Match Report – Sunshine Coast Lightning v Queensland Firebirds (Round 9, Suncorp Super Netball 2018)
BY KATRINA NISSEN
Fourth position on the ladder was up for grabs for either Sunshine Coast Lightning and Queensland Firebirds, but not both. It certainly wasn’t a polished game, with possession changing 40 times throughout the 60-minute tussle. In the end, it was the Lightning who walked away with the win, but the Firebirds managed to maintain their top four spot by winning the first two quarters. From the first whistle, it was evident the hit-out was going to be a defensive one. Both teams seemed to have the same strategy: tightly mark the shooters and let the goal attacks shoulder the shooting burden.