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19:08  15 june  2019
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Lightning netball too strong for T-Birds

Lightning netball too strong for T-Birds Reigning champions Sunshine Coast have come from behind to beat Adelaide 59-53 in the first Super Netball match played in Darwin. In a tight tussle at the top end's new Marrara Netball Centre, the Lightning posted a 59-53 victory over the Thunderbirds thanks a dominant final quarter. Credit Cards Are Now Offering 0% Interest Until 2020 Find out more on Finder Ad Lightning goal shooter Peace Proscovia sat out the first three quarters but made her presence well and truly felt with a starring role in the final term to deliver the win.

Suncorp Super Netball (also known non-commercially as the National Netball League) is the premier netball league in Australia. The inaugural season commenced in February 2017.

Super Netball premiership points: Magpies 6, Thunderbirds 2. Super Netball premiership points. Vixens 5, Firebirds 1. *No bonus points awarded for drawn first and fourth quarters. Super Netball premiership points. Fever 6, Lightning 2. MVP: Nat Medhurst.

Fever pip Thunderbirds in Super Netball© AAP Image Verity Charles Star shooter Jhaniele Fowler has played through the pain barrier to ensure the West Coast Fever were spared the anguish of yet another Super Netball stalemate.

The Jamaican international was hampered by a knee injury during the Fever's home clash with the Adelaide Thunderbirds, but the discomfort dissipated when she nailed the decisive goal of a 53-52 nailbiter at RAC Arena on Saturday.

Sixth-placed West Coast were on the verge of recording a fourth draw in the competition until Fowler recorded her 47th goal from 48 attempts to cap the Fever's recovery from a 7-16 deficit at the end of the opening quarter.

Fever snatch Super Netball stalemate

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Giants shake off a first quarter slump against Magpies as Thunderbirds stay mired at bottom of the ladder.

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The sloppy beginning included 11 turnovers but the introduction of Alice Teague-Neeld as Fowler's foil in the second quarter caused a momentum shift.

West Coast outscored the Thunderbirds 18-11 in the second term before the contest settled into an arm wrestle.

"There's certainly grit, there's determination and there's a way in which we can play," said relieved Fever coach Stacey Marinkovich.

"It wasn't the start that we wanted but we changed the line-up and it didn't necessarily work in that quarter.

"But the defensive pressure was back from our side and that was something we'll definitely take into the coming weeks."

Maria Folau scored 33 goals from 38 attempts for the seventh-placed Thunderbirds while Sasha Glasgow (19/22) also placed the Fever's circle defence under pressure.

Thunderbirds coach Tania Obst was frustrated after her side slipped from a dominant position.

"I'm really pleased of what we did put out there but we'll need to go back and have a look at some things that we can tidy up to be better for next week," she said.

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