Match Report – England Roses v Australian Diamonds (Quad Series Match 3, 23 January 2018)
By Rona Hunnisett
The Australian Diamonds withstood a spirited England comeback in the final quarter of their match in London to take their second win of the first edition of the Quad Series for 2018.
Leading by seven goals at the start of the second half, Lisa Alexander’s charges looked set to push ahead and take a comfortable win over the world number three side.
But England, buoyed by Saturday’s win over New Zealand, edged and battled their way back into contention, inspired by some sterling defensive work by Geva Mentor and Eboni Beckford Chambers and lightning-quick driving to the circle edge by Natalie Haythornthwaite, a halftime replacement for Chelsea Pitman.