A blistering third quarter helped Central set up a decisive 62-53 win as the team from the Capital went on to successfully defend their Beko Netball League title in Auckland today.

They’ve had their ups and downs but that has left Central well-equipped heading into Sunday’s Beko Netball League Grand Final against Waikato-BOP in Auckland.

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Emerging intact after some close shaves, Central now have the opportunity to contest a third successive Beko Netball League final if they can get past the Northern Comets in Auckland on Sunday.

Another reshuffle at the top of the Beko Netball League table has left Central with a challenging assignment against new leaders Mainland in Christchurch on Sunday.

Realising any slip-ups in an increasingly tense Beko Netball League could derail their season, Central are determined to remain in the driver’s seat when they meet South in Wellington on Sunday.

Fran Scholey will be swapping codes, but in the process, making a return to her sporting roots when taking up the position of Chief Executive Officer for Netball Central Zone (NCZ) in early August.

Trading Auckland for Wellington has worked a treat for midcourter Maddy Gordon who has been a shining light in the Central team’s rise up the Beko Netball League rankings.