Thoroughbreds, Exeter and Eclipse secure promotion to Premier League 3

Thoroughbreds Netball Club, Exeter Netball Club and Eclipse Netball Club will compete in Premier League 3 in the 2019/2020 season after winning promotion in the play-offs.

Eclipse, who were crowned London & South East regional champions, have successfully made the step up at the first time of asking after an unbeaten weekend.

A 42-37 victory over Chester set them on their way before wins against Hertford Hornets (52-41) and Eclipse (46-42) saw them top Group C.

They then came up against Team Jets, who finished 8th in Premier League 3, and secured a narrow 46-44 victory.

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Thoroughbreds also completed a perfect weekend, topping Group A after beating Exeter (48-47), Tibberton Stars (60-34) and Kent County (53-37).

The East regional champions then faced North West champions Chester, who were looking for an immediate return to Premier League competition, and ran out 46-41 winners.

Exeter finished second in Group A with two wins (59-39 vs. Kent County and 60-34 vs. Tibberton Stars) and one defeat (47-48 vs. Thoroughbreds) to their name.

Their opponents in their final play-off game were Yorkshire regional winners Hi-Tech, who had finished top of Group B.

And the South West regional winners proved too strong, taking a 56-34 win and a spot in Premier League 3.

A full list of results can be viewed here.

A huge thank you to all the players, coaches, officials, volunteers and supporters for a fantastic weekend of netball.

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