Match Report – Collingwood Magpies v NSW Swifts (Round 12, Suncorp Super Netball 2018)
BY JANE EDWARDS
This Round 12 matchup between Collingwood Magpies and NSW Swifts offered plenty of interest for the keen netball viewer. Sharni Layton’s announcement of her retirement during the week means that there is now a finite number of opportunities to watch this true character of the game strut her stuff in the goal circle. And while the Swifts’ chances of making the finals are diminishing, a smashing win with eight points would be enough to keep them in touch with Lightning, at fifth on the ladder. It was hugs and smiles all round as Layton bounced onto the court with something like her old vigour, and early on she was responsible for two defensive gains, with an intercept and a deflection caused by working her opponent Sam Wallace high in the goal circle and then moving swiftly around in front of her.