What goes around, comes around in VNL

SOMETIMES history can predict the future, and that proved to be the case in last night’s VNL action.

The City West Falcons have maintained their spot at the top of the VNL ladder after an 11-goal win over the Southern Saints.

It was initially much closer than that – with the margin sitting at only four goals in the Falcons favour then only two in the Saints favour at the first two breaks – before the Falcons really shot away in the third term to take the win.

The Melbourne Uni Lightning have repeated history against the Boroondara Express, this time defeating the Express by a mere goal.

The Lightning were up with a couple of minutes to go and the Express were the ones to get the final goal of the game, but just ran out of time to get that second goal to tie up the game, or the third to take the win.

One side that picked up an important win in the context of their season was the Hawks, who downed the Strikers by 13 goals.

Bendigo may have gotten to within two goals of the Hawks at the main break, but did not stay close to its opponents for long as the Hawks shot out to a double digit lead within the third term.

One side who picked up a big win in terms of the margin was the North East Blaze, who defeated Casey to the tune of 20 goals.

The margin was not always that big – only sitting at one at the first change  – but the Blaze then stormed away in the second term and never looked back.

The Peninsula Waves will need to wait at least one more week for their first win of 2024 after going down to Geelong by 16 goals in the final match of the evening.

An 11-goal lead at the first change really set up the win for the Cougars, who then withstood everything the Waves threw at them to take the win.

VNL Round 15 Results

City West Falcons (63) defeated Southern Saints (52)

Boroondara Express (47) lost to Melbourne Uni Lightning (48)

Bendigo Strikers (46) lost to Hawks Netball (59)

North East Blaze (78) defeated Casey Demons (58)

Peninsula Waves (46) lost to Geelong Cougars (62)

BYE – Western Warriors

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