8 Dec 2019

Mystics topple Pulse at Super Club

8:20 pm on 8 December 2019

Northern Mystics have upset national netball premiership champions Central Pulse 49-39 on the first day the Super Club tournament in Nelson today.

Mystics shooter Grace Nweke

Mystics shooter Grace Nweke Photo: Photosport

New Zealand's six Premiership teams are in action at the five-day tournament, along with Australian side Collingwood Magpies and the Wasps from England.

The Mystics, who finished bottom of the table in last year's competition, looked in complete control for much of the game.

They led 16-12 after 15 minutes, and 26-21 at halftime. The Pulse narrowed the gap marginally to 35-31 at the three-quarter mark before the Mystics ran away to win the final spell 14-8 to seal the win.

Young shooter Grace Nweke dominated the circle for the Aucklanders, shooting 37 from 44 at 84% accuracy while Bailey Mes sunk seven from nine and Saviour Tui five from seven.

For the Pulse, Aliyah Dunn and Tiana Metuarau struggled with their accuracy, sinking 26 from 34 and 13 from 21 respectively against uncompromising circle defenders Michaela Sokolich-Beatson and Sulu Fitzpatrick.

In other games, Collingwood - spearheaded by Jamaican shooter Shimona Nelson's outstanding 41 from 44 - looked comfortable in dispatching WBOP Magic 52-33 while the Southern Steel accounted for Wasps 50-36.