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All sides remain in hunt for finals spot

THERE were plenty of happy crowds this week in the ANZ Premiership with all home sides taking away the premiership points, making some moves on the ladder. Auckland Derby goes down to the wire Northern Mystics (51) defeated Northern Stars (49) There was no predicting which team would win this Auckland Derby with the lead […]

2022 ANZ Premiership review: WBOP Magic

FINISHING fifth on the 2022 ANZ Premiership ladder, the Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic did not quite click this year despite having a big off-season in terms of recruiting. The Magic won four games from their 15 games – the least amount of wins of any side – but finished above Mainland Tactix due to […]

Waikato Bay’s Magic finish to ANZ Premiership season

THOUGH it might not have been a memorable season for the last placed Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic, there was plenty to take away from a strong finish, as the Magic easily took case of fourth placed Southern Steel by 11 goals. The Magic won the first three quarters to set up the win, then […]

Tactix storm home to win over Magic

AFTER trailing at each of the first three breaks, the Mainland Tactix stepped up when it counted to run over the top of Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic and keep their ANZ Premiership finals hopes alive. In a battle of the bottom two sides – who were both coming off losses the day before – […]

Stars stifle Magic attack in eight-goal win

AN outstanding defensive performance has guided the Northern Stars to a low-scoring eight-goal win over the Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic in Round 9 of the ANZ Premiership today. In the first of back-to-back games for the sides in Auckland, the Stars ground out a 47-39 victory with goal keeper Anna Harrison continuing to age […]

ANZ Premiership Round 9 preview: Finals on the horizon

A BLOCKBUSTER five-game round of action takes place this weekend in the ANZ Premiership with Round 9 kicking off tomorrow. Four of the six teams – Northern Mystics, Northern Stars, Mainland Tactix and Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic – all play back-to-back games over the weekend at Pulman Arena, whilst Southern Steel and Central Pulse […]

Pulse overcome the Magic

IN the final meeting of the season between the sides this season, the Central Pulse were too strong for the Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic, wining 52–39 in a low scoring affair. It was very defensive in the opening three minutes, with both sides unable to convert their chances into scores on the board. It […]

ANZ Premiership Round 5 preview: Four sides to take court

JUST four sides will take to the court in Round 5 of the ANZ Premiership season, with both Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic and Southern Steel playing two matches. The pair face off in the standalone Saturday game, before the Magic travel to Auckland on Saturday to lock horns with Northern Stars, whilst the Steel […]

Pulsating finish sees Dunn the hero

A JAW-DROPPING finish to the Round 4 ANZ Premiership clash between Central Pulse and Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic saw the former escape with a one-goal win thanks to a frantic intercept and end-to-end play to win the match. The last 30 seconds of play was as tense as any match in the season, with […]

ANZ Premiership Round 4 preview: Covid postponements trim fixtures from five to two

ROUND 4 of the 2022 ANZ Premiership season has been trimmed from five games to just two, after a third Covid-related postponement was made. With one game each on Saturday and Sunday, we take a different look in the preview this week to cast out eye across the four sides in play and who is […]

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