NETTLEBED Stingers suffered a surprise defeat against Flyers in Division Two of the Maidenhead District Netball League on Tuesday.

The Stingers had a two-goal advantage at the end of the first quarter, but Flyers pulled it back to lead by 13 at the half-time interval.

Flyers were dominant in the third period and only allowed the Stingers to score four goals. Nettlebed Stingers managed to close the gap in the final quarter but Flyers left Kidwells Park with a great 28-23 win.

Second-placed Whistl Warriors were gifted all five points as Frenzy were unable to field a team to keep up their push for promotion.

Girl Friday were too strong for Sharks, leading throughout the game and pulling away in each quarter to win 28-11.

Henley took on Risers in a tight game. Great shooting from both teams saw them go goal-for-goal until the third quarter where Henley managed to pull ahead a lead by five.

Risers pulled back to be within a single goal at one stage in the final period, but Henley scored three goals in quick success to take the win 41-37.

Firebirds led Genesis by three goals at the break and then held a six-goal advantage at the end of the third period. Genesis came back strong in the final quarter but could not pull back the deficit so Firebirds took the win 21-18.

Blaze have been crowned champions of Division Three this season after a hard-fought win against Ants.

The match was level at half-time but Blaze pulled ahead by three goals in the third quarter and kept that lead until the final whistle for a 31-28 victory.

Second-placed Apple Travel took on third-in-the-table Woodley in a must-win game for both teams to see who would be promoted.

Apple took a three-goal lead in the first quarter but Woodley came back in the second period to only be a single goal behind at half-time. Apple managed to gain a slender two-goal lead in quarter three and, with it all to play for in the final period, they showed their experience to take the win 26-20.

The victory secures them second place in the table and promotion into Division Two next season.

The Blitz shooters were on form against Meister. They led from the start and pulled further away with each quarter to win 33-17.

Crazies had a great game against Bluebirds, leading throughout to take a much-needed 36-22 victory.

The Langley Netball Club Sapphires were unable to field a team so Blue Magnets took the points.