Top-two finish for Coalfields Comets in A-grade netball

NVY Comets have set themselves up for a top two finish in Maitland A-grade netball with a 64-21 win over Razzamatazz and top-three rivals The George losing to defending premiers Hills Solicitors.

The Comets only need to beat Quarry Bar and Grill in Saturday's final round to clinch second spot but who their semi-final opponent is still uncertain.

Hills' win over The George has thrown placings wide open, particularly with The George, now third, facing undefeated minor premiers Stangas in the final round.

If they lose by too many and Hills have a big enough win in their match against Bradford the two teams could potentially swap third and fourth spots and their opponents in the elimination semi-finals

Comets had a thrilling 46-48 win against Hills on August 1 and they defeated The George 51-30 on August 15. .Their one loss of the season was to Stangas when they pushed the team made of players from the Maitland Mustangs basketball team before going down 49-41.

The win over Hills was a breakthrough moment for the team and they have not looked back.

"Everyone was just so excited, I think a lot of us were still double checking the next day that we had the win," Comets player Kiona Sunerton said after the win.

The Comets have successfully blended experience and youth with three Maitland under-17 representatives now forming the spine of the team.

Defender Sophie Hickling and centre Jessica Mossman were part of the Comets' push into the finals last season and they have been joined by young shooter and fellow Maitland under-17 representative Molly Young.