4 May 2010

Magic beat Mystics to go second

12:30 am on 4 May 2010

The Waikato-Bay of Plenty Magic have reinforced their position as New Zealand's top Trans Tasman netball franchise, beating the Northern Mystics 49-46 in Hamilton on Monday.

In a match where experience came to the fore, Irene Van Dyk netted a crucial goal with just over a minute remaining to give the home side a three-goal buffer and make the result safe.

The Magic's fifth straight victory moves them up to second on the championship standings, behind the unbeaten New South Wales Swifts.

The Mystics fourth loss keeps them in seventh spot, ahead of next weeks visit to Invercargill where they play the Southern Steel.