Tight at the top in Selwyn netball
by Kent Caddick
With one round robin match to go until the semi-finals of the Selwyn premier netball competition, Broadfield is installing itself as favourites to break the Lincoln stranglehold on the title, which it has held for the last five years.
In one of the tightest competitions in years, all six teams are still in with a mathematical chance of making the semis.
However, Broadfield with its 55–42 win over Greenpark B at the Lincoln Event Centre on Saturday is three points clear at the top of the table and assured of a spot in the semis.
Lincoln, which is in a rebuilding season with lots of new young talent on its books, is in second place on the points table, three points behind Broadfield, following a 70–70 draw with Greenpark A on Saturday afternoon.
The two points for the draw were vital to Greenpark A’s chances of making the semis as it allowed them to close the gap on Southbridge and Greenpark B to just one point. Southbridge was a relative comfortable winner against Rolleston, 67–49, on the weekend and a win against Greenpark B this coming weekend should see them through to the semis. Rolleston, which is currently bottom of the table, could still make the semis but will need to beat Greenpark A this weekend and hope Southbridge can down Greenpark B.
The other match this weekend will be a top of the table clash between Lincoln and Broadfield giving the winner bragging rights heading into the semis.
In the Premier two division, West Melton, Southbridge B, Lincoln B and Prebbleton are all assured of semi-final spots, with West Melton undefeated so far this round and likely to continue that form when it plays bottom placed Broadfield B this weekend.
Greenpark’s Laura Williams fires off a pass
Lincoln’s Char Porima looks to get a pass away under pressure from
her Greenpark opposite Amy McClintock