The 2017 DOOLEYS Metro League has settled in after a month of strong competition throughout the six divisions.
Sitting on top the ladder is Hunter United with three wins from as many games, going into their Round 4 match against St George District who have two wins and a loss.
The next five teams below Hunter are all on equal points – Northern Suburbs, Eastwood Ryde, St George District, Illawarra District and Penrith District – all looking for wins to capture those crucial two points.
With three teams tied at the top of the ladder (Blue Mountains, Campbelltown District,and Hills District) it shows how closely contested Division 2 is. Blue Mountains are averaging just shy of 60 goals a game (that’s almost a goal a minute!) while Campelltown is only permitting their opposition on average 28 goals a game; an incredible defensive effort.
Baulkham Hills Shire, Northern Suburbs, Randwick and City Of Sydney are all looking to get their third win this week, with some tough games against the top teams.
The top three teams, Inner Western Suburb, Parramatta Auburn and Central Coast, have pulled ahead with a slight buffer on the remaining six teams in Division 3.
Inner Western Suburbs lead the ladder and are the strongest defensive side, allowing just 155 goals in the ring after four rounds – an average of 39 goals per game.
Inner Western Suburbs has a narrow one point lead over the 2nd and 3rd placed teams, Hunter United and Central Coast, who are both on 7 points after four weeks.
Despite searching for their first win of the season, Blacktown City have scored on average 40 goals per game – just five goals less than the top three teams.
Penrith District are leading the competition undefeated; however, the next four teams (Hawkesbury City, Inner Western Suburbs, Illawarra District and Campbelltown District) are on equal points. These four teams can only be divided by the difference in their defensive teams, with Hawkesbury’s defence side the best in the division so far.
Divison 6 is being led by a strong Liverpool City side, with a 4-0 scorecard going into next week’s round 5 clash against the Hills District team, who currently sit behind Liverpool City by just one win.
Camden & District have the highest average goals per game with 56; just shy of a goal per minute played.
DOOLEYS Metro League is one of the premier netball competitions in New South Wales, offering week in and out competition for the state’s most talented netballers, coaches, umpires and administrators.
Sixty teams will contest the 2017 competition, which is divided into six divisions of 10 teams. The weekly competition will be held across three nights, with teams contesting 18 rounds plus Finals.