Sunshine Girls get silver at Fast5 Netball World Series

By Sports Desk October 28, 2018

Jamaica’s Sunshine Girls came up just short at the second time of asking against New Zealand, after going down 34-33 in the final of the 2018 Fast5 Netball World Series in Melbourne on Sunday.

The Jamaicans had earlier booked their place in the final following a 23-22 victory over New Zealand and a 42-37 defeat of England.  A fire up New Zealand, who began the day looking for their fifth title, stunned the Jamaicans with a fast start.

  After using their power play in the second quarter, the Ferns secured their lead by eight goals heading into half-time.  The Sunshine Girls, however, battled back in the final quarter hitting a six-point goal to bring the title down to the final few seconds. 

New Zealand secured a place in the final based on results from the previous day of competition and a 36-16 win over Malawi at the Melbourne Arena.

Hosts Australia won bronze after beating Malawi 38-15.  The Australians had lost to England 29-28 but were victorious over South Africa 50-20 to qualify for the bronze medal game, with Malawi beating South Africa 33-32 to do the same.

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