Broadfield tightens grip

by Kent Caddick

Broadfield has retained top spot in the Selwyn premier netball competition with a convincing win over close challengers Greenpark A on the weekend.

Following a convincing 62–50 win over Greenpark, Broadfield now has a two-point gap at the top of the table over defending champions Lincoln.

Lincoln kept in touch with Broadfield with a comfortable 67–35 win over Southbridge B, which has yet to register a win after two rounds.

The closest match of the weekend was a thoroughly entertaining clash between Southbridge A and Greenpark B at the Lincoln Event Centre.

Neither side could establish any dominance for most of the match, however, in the final quarter Greenpark was forced to play catch-up and at the final whistle came up short, with Southbridge A taking the game and the points 48–45.

In the Premier two division Rolleston has opened up a four-point gap at the top of the table with 59–34 win over its closest rival Broadfield B.

Lincoln B move into the third spot after a narrow 47–43 win over West Melton, while Prebbleton rolled Burnham 51–36 in the other match of the round.

The competition takes a break this weekend for the school holidays.