Coverage continues at 6am on Sunday, reside on Sky Sports Mix, with the Stars taking up the Steel
By Emma Thurston
Last Updated: 27/06/20 8:20am
The Tactix and the Mystics each recorded victories as Round Three of the ANZ Premiership acquired underway at Auckland’s Netball Centre.
The spherical continues on Sunday with the Stars taking up the Steel, earlier than the defending champions return to court docket on Monday and face the Mystics.
Every match of Round Three, and the ANZ Premiership competitors as a complete, is being proven reside on Sky Sports and all the franchises are working in direction of the Finals Series, which is able to happen on August 23.
Tactix 45-35 Magic
A robust second-half efficiency from the Tactix ensured they secured their second victory of the season towards the Magic on Friday.
It was a contest crammed with distinctive defensive work, significantly in each circles, and that resulted in each groups’ low dialog charges to aim; 73 per cent for the Tactix and 77 per cent for the Magic.
After dropping the opening 12 minutes by two objectives [11-9], the Magic turned up the warmth in the second quarter and surged into half-time with a 22-19 benefit. Whitney Souness was driving their work in assault whereas Holly Fowler and Erena Mikaere pressed in defence.
Half-time arrived simply when the Magic didn’t want it to although, as a result of the Tactix regrouped throughout the interval. They returned to the court docket with a brand new focus and that paid dividends.
Tactix vs Magic – Quarter Splits
Jane Watson and Temalisi Fakahokotau disrupted the Magic’s frequently disrupted shooters. Watson additionally turned over ball with ease additional up the court docket whereas Te Paea Selby-Rickit upped her recreation in their taking pictures finish.
The Magic shuffled their hand for the final quarter, nevertheless, the harm had already been finished and they didn’t make the inroads required to safe a constructive end result.
Both sides will now return to their coaching courts and put together for Round Four. The Magic have a double-header of matches in towards the Pulse and the Stars and Tactix will begin the spherical towards the Mystics.
ANZ Premiership Results – Round Three
|Friday, June 26||Tactix 45-36 Magic|
|Saturday, June 27||Mystics 46-42 Steel|
|Sunday, June 28||Stars vs Steel|
|Monday, June 29||Pulse vs Mystics|
Mystics 46-42 Steel
And Mystics make it Four from 4. Youth and Experience meshing so nicely. Fitzpatrick & Karaka sensible, skillful and working nicely for one another. Couple of free passes in the previous couple of minutes from Mystics and the mindfulness of Steel will get them bonus level. @SkyNetball @ANZPremiership pic.twitter.com/gcgQzxlK34
— Pamela Cookey (@PamelaCookey) June 27, 2020
Despite being pushed all the best way, the Mystics created a brand new file for themselves on Saturday with their fourth consecutive ANZ Premiership victory.
After triumphing in their remaining match of the 2019 season, they’ve began this new one in high-quality type and have but to expertise a loss.
|55||Attempts at aim||55|
The story of the tape is clearly proven by the full-time statistics. The Mystics had been extra correct in their taking pictures circle, had better efficiency in defence and snatched the quantity of ball wanted.
Grace Nweke took the majority of the work up entrance, scoring 35 of their 46 objectives, whereas Phoenix Karaka and Sulu Fitzpatrick continued to gel beautifully out the again. They by no means completed 1 / 4 behind on the scoreboard.
Throughout the Steel threatened their opponents, placing runs of objectives to get again into touching distance however they didn’t produce for the complete 48 minutes. Also, a penalty depend of 51 towards them is one thing that head coach Reinga Bloxham will wish to deal with earlier than they take to court docket once more in lower than 24 hours.
The Mystics have barely longer earlier than they return to court docket, however they are going to know that their second take a look at of the weekend on Monday shall be a giant one as a result of the Central Pulse made a transparent assertion of intent in Round Three.