The draw for Round 8 saw all four of St Ives' teams drawn at home and that advantage produced some good results.
The 2s had a morale boosting win over Belrose 64-52 (9 pts to 1), an excellent result given Belrose is contending for honours this year. The 2s just have the one game remaining in their programme.
The 4s also had an excellent win over Forestville RSL 68-53 (9 pts to 1). That result leaves them in second place 13 pts behind Willoughby Park with 2 rounds left. St Ives will meet Willoughby Park away in Round 10.
The all-conquering 7s had another sparkling effort defeating Lindfield Rollers convincingly 73-35 (10 pts to 0). St Ives have a 14 pt edge over Seaforth and 16 over Mona Vale. However the 7s final two fixtures are away to both of their chasers.
To snap what was otherwise a fine set of results the 6s fell to a very narrow loss to Lane Cove 50-58 (1 pt to 9). They are still in contention in 3rd place 15.5 pts behind Mosman. There is a "must win" confrontation in Round 9 as the 6s travel to Mosman.
Gerard Coggans 1 July 2018