Match Report – Australia v England (Quad Series, September 2018)
BY MEGAN MAURICE
While it was far from revenge for a Commonwealth Games loss in April, the Australian Diamonds will take heart from a five goal victory over their England Roses rivals in their second Quad Series match in front of a sell-out Newcastle crowd of 4,544. A flying start by the Roses appeared to stun the Diamonds at the start of the match, but through the defensive work of Gabi Simpson, Courtney Bruce and Jo Weston, the Diamonds managed to claw their way back into the contest, despite some early problems in attack. The home team struggled to penetrate the circle, with Centre Kim Ravaillion offering little in terms of movement or options on the circle edge.