WARRINGTON Town are closing in on the top three in the North West Netball Premier Division.

This is following a 62-46 home victory over Trafford, who defeated them by one point when the two sides met last year.

The win leaves them only three points behind third-place Bury, who themselves fell to a home loss against league leaders Chester.

Since switching Courtney Perks to goal attack and Elena Forde to centre, the team have gone from strength to strength, with coach Yvonne Sampson admitting her changes have re-energised the squad.

This was demonstrated with some fabulous netball on show on Saturday, with junior squad shooter Emily Coleman getting 93% shooting stats in the third quarter.

Plaudits undoubtedly went to the attacking players, with wing attack Hayley Preece being awarded player of the match and goal shooter Lucy Bradley receiving the coach’s player prize.

The win was Town’s fourth on the bounce, however a tough encounter away looms next week against second-place Oldham, who themselves are on a three-match winning streak.

With only seven points separating the two sides as it stands, a win could close the gap with only five games of the season remaining.

Town will also take confidence from their round four game against the Greater Manchester club – a match they won 49-47.