It’s hard to believe that we’re already getting to the pointy end of the 2019 DOOLEYS Metro League season, with Round 15 taking place this week.
There’s another three rounds to go until the Semi Finals, with each Association putting everything on the line to make it into the top four spots of each of the six divisions.
Held every week on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at Netball Central, Sydney Olympic Park, DOOLEYS Metro League is one of the most important annual competitions on the Netball NSW ladder.
With that mind, now is a good time to check in and see how things are shaping up across the divisions.
Netball NSW would also like to take this opportunity to thank DOOLEYS for their continued support of the Metro League in 2019.
Manly-Warringah sit on top of the ladder with 14 wins and 1 draw from 15, Northern Suburbs just one point behind in second place. There’s a big eight-point buffer between them and third-placed Eastwood/Ryde, and Hills District follow in fourth place.
In first place in this division is Blacktown City, with Ku-ring-gai hot on their tail in second place, just two points behind. There’s a bit of gap from second to third (seven points) for Randwick and Penrith District filling that last top four spot.
Sutherland Shire are stronger than ever, having lost just one game from 15. They sit five points ahead of Hills District, with Hawkesbury City sitting in third and Camden & District rounding out the fourth spot.
Ladder leaders Inner Western Suburbs are 13 from 15, with 26 points to their name. In second place and four points below is St George District, but the next three positions are looking competitive. From third to fifth place like Baulkham Hills Shire, Northern Suburbs and Ku-ring-gai who are all level on 20 points, making the next three rounds crucial for a shot at finals.
It’s a real battle between the top four teams in this division, with the top two on 24 points, and third and fourth equal on 22 points. Sitting in first place, however, is Hills District, with Bankstown City, Campbelltown District and Camden & District following respectively.
Hills and Bankstown will be taking on each other next week, which could shake things up on the ladder.
Penrith District are continuing their dominance, having only lost one game this season. Central Coast are two points behind in second place and have created a nice six point buffer between them and third-placed Northern Suburbs. Rounding out the fourth spot is Manly-Warringah.
For the full ladder and fixtures, head to MyNetball.