Sovereigns prepare for Blaze challenge

LEADERSHIP: Sovereigns championship coach Guy Keane addresses his players during a game at Wendouree Sports and Events Centre. Picture: Brendan McCarthy
LEADERSHIP: Sovereigns championship coach Guy Keane addresses his players during a game at Wendouree Sports and Events Centre. Picture: Brendan McCarthy

Teams will be feeling the pressure as the Victorian Netball League competition nears finals with only two regular season rounds left.

The Selkirk Sovereigns are taking on DC North East Blaze at the State Netball and Hockey Centre on Wednesday night from 7pm.

For the championship side, it will be desperate to secure its first win of the season with only two more chances to do so.

But Blaze is playing for a spot in the top four, sitting equal on points with City West Falcons but behind on percentage.

It is a different story for the division one Sovereigns, which now sit in the top four with an eight-point buffer.

But they will get a finals-like challenge when they come up against a second-placed Blaze, which has only lost the one game and two draws so far this season.

In 19/under competition, the sixth-placed Sovereigns are also hoping for an upset against a top two Blaze outfit.