Sonix down Kangas 2 for top-four spot

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Sonix's Holly Minter passes.
Camera IconSonix's Holly Minter passes. Credit: Laurie Benson

Sonix jumped back into the top four ahead of a tantalising final round of the regular season, downing Kangas 2 in their round 13 Albany Netball Association A1 fixture on Saturday afternoon.

It was a third straight win for Sonix, who sit one point clear of Grammar 1 and Magpies 1 in a terrific battle for a finals place.

Kangas' Lily Minter takes possession.
Camera IconKangas' Lily Minter takes possession. Credit: Laurie Benson

Two dominant quarters against the winless Kangas 2 lifted Sonix to a 15-goal victory in the end.

Kangas played well in the opening term and trailed by only two goals after Lily Minter and Sharni Day combined well in the attacking half.

Kangas' Hayley Hulm defends Sonix's Kasey Warren.
Camera IconKangas' Hayley Hulm defends Sonix's Kasey Warren. Credit: Laurie Benson

Sonix piled on 13 goals to eight in the second as they gained control of the contest through centre Kate Minter and defensive pair Rachel Adams and Indigo Bew.

The young Kangas fought back gallantly in the third, winning the quarter by a single goal as they trimmed the margin to six goals with Jaz Breuker playing well in midcourt along with Amy Alaouze.

However with their season on the line, Sonix produced an inspired final term to net 15 goals and record a 44-29 win.

Kangas' Jaz Breuker looks for options.
Camera IconKangas' Jaz Breuker looks for options. Credit: Laurie Benson

Shooters Jodie Wignall and Kasey Warren were on target for much of the contest as they helped Sonix snatch fourth spot.

Grammar were dislodged from the top four after losing a thrilling finish to Railways in their penultimate game of the season.

Little separated the two sides for the entire contest, with scores level in the last before Railways broke Grammar’s centre pass inside the final two minutes, going on to win by two goals.

Railways trailed by a goal at the last change but netted 14 goals in the fourth to keep their hopes of finishing second alive.

Narrikup 1 remain in second spot after they powered to a 15-goal win over Magpies in their clash on Friday night, set up by a 17 goal to six first period.

Royals Saints 1 marched to their 11th win of the season in the other Saturday fixture, beating Kangas 1 comfortably 62-44.

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