Match Report – Queensland Firebirds v Collingwood Magpies (Round 14, Suncorp Super Netball 2018)
BY KATRINA NISSEN
It wasn’t the fairytale ending that the Collingwood Magpies would have been hoping for, as they succumbed to the Queensland Firebirds in a record-breaking win. From the opening whistle, the Firebirds showed that all sentiment for the Magpies’ retirees was left on the sidelines as Kim Jenner denied Erin Bell her first touch of the ball. It took another two minutes for Bell to finally enter the game and get the Magpies’ first goal. She did so in classic Bell fashion: from mid-range and with her recognisable flick of the wrist and follow-through. Unfortunately, Bell’s last game wasn’t her best performance thanks to Jenner, who was smothering her every move. The Firebirds’ defender took seven intercepts; three deflections and ten centre pass receives earning her Player of the Match honours.