NS SCOREBOARD – Jun 26, 2020

NS SCOREBOARD – Jun 26, 2020

By |2020-06-26T10:02:19+10:00June 26th, 2020|Categories: NZ, Uncategorized, World|0 Comments

So anyway, where were we before we were so rudely interrupted…

Last weekend, we saw the return of the ANZ Premiership. Matches were only of 48 minutes duration and all played in one venue, the Auckland Netball Centre. But wasn’t it great to just have some actual netball back. And the favourites, Pulse really stamped their authority on the competition with a dominant victory over Stars in the rematch of last year’s grand finalists. There just doesn’t seem to be a weak link in this Pulse team. 2019 rookie Maddy Gordon is a year older and wiser now and even in this team of stars, she shone enough to be awarded the match MVP. Then there is new signing Kelly Jury at the back, picking up an incredible 9 gains. It will take a mighty effort to beat the Pulse this year. Stars stayed with them for the first quarter, but then it was all one way traffic from there. Credit to Stars then, for putting that big defeat behind them and coming out the very next day with a strong win over Tactix. Tactix, like Stars, had already played earlier in the round, beating Steel on Saturday, while Mystics got the better of Magic in the first match on Friday. All in all, the quality of the games was outstanding considering it was the first netball for three months. Players would have had every excuse to be rusty, but that wasn’t the case at all. The ANZ Premiership no doubt picked up quite a few overseas viewers, particularly in the UK, desperate for some netball. Round 3 starts tonight.


2020 ANZ PREMIERSHIP – Round 2

Northern Mystics 47 (11, 11, 12, 13) def Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic 40 (8, 10, 12, 10)

Mystics
G Nweke 41/45 (91%)
S Tui 5/5 (100%)
A Grapes 1/4 (25%)
Team Total: 47/54 (87%)

Assists 46 (P Toeava 27)
Gains 16 (P Karaka 7)

Magic
K McPhee 26/38 (68%)
A Latu-Meafou 14/18 (78%)
Team Total: 40/56 (71%)

Assists 35 (W Souness 14)
Gains 10 (E Mikaere 6)

Points: Mystics 4, Magic 0

Player of the Match: Peta Toeava (Mystics)


Mainland Tactix 43 (12, 8, 14, 9) def Southern Steel 36 (11, 9, 7, 9)

Tactix
E Bird 31/39 (79%)
TP Selby-Rickit 12/14 (86%)
Team Total: 43/53 (81%)

Assists 40 (TP Selby-Rickit 15)
Gains 14 (J Watson 9)

Steel
K McCollin 22/27 (81%)
J O’Connell 11/12 (92%)
G Heffernan 3/4 (75%)
Team Total: 36/43 (84%)

Assists 33 (G Crampton 16)
Gains 6 (K Heffernan, T Fifita 2)

Points: Tactix 4, Steel 0

Player of the Match: Te Paea Selby-Rickit (Tactix)


Central Pulse 63 (14, 21, 17, 11) def Northern Stars 39 (13, 8, 8, 10)

Pulse
Dunn 44/46 (96%)
Ekenasio 19/21 (90%
Team Total: 63/67 (94%)

Assists 60 (C Kersten 20)
Gains 20 (K Jury 9)

Stars
M Wilson 30/36 (83%)
J Hume 8/11 (73%)
V Koloto 1/2 (50%)
Team Total: 39/49 (80%)

Assists 35 (G Kara 15)
Gains 4

Points: Pulse 4, Stars 0

Player of the Match: Maddy Gordon (Pulse)


Northern Stars 49 (13, 13, 11, 12) def Mainland Tactix 43 (12, 7, 10, 14)

Stars
M Wilson 37/40 (93%)
J Hume 12/19 (63%)
Team Total: 49/59 (83%)

Assists 47 (G Kara 20)
Gains 11 (K Burley 4)

Tactix
TP Selby-Rickit 19/23 (83%)
E Bird 18/23 (78%)
J Prosser 6/6 (100%)
Team Total: 43/52 (83%)

Assists 38 (K Poi 10)
Gains 9 (T Fakahokotau 6)

Points: Stars 4, Tactix 0

Player of the Match: Kate Burley (Stars)


Table:
1 – Pulse . 8 points (Pld 2)
2 – Mystics . 8 points (Pld 2)


3 – Stars . 5 points (Pld 3)
4 – Magic . 4 points (Pld 2)
5 – Tactix . 4 points (Pld 3)
6 – Steel . 0 points (Pld 2)


Upcoming matches:
(NZ times)
7pm, FRI 26 JUN – Tactix v Magic
5pm, SAT 27 JUN – Mystics v Steel
5pm, SUN 28 JUN – Stars v Steel
7pm, MON 29 JUN – Pulse v Mystics

About the Author:

Ian Harkin
Long time member and contributor for Netball Scoop and all its predecessors since getting hooked in the early 2000s.