BY ALEXIA MITCHELL
Magpies Netball defeated their cross-town rivals the Melbourne Vixens for the first time in Suncorp Super Netball, 55–52, to keep their finals hopes alive and honour Kelsey Browne’s 50th game in front of a sell-out crowd of 8,647 at Melbourne Arena on Monday. The Magpies took control early in the Melbourne derby, with shooter Shimona Nelson taking the aerial balls while Nat Medhurst split the defenders with her baseline drives. Emily Mannix and Jo Weston’s tactics to double-team Nelson helped the Vixens win plenty of ball but the team’s nine turnovers proved costly as the Magpies led by five goals early.
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Photo Kirsten Daley