Race for DOOLEYS Metro League Finals heats up

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With just five rounds of regular season action to go before Finals, the cream is rising to the top of the DOOLEYS Metro League as the leading teams look to secure Semi Final berths.

The league, made up of six divisions of 10 teams, has been producing top class action week in, week out at Netball Central with the sides from Divisions 3 and 4 taking to the courts on Mondays,  Divisions 5 and 6 in action on Tuesdays, and Divisions 1 and 2 rounding out the activity on Thursdays.

And here is quick look at how things are shaping up in the run-in to Finals:

In Division 1 it’s been Northern Suburbs and St George District setting the pace, only separated by a goal difference on top of the table, with Eastwood Ryde and Ku-ring-gai in hot pursuit – with some daylight back to Manly Warringah and Baulkham Hills Shire in sixth and seventh.

Illawarra District are the outright leaders in Division 2, seven points clear of their closest challengers Hunter United in second with Randwick and Hills District rounding out the top four as it currently stands.

Division 3 is very hotly contested this year with Blue Mountains leading it by just two points from Campbelltown District, with Central Coast and Ku-ring-ai four and five points further back in the last two Finals positions. However, Camden & District, Bankstown City and Parramatta Auburn are hot on their heels and well in the hunt for a Semi Final place.

Randwick lead the way in Division 4, five points clear of Baulkham Hills Shire and Central Coast – who are separated by goal differential only – with Northern Suburbs holding the last Finals spot for now, just ahead of Manly Warringah in fifth.

Hills District, Inner Western Suburbs and Blacktown City are out in front – in that order – in Division Five, however there is a real fight for the last Finals spot with Penrith District (4th), Campbelltown District (5th), Ku-ring-gai (6th), and Illawarra District (7th) all bunched together in pursuit of it.

In Division Six Inner Western Suburbs have a four-point lead at the top ahead of Mount Druitt in second, Blue Mountains in third and Hawkesbury City fourth. Wollondilly sit just a point outside the top-four, however, and will fancy their chances of making the Finals.

Keep up to date with all fixtures, results and tables from the 2016 DOOLEYS Metro League right here.