Match Report – Collingwood Magpies v Melbourne Vixens (Round 8, 2018 Suncorp Super Netball)
BY BETHANY SLAUGHTER
The Melbourne Vixens produced a dominant second half performance to overrun cross-town rivals Collingwood Magpies in a crucial match which elevates the Vixens into the top four. The Vixens continued their clean sweep of the all-Victorian derby, dubbed ‘The Battle,’ however the win came at a cost with an injury (suspected dislocated finger) to Emily Mannix. It was a match in which the vast majority of play went goal for goal, particularly in the opening quarter. The two teams traded goals, with a rebound to Jo Weston and an intercept to Kim Ravaillion the only disruptions to the alternating play.