Match Report – Queensland Firebirds v West Coast Fever (Round 5, Suncorp Super Netball 2018)
BY KATRINA NISSEN
The Queensland Firebirds welcomed Laura Geitz back to the Brisbane Entertainment Centre in emphatic fashion, with the slaying of the West Coast Fever juggernaut. As was seen in previous games by other teams, the Firebirds used the tactic of applying hard full-court pressure early to stop Fever’s ball flow over the transverse line. This tactic was used right from the first whistle and paid immediate dividends, with a Gretel Tippett intercept on the transverse line. The Firebirds played their usual body-on-body style of defence, which the Fever were more than happy to return in kind.