We’re down to the nitty gritty now of 2018 DOOLEYS Metro League. With the Semi Finals finishing last week, teams were knocked out and some have secured their place in the Grand Final. Others will get a second-chance in the Preliminary Finals this week, with Division 3 & 4 playing tonight, Division 5 & 6 playing tomorrow night, and Division 1 & 2 playing Thursday night.
Here’s a wrap up of how the teams went across all six divisions (see overview below).
Netball NSW would like to thank DOOLEYS for their continued support of the Metro League competition. For full 2018 Metro League results and table standings, please CLICK HERE.
First-placed Randwick had an intense battle with Hills District but only came out on top by 1 goal, 43-42. They’ll have this week off and go straight through to the Grand Final next week. Illawarra District (fourth) are knocked out after going down to Northern Suburbs, 51-32. Northern Suburbs will now take on Hills District this week in the Preliminary Finals.
Second-placed Inner Western Suburbs caused a major upset to the Minor Premiers, Manly-Warringah, beating them by eight goals, 44-36, in the Semis. Manly-Warringah will now take on Campbelltown District in the Prelims this week, after Campbelltown defeated Central Coast, 47-42.
Minor Premiers Inner Western Suburbs have secured their place in the Grand Final after beating Randwick, 46-36. St George District (who finished third) are knocked out of the comp after their loss to Manly-Warringah, 41-51, which means Randwick and Manly-Warringah will be facing off in the Prelims.
Second-placed Hills District caused a major upset in their Semi Final, knocking Minor Premiers Hawkesbury City off their perch with a 42-49 win. Hawkesbury will be going up against Illawarra District this week after the team narrowly defeated Ku-ring-gai 53-47.
Minor Premiers Liverpool City have continued their undefeated streak, dominating their Semi Final with a 57-35 score over Hills District. Hills will have a second chance against Parramatta Auburn (who finished fourth) this week who got the win over Ku-ring-gai 39-49.
Despite winning the title of Minor Premiers, Illawarra District will have to fight for a spot in the Grand Final after losing to Inner Western Suburbs, 47-53. Hills District were defeated by Baulkham Hills Shire, 48-34, which means we’ll see an Illawarra District v Baulkham Hills Shire Preliminary Final this week.