Tight margins and surprise packets dominate VNL results

THE surprises just kept coming in the VNL this week, as not all the results went the way many expected.

There were a number of surprise results in more ways than one, and the margins overall were a lot tighter than they normally are.

The Geelong Cougars defeated the Peninsula Waves, but it was by a smaller margin than many of the other teams that have played the Waves this season.

Geelong only led by five goals at quarter time and four at the main break, but things opened up in the third term, which then led to the eventual 26 goal final margin.

The City West Falcons fought off a valiant Southern Saints outfit to win by 10 goals.

The third quarter was the ultimate difference, with the Falcons able to open up a bit of a buffer after a tight first half.

Melbourne Uni celebrated Gabby Coffey’s milestone match in an emphatic fashion, defeating the previously undefeated Boroondara Express to cause one of the upsets of the round.

The Express were the ones that led early, before the Lightning worked their way back into the game to claim the win.

Casey also caused a bit of an upset, defeating the North East Blaze to hand the Blaze their second loss in a row.

The Demons led at every break, but things were tight as the match progressed, with the margin not moving at any of the breaks from half time onwards.

The round ended with another tight game, with the Hawks narrowly emerging victorious over the Strikers.

It was actually the Strikers who led at the first and second breaks, before the Hawks flipped the script in the second half to take the win.  

VNL Round 10 Results

Geelong Cougars (58) defeated Peninsula Waves (32)

Southern Saints (51) lost to City West Falcons (61)

Melbourne University Lightning (56) defeated Boroondara Express (51)

Casey Demons (68) defeated North East Blaze (59)

Hawks Netball (59) defeated Bendigo Strikers (53)

BYE – Western Warriors

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