Mackay Magpies Crusadres had two chances in as many first half minutes to break the deadlock at Sologinkin Oval on Saturday night.
Preparing to face the competition's most potent attack and second-stingiest defence, Cutters coach Steve Sheppard knows his side is up against it.
The Mackay Cutters will be sweating on the fitness of Lloyd White ahead of Saturday's Intrust Super Cup clash with Sunshine Coast.
Netball is no longer the sole sporting bastion for female athletes in Australia, but the Whitsunday Sharks coach is not concerned about player drain.
The mother of four has coached at just about every level of netball, and brings more than a decade of experience to her latest role in Mackay.
She left her dream home and all she knew for a fresh start in North Queensland, but Julie-Anne Penklis is thriving in her new netball environment.
As the final wall between the opposition and the back of his net, the MCU goalkeeper Mitch Wright provided insight into how he prepared to guard against Easts
Hamish Wright has represented New Zealand and won a bronze medal at the world championships, but even he was surprised by his performance in Brisbane.
'What you offer up here is second-to-none in the NPL, and I hope that improves' said Lions FC coach Warren Moon following Saturday night's NPL clash.
Van Den Heuvel rides wave of success into national squad after ending his self-imposed exile.