Magpies approaching peak form in Super Netball

CLUTCH HANDS: Bendigo's Caitlin Thwaites reaches for a ball during Saturday's win over the star goal shooter's former side New South Wales Swifts. Picture: PATRICK THWAITES

CLUTCH HANDS: Bendigo's Caitlin Thwaites reaches for a ball during Saturday's win over the star goal shooter's former side New South Wales Swifts. Picture: PATRICK THWAITES

CAITLIN Thwaites' Magpies have cemented fourth spot on the Super Netball ladder with a 12-goal win over the New South Wales Swifts on Saturday.

Magpies centre Kim Ravallion had one of her best games of the season, feeding Thwaites whose 49 goals at 94 per cent was one shy of her season-best haul.

The win was the Magpies' fourth in five games, with the star-studded team seemingly hitting peak form approaching the finals.

They play the bottom two sides, West Coast Fever and Adelaide, in the next two weeks.

Meanwhile, fellow Bendigo play Chloe Watson's Melbourne Vixens have been dislodged from top spot after a 56-52 loss to Giants Netball on Sunday.

In better news for Watson, Vixens coach Simone McKinnis said she would not be lured into wholesale personnel changes ahead of the finals.

Asked if the result would spur a re-think of the starting lining up, McKinnis said: "I don't think so.

“We've got 10 players that are capable of going on,” she said.

“We didn't play very well, the Giants played a very good game, you've got to identify those areas that we struggled in and address them.

"I definitely have to acknowledge that the Giants played very well and didn't allow us to get into the game. But that's a good learning experience for us."

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