Death, taxes, and City smoking their opponents.
It's been a long-lasting trend in the Orange Netball Association but according to coach Cindy Gilchrist, it's not one that should discourage opposing teams.
She's been at the helm for seven of the 11 consecutive titles won by the powerhouse and even though her side's goal is to keep winning, she doesn't want to damage the morale of opposing sides.
In the case of Hawks Banksia Building on Saturday, the 81-19 scoreline wasn't a flattering one for the recently promoted outfit but Gilchrist says the inexperienced team isn't too far off the mark and will only get better with more game time.
"There were some times where they put together some really great plays," Gilchrist said.
"Usually we'd play each time twice and I'm sure if that was the case this year, they'd be so much better later in the year.
"A lot of them are only babies still and hopefully they can keep going throughout the season and retain their players and keep improving."
The loss was the new side's second of the season and they slipped to last place on the ladder.
As you might have guessed, City retained top spot on the table.
In the other meetings, the under 17s invitational side scored a 54-50 win over Hawks Royal as the youngsters registered their first win of the season.
Life Studio edged out OHS Hornets 39-37, joining City as the only two undefeated sides after a fortnight of action. In the other match, Life Studio Blue took out Life Studio Sportspower 53-39.
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