25 Jun 2013

Magic grab third spot

5:42 am on 25 June 2013

The Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic have grabbed third spot and a home play-off match in the trans-Tasman netball competition after beating the Northern Mystics 68-40 in Tauranga.

The defending champions moved above Queensland after improving their net goal differential... they managed to beat the Mystics by the 26 goals needed.

It was the last match as Mystics coach for Ruth Aitken who now heads to Singapore.

So in next weekend's major semi-final Adelaide play Melbourne, while in the eliminiation semi-final the Magic host Queensland in Hamilton on Sunday night.

Also last night New South Wales beat the Canterbury Tactix 62-42.