27 Mar 2013

Return to top level coaching not a winning one for Aitken

10:57 am on 27 March 2013

The former Silver Ferns coach Ruth Aitken's return to top level coaching hasn't been a winning one, with the Auckland-based Mystics side losing 60-46 to the Melbourne Vixens in their opening trans-Tasman netball match in Auckland.

The Mystics were within striking distance halfway through the third quarter, but the vistors outscored the home side 18-9 to pull away after leading 27-24 at half-time.

In Monday night's other match the New South Wales Swifts beat the Perth-based West Coast Fever 55-41.