THERE were a host of close games in the Premier Division of the Maidenhead & District Netball League on Monday.

Blue Swifts won a cracker 39-38 against Pandair to boost their hopes of a top-four spot.

Swifts saw the return of GS Sophie Georghiou from an ankle injury and she slotted straight back in to the starting line-up.

Both teams showcased some excellent shooting as they went goal-for-goal all through the first quarter, but Swifts pulled away to a six-goal lead in the second stanza.

However, Pandair kept coming and drew back to within one and the game continued in this fashion until Q4 where Pandair draw back level.

Some possession-based netball saw Blue Swifts keep the ball until the final play of the game to secure a final goal and take the victory.

Mavericks battled bravely against table-toppers Windsor before being edged out 35-32.

The sides went goal-for-goal in Q1 and Mavericks stayed within touching distance until the third period where Windsor turned on the style and pushed on to a four-goal advantage.

The final quarter saw Mavericks limit Windsor to just five goals, but they could not keep the pressure on and the leaders held on for the win.

Phoenix Pinkz were defeated 27-25 by second-bottom Scotch, the sides drawing all the way through to Q3 where Scotch turned on the style.

Second-placed Business Moves produced the display-of-the-week to thrash the side one below them in the table, Angels, 45-30.

Business Moves surged into an eight-goal lead by the end of Q1, and the gap would only grow bigger as the game went on.

B52s turned on the style, romping to a 52-30 victory over basement side Sevens in the final game of the evening.

Unbeaten Division One leaders Woodley Comets made it 11 wins from 11 games with a resounding 49-25 success against cellar-dwellers Apple Green Travel, while Phoenix climbed to second after Eclipse conceded their game.

Sparks raced into a five-goal lead at the end of the first quarter, and held on as the game progressed to beat Mavericks 30-19.

In Division Two, Girl Friday overcame Whistl Warriors 25-23, table-topping Nettlebed Stingers beat Firebirds 25-19, Risers downed Sharks 38-24 and Genesis edged out Henley 27-23.

Flyers took the points after Frenzy forfeited their clash.

Division Three leaders Blaze enjoyed a convincing 40-18 win against Blue Magnets.

Apple Travel are second after they beat Bluebirds 24-12, and ANTS’ shooters were on the money in a 32-18 success against Crazies.

Meister were too strong for LNC Sapphires, winning 22-13, while Woodley overturned a five-goal deficit at the end of the first quarter to comeback and beat Blitz 28-24.