Lightning shock as Kazuals struck down after breakthrough win as Aztecs start again

Jake Santa MariaGeraldton Guardian
Lightning fell short of an upest after a late Pumas surge.
Camera IconLightning fell short of an upest after a late Pumas surge. Credit: Jake Santa Maria

Was it a hangover from last week’s efforts or was it simply the reward for an improving side?

For the second straight week, the Geraldton Netball Association saw a huge upset after Kazuals ended Aztecs’ 2½-year run of 38 straight victories.

Just a week later, Kazuals saw their own winning run come to an end as Lightning produced a shock 55-47 win on Tuesday.

While Aztecs have been dominant, they are also the only team that have beaten Kazuals in the last two years.

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Lightning have been comfortably the fourth-best team, and after taking down Pumas last weekend, they backed it up with their most impressive victory in years.

While Aztecs and Kazuals will finish top-two this year, it adds plenty of intrigue to the upcoming finals series, which a couple of weeks ago looked like a one-horse race.

In the later game, Aztecs were in no mood to entertain the idea of another loss as they smashed the lowly Falcons 64-39.

With Kazuals dropping their game, Aztecs have secured another minor premiership with three rounds to go.

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