21 Apr 2012

Vixens ready for Magic to show netball tricks

10:56 am on 21 April 2012

The Melbourne Vixens coach Julie Hoornweg isn't going to take the Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic lightly despite their horror start to the trans-Tasman netball competition.

The top of the table Vixens are preparing for their first home game Sunday against the winless Magic.

The Vixens have shot to the top on the back of away victories over three domestic rivals in reigning champions Queensland, West Coast and Adelaide.

The Northern Mystics, who host Adelaide in Auckland, are the only other unbeaten team after three rounds.

Hoornweg says she is surprised by the start made by a Magic side studded with New Zealand internationals, but anticipates a tough contest.

Hoornweg says the Vixens have got the strength across the court - they've won all of their games despite none of their shooters featuring among the top dozen most prolific scorers in this year's competition.

The Magic, who came into the season with more wins than any other team in the competition's history, aren't pushing the panic button, despite their woeful start.

The Magic coach Noeline Taurua says it's just a matter of time when the side will click.