The strength in established connections will help raise the bar yet again for The Good Oil Tactix with the core of this year’s ANZ Premiership grand finalists returning to the red-and-black strip.

Creating a slice of history, the Northern Mystics won the ANZ Premiership for the first time when pipping The Good Oil Tactix 61-59 in a gripping Grand Final in Auckland on Sunday.

Winning the possession battle paved the way for The Good Oil Tactix to emerge 54-49 winners over a gallant Ascot Park Hotel Southern Steel in a pulsating Elimination Final in Invercargill on Sunday.

The Good Oil Tactix have reached the Finals Series for the third time in four years and have a second straight Grand Final appearances in their sights. 

In their final hit-out before the Grand Final in two weeks, the Northern Mystics delivered a strong dress rehearsal when shutting out a determined challenge from The Good Oil Tactix 63-59 in Christchurch on Sunday.

The Good Oil Tactix defender Sophia Fenwick hopes the milestones keep coming over the next few weeks as the Mainlanders brace for the business end of the season.

The Good Oil Tactix are keen to say thanks to the netball community and their fans in the best possible way – a victory in their last ANZ Premiership round robin game and the opportunity to host an Elimination Final.

The Good Oil Tactix’ ANZ Premiership play-off hopes remain alive after a heart-stopping come from behind two-goal victory over the Splice Construction Magic in Rotorua.

Complacency will not be an issue for The Good Oil Tactix according to defender Karin Burger, as the Mainlanders aim to maintain their winning momentum.

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