Thomastown has tasted premiership success for the first time in the Northern Netball League.

The club, which has been in the competition since 2010, was determined to win a premiership this year.

It claimed the section 6 flag with a 28-23 win over North Heidelberg 4 on Friday night.

Lauren Newstead was named best on court.

In section 7, St Martins defeated the Heat 38-35 in the Heat’s first year in the competition.

It was heartbreak for South Morang 3 in section 8 as it went down by two goals to West Ivanhoe in a thriller.

West Ivanhoe won 34-32. Stef Symes was named best on court.

Bundoora Comets 4 defeated Fitzroy Stars 4, 33-16 in section 9. Lauren Grimes was awarded best on court.

It was preliminary final week in the other five sections.

Bundoora Comets’ grand final hopes were dashed 62-39 by North Heidelberg in section 1, while Watsonia 1 won through to play South Morang 1 in section 2.

Whittlesea had contrasting fortunes in sections 3 and 4.

Whittlesea 2 will play St Marys in the section 3 grand final after beating North Heidelberg 2, 31-25. Whittlesea 3 is out of the finals after losing to Greensborough 3, 34-28 in section 4.

Greensborough will play Lalor in the grand final and North Heidelberg 3 will play Hurstbridge 1 in the section 5 grand final.