Broadfield takes top spot
by Kent Caddick
Broadfield has confirmed its favouritism for this year’s Selwyn premier netball title with a win over defending champions Lincoln in the final round robin match of the season.
It was a tight match throughout and heading into the final quarter at the Lincoln Event Centre — Broadfield and Lincoln were locked together at 45–all.
However, crucially Lincoln turned over the ball several times in the final quarter allowing Broadfield the opportunity to press home the advantage and take the game 61–59 to finish top of the table and secure the number one spot heading into the coming weekend’s semi-finals.
The loss meant Lincoln finished in the fourth spot and will meet Broadfield again this Saturday for a spot in the final.
Greenpark B ended Southbridge’s hopes of making the semis with a 50–46 win and in doing so finished second on the points table.
Greenpark B will meet the club’s A team in the semis after Greenpark A easily brushed aside the challenge of Rolleston, 80–32, to finish third on the table just ahead of Lincoln on points differential.
Broadfield and Lincoln will clash in the first semi, with centre pass scheduled for 11.30am, while the two Greenpark sides will go head to head in the match getting underway at 1pm.
In the Premier two grade semi-finals West Melton will clash with Prebbleton while Southbridge B faces Lincoln B for a spot in the final.
Broadfield’s Sarah Eaton pushes a pass into the shooting circle
Tiesh O’Connell passes during Rolleston’s loss to Greenpark A