Match Report – Sunshine Coast Lightning v Adelaide Thunderbirds (Round 5, Suncorp Super Netball 2018)
BY KATRINA NISSEN
The Adelaide Thunderbirds’ woes continue in a game which could have been theirs had they played a more restrained style of netball. In a match where both sides couldn’t settle, Sunshine Coast Lightning were the first to apply pressure with a tip from wing defence Maddy McAuliffe and back-up from centre Laura Scherian. It looked like the Lightning were going to run away, with a three-goal lead early. However, two uncharacteristic misses by Diamond’s goalers Caitlin Bassett and Steph Wood under the post brought the Thunderbirds back into the game.