Match Report – Giants v Adelaide Thunderbirds (Round 9, Suncorp Super Netball 2018)
BY LOU PATTON
An emotional week for the Thunderbirds ended in a 19-goal drubbing at the hands of the Giants. The news that coach Dan Ryan won’t be retained next year wasn’t enough to inspire a winning performance. The Giants took the maximum eight points available and moved up to second on the ladder; while the Thunderbirds scored their second-lowest tally for the season in front of a record crowd for a domestic match in Canberra. The Giants took an early lead, but the Thunderbirds fought back, drawing level half-way through the first quarter. Kate Shimmin’s work over the shot and three first-quarter rebounds kept the Thunderbirds in touch.