The 2018 edition of the Rainbow Paints Blantyre and Districts Netball League (BDNL) registered its first stalemate game on Sunday following a 34-34 tie between strugglers Machinjiri Sisters and Polytechnic Sisters.
The result means each of the two sides has now earned their first points in the 10-team league this season. Prior to their encounter at Blantyre Youth Centre (BYC), Machinjiri and Polytechnic had each lost all their six matches.
According to BDNL general secretary Annie Hanjahanja-Billie, the draw is a fair result for the bottom-placed sides, who remained the only teams without a point this season.
“The competition is tough in the league this season and it is a big relief for both sides to finally earn points,” she said.
Meanwhile, defending champions Kukoma Diamonds have maintained their unbeaten run and are at the summit of the table with 16 points from eight straight wins after thumping Gerald Tasaukadala Sisters 163-6 on Sunday.
They are closely followed by Thunder Queens, who are second with 14 points from eight matches.
On the other hand, Prison Sisters cemented their stand on third position with a 48-39 victory over fourth placed Serenity Stars. Prison have 12 points from eight outings while Stars have 10 points from the same number of matches.
Tigresses thrashed Polytechnic Sisters 97-9 to maintain fifth place with eight points from seven fixtures.
In the other match, Chilomoni Sisters had a 74-12 triumph over Tasaukadala Sisters to displace Shizaella Queens from the sixth position. Chilomoni have six points out of seven games while Shizaella have four points from eight matches.