Super Netball 2022 news: West Coast Fever def Collingwood Magpies, Giants Netball vs NSW Swifts, results, report, score

West Coast Fever solidified their place at the top of the Super Netball leaderboard, winning a thrilling five-goal match against the resurrected Collingwood Magpies in Perth.

West Coast Fever solidified their place at the top of the Super Netball leaderboard, winning a thrilling five-goal match against the resurrected Collingwood Magpies in Perth.

They are now one game ahead of the second-placed Melbourne Vixens.

The final five minutes of the game were reached without any team having risen more than four at any time.

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The Magpies were four goals in the middle of the last quarter, but Fever’s better handling of the supershot period saw them take the game away from an impressive group of Magpies.

With Kelsey Browne ravaging Fever’s defense, Sunday Aryang was pushed back into the winger early in the fourth quarter and made an immediate impact, disrupting the easy access to the circle that Browne had enjoyed earlier. A key defensive advantage of Stacey Francis-Bayman during the supershot period allowed Fever to use her advantage.

Both sides were eliminated in the final with Magpies attack on goal Gabby Sinclair and Fever midfielder Jess Anstiss ruled out due to illness and foot injury respectively. Nyah Allen entered the top ten as a replacement for Sinclair, making a cameo in the final five minutes, while Jordan Cransberg got some time on the pitch in the middle as a replacement for Anstiss.

It was a high quality match with few turnovers and gains, as both teams worked to treasure the ball and used all their skills to keep the ball away from defenders. Fever manager Dan Ryan made midfield and defensive changes throughout the match in an attempt to stifle the Magpies’ attacking fastball. The Magpies remained with the same seven until the final five minutes of the match, when Nyah Allen was entered.

The Magpies had clearly done their homework. The Magpies feeders were placing their passes on Shimona Nelson with utmost precision to avoid the defensive work of Fever goalkeeper Courtney Bruce.

The Fever had the best center pass conversion of any team that came into play and the Magpies identified it, trying to interrupt it in their middle pass defense by crowding the middle third and disrupting the rush of Fever winger Alice Teague. -Neeld, who is so prolific in this industry.

The Fevers looked stronger when they hit the edge of the circle and could easily give the ball to Fowler. However, they missed Jess Anstiss and at times struggled to get around the zone defenses that the Magpies were running.

West Coast Fever 74, Collingwood Magpies 69

A BATTLE OF FINALISTS

Although the Magpies have had a slow start to the season, they have truly established themselves as contenders in the Finals. This high-quality game was an example of what we expect to see from the top teams, with few turnovers, few ball-earned opportunities in defense, and accurate shots from both teams.

A DIAMOND TO TEACHERS

With Gabby Sinclair sidelined for the match, questions would be asked of Sophie Garbin, who had been benched at the start of the last Magpies match.

A favorite as a shooter on goal for the Diamonds, Garbin had a solid game on goal, putting in a super-shot in the closing moments of the all-important third quarter. Kelsey Browne continued to strongly back a call-up for the Diamonds team, finishing the match with 26 assists, 37 center passes received and four pickups.

THE MAGIC OF MOTHER’S DAY

Jhaniele Fowler and Ash Brazill celebrated Mother’s Day in style. Fowler has given up a lot to be in this league, spending long periods of time away from her daughter. He was in his usual good form, shooting 61/63 goals at 97%.

Continuing his strong run at the Commonwealth Games, Brazill was a strong presence for the Magpies, finishing the match without a turnover and making gains and shots at crucial points in the match. She was also instrumental in the transition during the game.

Originally published as Fever cements first place in Magpies thriller: Super Netball wrapping