The top three teams in the Marlborough grade one netball competition all scored commanding victories in the third match of round two at the Horton Park courts in Blenheim on Saturday.
Round one winners Harlequins Authentics maintained their spot atop the standings with a 44-17 win over fifth-placed Pelorus Edridge Contracting. The result sees defending champs Quins remain unbeaten this season.
Also taking their round-two record to three-from-three was Pelorus Havelock Hotel after they overcame Smog Mitchell Sports 34-15. Pelorus lie second to Quins.
Promoted from grade two after round one, Tokomaru A bagged their first victory in grade one when they accounted for cellar-dwellers Quins McDonalds 29-13. A win and a point for a close loss puts Tokomaru in third with two matches remaining in the round.
In grade two, Central Trillos and Quins Woodbourne Tavern kept their perfect records intact.
Central, who lead the grade on goal difference, hammered Smog APL 41-19, while Quins were pushed hard in their 34-28 win over Central B. Third-placed Queen Charlotte College Senior A beat Pelorus Inlet Bakery 29-20 in the other match.
Pelorus BNC Viticulture, Quins Brendon Price Computers and Smog Betta Electrical were all winners in grade three. Betta Electrical head the points standings from Quins BPC and Smog Subway. Senior netball results from June 23:
Callahan Martella grade one: HQ Authentics 44 Pelorus Edridge Contracting 17, Pelorus Havelock Hotel 34 SMOG Mitchell Sports 15, Tokomaru A 29 v H.Q. McDonalds 13.
Marlborough Express grade two: Central Trillos 41 SMOG APL 19, HQ Woodbourne Tavern 34 Central B 28, QCC Snr A 29 Pelorus Inlet Bakery 20.
Fairweathers grade three: Pelorus BNC Viticulture 19 H.Q. GJ Gardner 12, HQ B.P.C. 43 SMOG Gascoigne Wicks 15, SMOG Betta Electrical 22 SMOG Subway 18.
Grade four: HQ BB Signs 23 United Burkhart Fisheries 2, HQ Michael Hill 24 SMOG KITE 13, Pelorus TC Builders 28 HQ gen-i 21.
Grade five: HQ McRae's 21 Central Savy 20, United Expol 28 SMOG Mahi Wines 22, HQ RHB 16 QCC Snr B 14.
Grade six: SMOG Vitis 17 United ASB 8, HQ Chateau Marlborough 28 HQ T.C. Nicholls 3, United Makana 32 HQ Unichem 14, HQ Unichem 18 HQ T.C. Nicholls 10, United Makana 23 HQ Winstanley Kerridge 18.
Grade seven: Pelorus Owen's Marine Elec 19 HQ Indevin 5, SMOG Langwoods 17 QCC Yr Nine 12, HQ AP Ltd 25 United Marlb Lockup Storage 9, HQ Annie's 20 QCC Yr Nine 13.
- The Marlborough Express
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