Match Report – Sunshine Coast Lightning v Melbourne Vixens (Round 6, Suncorp Super Netball 2018)
BY KATRINA NISSEN
In a match which many pegged as a redemption game for the Melbourne Vixens, it was the Sunshine Coast Lightning who proved they were not to be written off. The home side leapfrogged their way into the top four with a convincing eight-goal win. The match started off with blistering speed, but it was the Lightning who made the first break, thanks in large part to the slick plays between Kelsey Browne and Steph Wood. In reply, Vixen stalwart Liz Watson amped up her defence. The wing attack shot off the transverse at every centre to ensure her arms-over pressure was supporting her defenders. The move produced a crucial tip and conversion for the Vixens.