BallerParticipantApril 3, 2022 at 3:38 pmPost count: 466
What a game! Winders, Jury, Mes, Souness and a few more than putting their hand up.enozlasParticipantApril 3, 2022 at 3:41 pmPost count: 430
How’s that last goal from Mes! Wow!
Both teams stepped up, I feel magic are slowly building towards a 60min performance.WeWoodParticipantApril 3, 2022 at 3:47 pmPost count: 444
I completely forgot about this game and tuned in for the last 2 mins.
Between the Mes falling-out-of-the-court goal to thinking “what the heck is that LdB??” to the sensation buzzer beater from Dunn, I felt like I needed a lie down after the smidge of the game I saw 😂
For the Magic to come within 1 of the Pulse is sensational. In the closing comments I heard Ekenasio played 45 minutes, Edgecombe the full game and clearly LdB paired with Maihi was massive for them.
Do Tong and Mikaere have COVID assumedly?mcleodParticipantApril 3, 2022 at 3:50 pmPost count: 1388
Was a cracking last bit that was, actually the whole game was,Ian HarkinModeratorApril 3, 2022 at 3:55 pmPost count: 13957
Full time: Pulse 51-50
Mes 24/28 (86%)
Ekenasio 18/21 (86%)
Rowland 8/10 (80%)
TOTAL 50/59 (85%)
Dunn 37/40 (93%)
Metuarau 14/17 (82%)
TOTAL 51/57 (90%)
Assists: Edgecombe 20
Gains: Jury 8
MVP: Kelly Jury (Pulse)
What a game and what a finish. That last 60 secs!NateParticipantApril 3, 2022 at 4:09 pmPost count: 245
Match of the season so far, love a close game all across the court.
If you look purely on numbers Edgecombe outplayed Souness for the WA position between the teams. Thinking edgecombe had a much better game, especially as she isn’t a natural WA… so far…
I wonder if they though of just shifting the midcourt with Edgecombe Wd, Winders C and Kiersten wa?
Mes still on fire, watching her outrebound Jury from BEHIND is amazing.
Huge penalty count different definitely shows the two varying playing style, over 25 penalties difference is a lot and both pulse in circle d’s need to be cleaner and still a lot of late contacts.
Reading above about Dunn over Wilson, idk about that one, Dunn hasn’t really run against the full blown physicality of Aussie and England defence, not sure she’d stand up for that. If she could then yeah I’d agree, you really can have 6 goalers vying for 4 spots for CWG. Mels(if she gets fit for a full 60mins consistantly), Mes ( if she puts her hand up), Wilson, Nweke, Dunn and Tiana. With that Nweke and Dunn only play GS so you could only take one imo.
Yeah sorry about the LdB didn’t want to stuff up on the spelling hahaha but does anyone know IF she could play for Magic as an injury replacement for the season?JayceenzParticipantApril 3, 2022 at 4:20 pmPost count: 82
Magic deserved to win this game! They got out bullied in that last few seconds by Pulse who should have been pulled for contact but meh 😑! As for Dunn against the Aussies or England? Never gonna happen. She is a sloth in that circle compared to Mes and Wilson who should be in before her.enozlasParticipantApril 3, 2022 at 4:45 pmPost count: 430
“Sloth” is pretty harsh.
I actually think she’s very composed and has great timing. You don’t need to run all over the place if you’ve got perfect timing and a good hold which I think she has. She’s severely underrated imo.
Wilson tries to do too much in comparison and is very erratic.
I think Mes is actually the perfect balance between the two.
Will be interesting to see who gets selected but unfortunately I agree I don’t think it’ll be Dunn.Netballfan1ParticipantApril 3, 2022 at 4:48 pmPost count: 134
What a game!!!
These teams should be so proud of the quality they’re producing in the most difficult timesNesianParticipantApril 3, 2022 at 4:55 pmPost count: 245
@Jayceenz what a load of rubbish. “Sloth”. What does that make Nweke who I have no doubt will be going? A statue? She is the best pure shooter in the league (that doesn’t mean the best GS) she can shoot from inside and from afar and I don’t think she has ever averaged under 90% in her years in the league. Find another shooter with those stats.
As for the Magic deserving to win that too is a joke. It would have been because Mes through a hail mary which landed in the hoop.
Both teams were very physical I thought and a lot of calls were missed but you play to the whistle.
Mes has got crazy hops and easily out jumped Jury on the rebound. I was thinking either Burley or Mes had the best vertical in the league but I’d say it would be Mes after watching that. I would actually love to see her play a quarter against Nweke as I think should would get ball off her.
De Bruin was amazing considering the circumstances, I really take my hat off to her and she looked like she didn’t miss a step.NateParticipantApril 3, 2022 at 5:15 pmPost count: 245
@Nesian in regards to Dunn, would be interesting to see her shooting chart for her year to year in the league as I think your described ‘from afar’ is kinda generous. She would be the slowest GS for movement in the league even behind Bird I reckon and should get done for a lot of steps, aka lazy feet moves. Wilson has a way better solid and stronger hold than Dunn and puts up more mid range to ‘afar’ shoots consistantly.
Not sure Nweke would be a shoe in for the Ferns.
Mes v Nweke would be great to watch as Mes would easily beat her and not just in the jump, you see when Mes plays GA she has great reflexes and reads on defence.
Is there any warm up internationals before CWG?NesianParticipantApril 3, 2022 at 5:39 pmPost count: 245
@Nate I’d disagree with her being the slowest in the league. I think Bird is far slower. The lazy feet steps you refer to is the same thing that Ekenasio does and I assume she has learnt it off her. I rate Wilsons footwork over Dunn as I think she takes quicker steps but I think they play very similar games , being ex-international basketballers it doesn’t surprise me. Wilson has quicker feet and is more physical (which some people don’t like but I do) Dunn, more craft and a better overall shooter. As for shooting from afar, she did lead the Fast 5 in two pointers and accuracy for NZ back whenever the last one was so yes, I’d say her shooting from afar is better than the majority as well.
Nweke would be my only shoe in for the ferns at this point. She is one dimensional but she is dominant in this league. I just hope it translates to Internationals and they don’t have anyone who can out jump her as it would all fall to pieces for us if they did.KwkiwiParticipantApril 3, 2022 at 5:54 pmPost count: 115
@maryann thanks for relaying the sparksport experience you had so far, much appreciated.
Cracker game. Glad Pulse took it out. I thought they might choke. If Dunn isn’t clutch then I don’t know what is. I doubt Wilson, Nweke or Mes would have landed that shot like Dunn did. Brilliant intercept also by Manua. Was a key moment in the game.
That’s bollocks that Dunn lacks quickness. She’s got similar baseline footspeed and movement as Cara Koenan. I’m glad Aaliyah seems to be enjoying her netball with Metuarau and just getting on with her game. The magic defenders were unable to shut her down.NateParticipantApril 3, 2022 at 6:17 pmPost count: 245
@Nesian yeah totally agree Ekenasio does the same lol kinda like how Aiken learnt her shuffle step off medhurst way back when lol
I think with Nweke we have seen defenders match her not only with the jump but strength too and she hasn’t versed Sterling who’s very aerial and agile.
@kwkiwi I can see the comparisons with Koenan but we’ve seen how her game also doesn’t match up now people know her baseline game.
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