Match Report – West Coast Fever v Sunshine Coast Lightning (Grand Final, Suncorp Super Netball 2018)
BY JENNY SINCLAIR
If a final is treated like any other game – in a bid to quell nerves – there’s a danger it will be played like any other game. And so the deciding encounter between Sunshine Coast Lightning and West Coast Fever proved. In winning back to back titles, Lightning confessed that they were happy to grind out the win. But for the Fever – Jhaniele Fowler’s desperate sideline scramble and baseline acrobatics aside – the passion and the do-or-die heroics were strangely subdued. In respecting Lightning’s ball winning ability they lost the free-flowing game that has served them so well all season, and will look on the grand final as one that slipped away.