlong’s 35-28 victory over an emerging Osborne who have been on the receiving end of a string of narrow losses.

It was the Spiders’ third win.

Big improvers Murray Magpies and Jindera played a 29-all draw.

Undefeated Billabong Crows defeated Holbrook 47-32, Brock-Burrum accounted for CDHBU 55-22, Lockhart beat Henty 43-23 and Rand-Walbundrie-Walla edged out Culcairn 39-31.