Netball: Central Pulse beat Magic to stay top of ANZ Premiership

The Pulse have won four games in a row for the first time in history.
The Pulse have won four games in a row for the first time in history. Photo credit: Photosport

The Central Pulse have strengthened their lead in netball's ANZ Premiership with a comfortable 61-46 win over the Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic in Hamilton.

They have now won four on the trot, the first time they've done so in their 11-year history, while the Magic languish at the bottom of the competition's ladder having yet to win a game this season.

Magic's South African import Lenize Potgieter played a lone hand in the defeat, which was her first start for the side since overcoming an ankle injury.

She shot an impressive 40/43 - but in the absence of Silver Ferns defender Kelly Jury, they struggled to stay with their opponents.

Pulse shooter Aliyah Dunn reaffirmed her status as a future star with an impressive 38/40 shooting performance.

The first quarter ended with a 12-10 lead to the visitors, but that was as close as the Magic got, eventually going into the halftime break down by 10 goals.

More of the same would follow as the Pulse would run away victors and extend their lead over the Southern Steel to four points.

Round three continues with the Steel taking on the Mystics and the Tactix playing the Northern Stars on Monday.