BNC Whanau coach Cherie Aoake-Puru described midcourter and goal attack Kellyann Grayson "as a huge asset" after she produced a dominant performance on return for the club in a 46-24 win over West Leagues Balance 2 on Saturday.
Grayson is back with BNC after a few seasons away but had been unavailable for the first three games of the 2019 Newcastle open championship.
It was the second win in as many outings for BNC, who had beaten Maryville Tavern by 22 goals in round three. The win moved them to fifth spot and level with fourth-placed Nova Queens Wharf Thunder on 12 points.
Aoake-Puru said BNC had had an unsettled start to the season with several players out due to other netball commitments but were getting closer to full strength and aimed to "keep building".
Forsythes Business Advisors, 16 points, stretched their unbeaten start to four wins by beating Nova 45-29. Opposing coaches Traci Baber (Forsythes) and Katie Robinson (Nova) agreed the scoreline did not reflect "a tough match".
Souths, 14 points, bounced back from an eight-goal loss to West Leagues Balance 1 last round by defeating Maryville Tavern 56-21.
West 1, also on 14 points, beat Junction Hotel 49-33.