Rolleston wins on premier return

by Kent Caddick

Rolleston has made a winning return to top-flight netball with a win over premier competition leaders Broadfield at the Lincoln Event Centre on Saturday.

Rolleston, which was promoted from the Premier two competition for round three of the premiership, held off Broadfield to take the match by just one goal, 55–54.

With all points cleared for round three Greenpark B finds itself top of the table on points differential after it upset defending champions Lincoln.

Greenpark B withstood all that Lincoln could throw at it, including some aggressive defence, to outplay the youthful Lincoln side, taking the match 55–46. No such joy for the Greenpark A side as it was outplayed by Southbridge, which won the encounter 57–53, to sit in third place after one game of round three.

In the Premier 2 division Southbridge B had a comfortable 63–34 win over Malvern, West Melton downed Lincoln B 55–43, and Prebbleton proved too strong for Broadfield B, winning 43–37.

Full results: Premier 1: Rolleston 55–54 Broadfield; Southbridge  57–53 Greenpark A; Greenpark B 55–46 Lincoln. Premier 2: Southbridge B 63–34 Malvern; West Melton 55–43 Lincoln B; Prebbleton 43–37 Broadfield B. 

Lincoln centre Char Porima moves the ball forward

Leah Zygmant slots another goal for Greenpark