Match Report – Australia v New Zealand (Quad Series, September 2018)
BY CARA GLEDHILL
The money was clearly on the Diamonds to take the win against a relatively untested Silver Ferns outfit, but the Ferns turned on a promising performance with the Diamonds eventually running away five-goal winners. Coached by Noeline Taurua, the team has a very different spirit about it to the team who missed out on a medal at the Commonwealth Games. Despite coming as close as two goals at various points during the game, it never felt like the momentum swung in the Ferns’ favour for long enough that they threatened the win. The calmness under pressure from the Diamonds ensured any run of goals were swiftly shut down.