Ian HarkinModeratorApril 2, 2022 at 7:18 pmPost count: 13964
3/4 time: Firebirds 59-39
A 20 goal lead for Firebirds and they’ve now made their first changes of the game. Simpson and Bakewell-Doran getting a well-deserved rest. Lightning playing for pride now.Ian HarkinModeratorApril 2, 2022 at 7:28 pmPost count: 13964
Wallam sits down with 49/55. Oh, one more goal would have been nice. Anyway, Firebirds are on 72 now with still 7 minutes to play. This after Lightning conceded 82 last week! Ouch.NB12ParticipantApril 2, 2022 at 7:32 pmPost count: 316
Rav looks good in WD. If she can get more time there she could make a case for Diamonds selection.
I don’t think Koenan is up to Diamonds standard. I’d like to see Wallam at least in the Diamonds squad.blondebombParticipantApril 2, 2022 at 7:32 pmPost count: 35
Are we going to see West Coast Fevers record broken by a circle that has one shooter with only 2 SSN games under their belt?Ian HarkinModeratorApril 2, 2022 at 7:32 pmPost count: 13964
While we’ve been marvelling at Wallam, Gretel Bueta and Lara Dunkley have both been calmly going about their business of destroying the Lightning defence! Firebirds 78-49 with 4 minutes left.Ian HarkinModeratorApril 2, 2022 at 7:44 pmPost count: 13964
Full time: Firebirds 82-54
Batcheldor 25/33 (76%)
Koenen 24/29 (83%)
Lawrie 2/5 (40%)
TOTAL 51/67 (76%)
Wallam 49/55 (89%)
Bueta 23/26 (89%)
Stower 4/6 (67%)
TOTAL 76/87 (87%)
Assists: Dunkley 32
Gains: Bakewell-Doran 5
POTM: Ruby Bakewell-DoranIan HarkinModeratorApril 2, 2022 at 7:52 pmPost count: 13964
A comprehensive win for Firebirds. Lots to like about their performance but that penalty count of 36 is incredible. Ruby Bakewell-Doran is just the defender they’ve been looking for in that regard.
Where does Lightning go from here? 82 against them again.netballgirlParticipantApril 2, 2022 at 7:57 pmPost count: 61
Ouch, poor lightening, nothing is going there way. Teams have figured out Koanen and dominate her, can’t see her making Diamonds now. The problem with lightening is their midcourt lack of connections and no defensive pressure.NB12ParticipantApril 2, 2022 at 7:58 pmPost count: 316
Great coverage on Fox. Really enjoying less ads and the after games analysis. Having the winning coach join for a sit down interview is great.TullyParticipantApril 2, 2022 at 8:04 pmPost count: 1264
Lightning have major issues. They don’t appear to have the personnel in the midcourt. As good as their opposition has been to have 82 scored against them two weeks in a row is abysmal. Dehaney has done some nice things but they have no combination or unit defence. No defensive pressure through court. When Wood is back I actually think they should play a Wood -Batcheldor circle. Koenen is not at her best, dropped balls and missed short shots. In this form I’ll be surprised if she makes Diamonds. They need to dig in and fight like Swifts.
Firebirds have really come out well to start the season. They have found their defensive combination. Bake well-Doran is impressive. Jenner is going to struggle for court time. But the next two rounds will really show if they are finals contenders or not, they have Fever then Giants.
Ian HarkinModeratorApril 3, 2022 at 1:27 pmPost count: 13964
- This reply was modified 3 months ago by Tully.
Unfortunately, Alice Teague-Neeld is a late out for today’s game against Collingwood under Covid-19 health and safety protocols. She will be replaced by Zoe Cransberg from our extended squad.
— West Coast Fever (@WestCoastFever) April 3, 2022enozlasParticipantApril 3, 2022 at 1:38 pmPost count: 432
I know I’m stating the obvious… but how ironic that they released Pitman the one round they probably really need her… you can’t script this stuff 😂Ian HarkinModeratorApril 3, 2022 at 1:52 pmPost count: 13964
UMPIRES: Jemma Cook and Tara WarnerIan HarkinModeratorApril 3, 2022 at 2:14 pmPost count: 13964
A series of turnovers sees Fever assert some sort of control here. Up 16-9 as we go to a timeout.
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