Netball: Central Pulse thump Canterbury Tactix, extend winning run to 11 games

The Central Pulse haven't lost since the 2018 Grand Final.
The Central Pulse haven't lost since the 2018 Grand Final. Photo credit: Photosport

Wellington's Central Pulse stayed on track for a first national netball premiership, with their 11th straight win of the campaign.

The Pulse thumped the Mainland Tactix 62-44 in Christchurch with a clinical second-half performance.

The southern side led the table-toppers by one-point, after a combative first quarter, with the Tactix unsettling their more favoured opponents.

But the class of the Pulse was on show in the second frame, which the 2018 finalists won 17-10.

From there, the result was never in doubt, with Pulse shooters Ameliranne Ekenasio and Aliyah Dunn flirting with perfection in the second half, as they extended their lead to 18-points.

Captain Jane Watson also stood out - the defender caused panic in the Tactix frontcourt, securing several turnovers.

The Pulse's win extends their lead at the top of the ANZ Premiership ladder to 10 points over the Southern Steel, all-but guaranteeing hosting rights for the Grand Final on June 2.

The Steel were the last side to beat the Pulse - in last year's final, where the Pulse allowed the Southland-based side to score the last seven goals to win.


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