Match Report – Queensland Firebirds v Sunshine Coast Lightning (Round 2, Suncorp Super Netball 2018)
BY KATRINA NISSEN
The Queensland Firebirds claimed their first scalp of the 2018 Suncorp Super Netball season at the expense of the premiers, Sunshine Coast Lightning. The Queensland derby got off to an emphatic start with both teams scoring efficiently. For the first six minutes of the game, the scores remained goal-for-goal. It looked like Gretel Tippett, in her 50th national league game, was going to continue her pattern of layup-style passes to Aiken and avoid going to post herself. Lightning defenders Geva Mentor and Karla Pretorius were quick to realise this and began double-teaming Aiken.