Round 12: Collingwood Magpies 75 def. NSW Swifts 68
This was a very high scoring match, and the margin would have been even more significant without the supershot, as the Swifts sunk nine to keep themselves in the game.
We witnessed some really solid coaching by first year coach, Nicole Richardson, and her assistant Kate Upton, as the Magpies have grown and built across the season. They were totally on point in this game. In contrast I thought the Swifts looked tired, they’ve been on the road for a long time which has probably impacted them.
They were also clearly missing their coach, Briony Akle, who at the time of this match, was still in quarantine in Adelaide. I think her team are reliant on the energy she gives them and the appropriate changes she makes. Mostly that is a good thing, but in this situation the players weren’t able to get themselves into the match.