It’s hard to believe but there are only four regular season rounds of the 2017 DOOLEYS Metro League left before this year’s Finals Series, and what an amazing competition it’s been so far.
The teams are all set for another week of action at the Genea Netball Centre, so before it kicks off here’s a brief look at how things are shaping up.
For full results and competition ladders please visit our dedicated 2017 DOOLEYS Metro League webpage.
Hunter United are still the standout side here, seven points clear at the top of the table and gearing up well for the Finals Series.
Behind them, however, is a big battle for second place with Eastwood Ryde (2nd) and Illawarra District (3rd) both tied on 18 points with Northern Suburbs, Bankstown City and Baulkham Hills Shire the main challengers for the coveted fourth Finals spot.
Only four points separate the top three sides here with Hills District leading the way ahead of Blue Mountains (2nd) and Randwick (3rd).
There is a bit of a gap back to Northern Suburbs in fourth, who are under pressure to hold on to the last Finals spot with Campbelltown District, Baulkham Hills Shire and Sutherland Shire all ready to pounce.
Fourteen from 14, that’s the impressive effort Inner Western Suburbs have put in so far this year to sit four points clear at the top of the table.
However, they are being pushed all the way by second-placed Parramatta Auburn and Central Coast in third. Randwick are in the last of the current Finals spots and look set for a big battle with Eastwood Ryde to stay there.
No you’re not seeing things, Inner Western Suburbs have done it again, this time in Division 4. Their D4 side are also 14/14 so far this year with Hunter United the closest challengers, six points behind in second.
Liverpool City (3rd) and Central Coast (4th) are in the last Finals spots for now but St George District, Eastwood Ryde and Northern Suburbs are still very much in the hunt to leapfrog them.
It might not be 14/14 but Inner Western Suburbs have done enough to lead Division 5 too, winning 12/14 to top the table on goal difference from Illawarra District.
In a hotly contested Division, Penrith District (3rd) are two points off the top spot with Hawkesbury City only a further two behind again. Bankstown City and Campbelltown District can’t be ruled out of the running just yet either.
Only goal difference can separate Camden & District (1st) and Liverpool City (2nd) as the race to the Finals Series really heats up in Division 6.
Hills District are only three points behind the top two, well ahead of fourth-placed Campbelltown who are under pressure from Parramatta Auburn, Baulkham Hills Shire, Blue Mountains and Northern Suburbs for the last playoffs spot.