Magpies Netball v Melbourne Vixens
After the longest pre-season in the history of netball, Suncorp Super Netball is back.
The Magpies and the Vixens will launch the 2018 season, going head-to-head in #TheBattle on Saturday afternoon at Hisense Arena.
Both teams will be vying to kick off the season with a win, so you can expect a fast-paced and electric contest between the two arch-rivals.
It’s that time of the year again.
Cross-town rivals go head-to-head.
The city of Melbourne divides.
It’s the Vixens and the Magpies. It’s #TheBattle.
In the second instalment of #TheBattle, the Melbourne Vixens claimed a season sweep over the Magpies, defeating Collingwood 56-60 at Hisense Arena.
In front of a crowd of 7000, the game was played at a frantic pace, right from the first centre-pass.
Madi Robinson was prolific in the middle with 17 goal assists and 36 circle feeds, while Liz Watson guided the Vixens’ mid-court with 21 goal assists, one deflection and one interception.
For the Magpies, the shooting circle rotated between Caitlin Thwaites (43/47), Cody Lange (7/9) and Shae Brown (6/7), while the Vixens’ Mwai Kumwenda (33/35) and Tegan Phillip (27/32) steered their team to victory.
Round 1 – Suncorp Super Netball
Melbourne Vixens v Magpies Netball
Date: Saturday, April 28
Time: 3.00pm (AEST)
Venue: Hisense Arena
Gates open: 1:30pm
Broadcaster: Channel 9
Tickets: Available at Ticketek - CLICK HERE