Netball: Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic slump to worst loss in franchise history

Aliyah Dunn.
Aliyah Dunn. Photo credit: Image: Photosport

Another netballing lesson has been dished out by the Central Pulse as their grip on the ANZ Premiership tightens.

The league leaders beat the Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic 54-33 in Wellington, ensuring their unblemished record remains intact after 10 games.

They made their defensive presence felt from the first centre pass while they were clinical on attack with their connections upfront unbreakable.

A six-goal streak midway through the first quarter set the tone of the match, with the Pulse showing lightning speed on their transition onto attack and a strong hunger for ball on defence.

The damage was being done through the midcourt with both Karin Burger and Claire Kersten getting plenty of hand to ball and their teammates driving on strongly to mop up anything loose.

Penetrating the Pulse defensive wall proved tough for the Magic attack as they struggled to find McPhee in the shooting circle.

Ameliaranne Ekenasio showed no effects from the ankle injury which forced her from the court last week, driving strongly into the circle and picking up ball on defence, although her radar fell away during the game.

Her combination however with Aliyah Dunn, who was again a stand-out, proved the difference as the duo got the better of the Magic defence.