Hunter United keen to turn tables on Bankstown and boost promotion hopes

Hunter United
Hunter United

Minor premiers Hunter United will be out to prove a point on two counts when they take on Bankstown City in Metro League division one on Thursday night.

Hunter wrapped up the minor premiership last week with three rounds remaining and next take on the only team to beat them this year, seventh-placed Bankstown City.

Bankstown won 49-45 in round seven and Hunter coach Traci Baber said her side had a point to prove this time around.

“We certainly want to beat them, and it’s their claim to fame as well, that they are the only team to beat us,” Baber said. “I said to the girls that even though we can’t lose first place, everyone will be out to get you and there’s six teams fighting for the other three spots in the finals and last place is relegated, so everyone has incentive.

“We had a loss and a draw in the first round, and we beat the side we drew with by about 20 this round.”

Baber said the team were also keen to boost the club’s push for inclusion in next year’s Premier League.

Off the court, Hunter United will make a presentation to Netball NSW on Thursday about their promotion to the top league, which this year features eight clubs playing in open and under-20 divisions.