A memorable ANZ Premiership season has come to an exciting climax with the Northern Mystics winning their first ever title, defeating Mainland Tactix 61-59 in a thrilling grand final in front of almost 5,000 fans in Auckland.
So, now the stage is set. The ANZ Premiership Grand Final will be contested between the Northern Mystics and the Mainland Tactix at Spark Arena in Auckland. Both sides will be looking for their first ever National League title.
Photo: Tayla Earle (Mystics) - by Steve McLeod ROUND 15 SUMMARY By Ian Harkin With the three playoff teams having already been decided and Mystics locked in for the big one, the only thing left to do was find out which team would host the Elimination Final. First up, it was Steel as they
At Netball Scoop, we've been conducting our own MVP voting since 2015, firstly on the ANZ Championship, and then on Suncorp Super Netball. But up till now, we hadn't done the same with the ANZ Premiership. This year we've put that right.
Round 14 of the ANZ Premiership was the round that the three playoff teams were decided. Ladder leaders, the Northern Mystics cemented their position on top of the ladder and will now play off in the Grand Final at Spark Arena in Auckland. Meanwhile, second and third placed Mainland Tactix and Southern Steel, both had wins to book their place in the Preliminary Final.
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There are just two rounds left in the ANZ Premiership before the finals begin. At this stage, there are four teams still in contention. Round 13 saw the ladder really take shape and it began on Friday with a match postponed from round 11.
Round 12 may go down as the round when Northern Mystics really put their stamp on the competition. Having beaten Stars, the previous ladder leaders, by eight goals just seven days earlier, they went out and did exactly the same again on their home court.
The first game of the round saw the much awaited top of the table clash between Stars and Mystics. Stars had just the better of a very tight first half. They won the first quarter by two goals, while Mystics won the second by one. But the second half was a completely different story
Round 10 of the ANZ Premiership saw the competition's two leading teams, Stars and Mystics, put a handy gap between themselves and the chasing pack.