22 Jul 2008

Magic know they have to step up for next week's final

12:41 pm on 22 July 2008

The Waikato-Bay of Plenty Magic defender, Casey Williams, expects a real battle in Sydney on Monday when they face the New South Wales Swifts in the inaugural trans-Tasman netball final.

The Magic are through after beating the Adelaide Thunderbirds 51-49 in the semifinal in Hamilton on Monday night.

No New Zealand team has won across the Tasman so far and Williams - who won player of the series and was again imperious in the circle with key intercepts - says there's no doubt the final will be tougher than their one-point loss to the Swifts last week.