Rawson Homes Premiership 2017: Fusions Fire keeps finals hopes alive with thrilling one-point win over Fusions Giants

Fusions Heat cruised through Saturday courtesy of a forfeit in the Rawson Homes Premiership A Grade competition on Saturday while Fusions Johnies kept its slim minor premiership hopes alive.

There’s just three rounds remaining in local netball and its still a case of Fusions Heat leading the way.

Narromine Bombers, not for the first time in recent weeks, were forced to forfeit on Saturday, meaning Fusions Heat kept alive its unbeaten record without even stepping on the court.

The second -placed Johnies turned on the style on Saturday in a 53-27 win over the last-placed Macquarie Hornets.

While the Hornets only win this season has come courtesy of a forfeit, there has been development shown by the young players.

But on Saturday Fusions Johnies was a class above to remain four points behind Fusions Heat.

The final match of the round was the best, with Fusions Fire claiming an outstanding one-point win over Fusions Giants.

In a match with countless twists and turns, the two sides, which both feature a strong mix of wily experience and exciting youth, gave it their all until the final whistle.

But when the whistle did go it was Fire had won, the final score being 39-38.

It was a crucial win as well, with Fire now sitting one point off the Giants and the all-important fourth spot.

Fusions Fire will enjoy the bye next week while Fusions Giants play Macquarie Hornets.

Fusions Heat and Fusions Johnies will meet in a bumper top-of-the-table clash.