NVY Comets have delivered on their promise that they were ready to take on the big guns by defeating top side The George Tavern in Maitland netball first grade action on Saturday.
The result has catapulted Club Maitland City to top spot on 38 points, two points clear of The George (36) with Comets (35) third just three points off the pace.
Hills Solicitors are fourth on 29 points, six clear of EMNC Brazen Fitness and Quarry Bar & Grill.
In what could be a changing of the guard moment, CMC defeated Hills Solicitors 46-31 and the Comets had a 42-32 win against The George.
In the lead-in to the game, Comets player Kiona Sunerton had tipped that her side were ready to take a big scalp, but even she would have been surprised by the final margin.
"This is the first time we have been able to put our full team on court and to get such a great result if very exciting," Sunerton said.
"It was even at quarter time but we set up the win in the second quarter with an eight-goal lead at half-time.
"We are all just wrapped with the win against the top team. We should be able to keep the team together from now and through the finals and it give us a lot of confidence.
"I think over the next two weeks we will get a chance to work on our combinations to further improve our chances in the finals."
Sunerton said given the draw it was unlikely that the Comets could finish higher than third but their final round game against CMC could determine the minor premiership with a Comets victory likely to deliver the prize to The George.
In other results EMNC Brazen Fitness has effectively blown their chance of finals with a 24-22 lost to Customs House Hotel and Quarry Bar & Grill 37 defeated Flames 15,
- Hills Solicitors v EMNC Brazen Fitness
- Flames v Club Maitland City
- The George Tavern v Customs House Hotel
- Quarry Bar & Grill v NVY Comets
- Club Maitland City 38
- The George Tavern 36
- NVY Comets 35
- Hills Solicitors 29
- EMNC Brazen Fitness 23
- Quarry Bar & Grill 23
- Customs House Hotel 22
- Flames 10