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2019 ANZ Premiership - Round 10

Northern Stars v Northern Mystics
When: 4:10pm, Sunday 28 April
Where: Pulman Arena, Auckland
Broadcast: SKY Sport (NZ), FanPass (SKY), (outside NZ)

Match Notes

• The teams last met in Round 6 the Stars defeated the Mystics 64-50 in Auckland.

• In eight previous meetings between the teams in the ANZ Premiership both teams have four wins.

• The Stars made a promising five win, two loss start to the 2019 but have lost their last four matches. This hasn’t affected their ladder position though, having held third position on the ladder after the past eight rounds.

• The Stars have the second highest number of attempts at goal this season with an average of 66.5 shot at goal per match.

• The Mystics have the worst defensive record in the competition conceding 56.6 goals per match. The Mystics also have the worst team shooting accuracy at 74%.

• The Mystics didn’t win an opening quarter in their first eight matches this season but they beat the Pulse by 4-goals in the first quarter last week and the Steel by 1-goal in Round 9.

• The Stars have lost their last four opening quarters in matches against the Pulse, Magic, Steel and Tactix, they hadn’t lost an opening quarter prior to that.

• Stars defender Kayla Cullen played her 100th combined National League match in Round 9 against the Tactix. Cullen played 74 matches for the Mystics in the ANZ Championship and she has played 26 matches for the Stars in the ANZ Premiership.


The Good Oil Tactix v Te Wānanga o Raukawa Pulse
When: 7:40pm, Monday 29 April
Where: Horncastle Arena, Chirstchurch
Broadcast: SKY Sport (NZ), FanPass (SKY), (outside NZ)

Match Notes

• When the teams last met in Round 6 the Pulse defeated the Tactix 48-33 in Auckland.

• The Pulse is on a 10-match club record winning run. The Pulse’s 10-match winning run is their best winning run in their 11-year history dating back to the former Trans-Tasman Championship which began in 2008.

• The Tactix 49-46 win over the Stars in Christchurch was just their second win on their home court at Horncastle Arena. The Tactix have now won four matches at home in the ANZ Premiership, two at the Trafalgar Centre in Nelson and two at Horncastle Arena in Christchurch.

• The Tactix have the second lowest average goals scored this season with 47 goals per match. They also have the second worst defensive record conceding 55.8 goals per match.

• The Tactix have the second-best shooting accuracy in the ANZ Premiership at 84.5%.

• The Pulse have the second-best attacking record in the competition scoring 56.7 goals per match. The Pulse have the best shooting accuracy at 86% while they also have the best defensive record conceding just 42.3 goals per match.

• Pulse shooter Aliyah Dunn is the most accurate shooter in the ANZ Premiership with her 326 goals coming at 93.7% accuracy, while Tactix shooter Ellie Bird is the second most accurate shooting 358 goals at 90.2%.


Splice Construction Magic v Ascot Park Hotel Southern Steel
When: 7:40pm, Wednesday 1 May
Where: Claudelands Arena, Hamilton
Broadcast: SKY Sport (NZ), FanPass (SKY), (outside NZ)

Match Notes

• When the teams last met in Round 6 the Steel defeated the Magic 57-43 in Auckland.

• The Steel has won all eight previous meetings between the teams in the ANZ Premiership.

• The Magic versus Steel match-up in the ANZ Premiership is the only one where a team hasn’t beaten the other since the competition started in 2017.

• The Magic suffered their biggest ever ANZ Premiership loss against the Pulse in Round 9 with their 21-goal, 33-54 loss. The Magic’s 33-goals is their equal lowest score in the ANZ Premiership.

• The Magic has the lowest average goals scored at 46.5 goals per match while they have the second best defensive record conceding 51.4 goals per match.

• The Steel has the best attacking record in the competition scoring 62.5 goals per match, while they also have the highest average shots at goal with 76.2 shots per match. The Steel has the third highest shooting accuracy at 82%.

• Magic shooter Kharnia Williams made her ANZ Premiership debut against the Pulse in Wellington in Round 9.

• Steel defender Te Huinga Reo Selby-Rickit played her 150th combined National League match in Round 9 against the Mystics. Selby-Rickit has played these matches across the former New Zealand National Bank Cup (8 matches), the ANZ Championship (99) and the ANZ Premiership (43).


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