Day 2 of the 2018 Netball NSW State Age Championships at the Liverpool City, Camden & District, Eastwood Ryde and Inner Western Suburbs Netball Associations has drawn to a close.
There is still one more day of play to go before respective State Champions are crowned but here is how things are looking at the top of the different divisions so far.
For full results and standings please visit the MyNetball Fixtures & Results page, but for now here’s a brief run-down.
It’s going to be a tough fight tomorrow, with Penrith District and Manly Warringah both undefeated. It’s Penrith’s better goal average that has put them on top, however. Sutherland Shire are five points behind Manly and sit in third, with Newcastle tying up fourth. Campbelltown District (fifth) and Ku-ring-gai are breathing down their necks, behind by just one point.
12/U Division Two
Gosford have kept their top position after Day 2, keeping their undefeated streak for 12 wins from 12 games. Wagga Wagga have only lost one game and are chasing Gosford from second place. Barellan & District, and Inner Western Suburbs sit in third and fourth place, both winning 10 games each overall but Barellan’s draw has put them one point ahead.
12/U Division Three
Nambucca Valley are yet to lose a game, showcasing their serious talent on the courts today to stay in the top spot. Manning Valley are also undefeated but have played one less game and therefore sit two points behind them in second place. Muswellbrook and Great Lakes are following in third and fourth.
12/U Division Four
Macleay haven’t dropped a game yet, winning 11 from 11 over two days to come out on top of the ladder at the end of Day 2. Wollondilly (second), Cowra & District (third) and Kiama (fourth) are all tied on 20 points which is going to make Day 3 a real thrilling series of games to watch.
It was another great day for the home side, with Liverpool winning all their games and staying on top of the ladder undefeated. Four points below them are Hills District, who jumped from fourth place yesterday and now sit second. Camden & District and Ku-ring-gai are both on equal points (20), but Camden’s goal average has them just ahead in third place.
13/U Division Two
Barellan & District are still the standout after two days, sitting in first place with 26 points. Hastings Valley had a successful day, moving up the ladder from fourth to second, Inner Western Suburbs keeping their third spot, and Hawkesbury City trailing in fourth place. Fifth-placed Coffs Harbour are chasing Hawkesbury, however, with both teams on equal points.
13/U Division Three
Cessnock lost their undefeated streak today with a draw, but they’re still on top of the ladder on 23 points. Tumut are a close second with 21 points, taking over the position from Ballina who now sit in third. Westlakes District are only one point behind Ballina to round out fourth position, and will be looking to have a strong performance on Day 3 to climb higher.
13/U Division Four
Brunswick Byron are the top dogs after Day 2, having not been beaten yet. They’re on top of the ladder on 26 points, with Lithgow (second) trailing four points behind. Casino have lost two games out of 12, dropping from second to third place, and Woolgoolga District keep their fourth spot ahead of the last day.
It’s been a very good tournament so far for Baulkham Hills who have only lost one game of their 13 and rest two points clear at the top of the ladder ahead of Liverpool City. The latter are only ahead of Newcastle on goal percentage and Northern Suburbs round out the top four with 10 wins from 13 games. Only goal percentage keeps Sutherland Shire out of the top four at the end of Day 2, while there is some daylight (three points) back to Bankstown City in sixth.
14/U Division Two
Both St George District (1st) and Westlakes District (2nd) have 11 wins from 12 games in what is a real battle for top spot. Nambucca Valley, with nine wins, a loss and a draw, are just point points behind in third, while Maitland round out the top four. Randwick are only a point outside of the top four, while Lakeside, Bathurst and Lismore will all fancy their chances of being in contention on the last day of action.
14/U Division Three
Temora (1st) and Cessnock (2nd) have 100% records and lead the way going into the final day’s play. Shoalhaven (3rd), Barellan & District (4th) and Ballina (5th) are only separated by goal percentage with 10 wins each in what is a massive battle on the ladder. Of the teams further down the ladder, Muswellbrook and Tumut look best-placed to make a challenge on the last day’s play.
14/U Division Four
Macleay have been outstanding over the past two days and are yet to lose game, winning 13/13. Brunswick Byron have only lost one game and are second, two points behind, with Mudgee District – who have won 11 games and lost one – two points back again in third. There is a bit of a gap back to Inverell in fourth but they are under huge pressure from Lower Clarence, Sapphire Coast and Queanbeyan, who are all in hot pursuit of the top four.
Liverpool City produced another fine performance on Day 2, maintaining their 100% record to have 13 wins from 13 games for the Championships so far. Their closest challengers are Penrith District, who won all their games on Day 1 but dropped two today and are now four points behind the hosts. Camden & District are in third, just ahead of Ku-ring-gai on goal differential, with Sutherland Shire, Manly Warringah and Illawarra District all well in the running for a top four spot.
15/U Division Two
Lakeside are yet to lose a game and are top of the table as a result with Inner Western Suburbs following closely behind, a point further back. Both Orange (3rd) and Blue Mountains (4th) are separated by goal percentage only, a point behind again, while there is a bit of daylight (four points) back to Hastings Valley in fifth and Leeton in sixth.
15/U Division Three
Eleven wins from 12 games sees Barellan & District on top of the table in this Division at the end of Day 2, but Coffs Harbour – who have 10 wins, a loss and a draw from their matches so far – are only a point behind in second. Westlakes District are just a point further back in third Woy Woy Peninsula round out the top four. Outside of those teams, Nambucca Valley, Tamworth and Kiama are best placed to make a push for honours.
15/U Division Four
Armidale District have maintained their 100% record on Day 2 and lead the table by one point ahead of Group 14, and with a game in hand. Gunnedah are third after 11 wins with Mount Druitt just behind them with 10 wins over the opening two days. Of the teams outside the top four Brunswick Byron, Macleay, Grafton, Temora and Cessnock (in that order) are best placed to make a final-day run.