Match Report – NSW Swifts v Sunshine Coast Lightning (Round 7, Suncorp Super Netball 2018)
BY ANDREW KENNEDY
The NSW Swifts suffered many slim losses last year, and in 2018 with a new coach and new belief they’ve already scored more wins this season. Meanwhile, reigning premiers Sunshine Coast Lightning lost their first three matches to current top four teams, and won the next three to teams ranked below them heading into this clash – in what would be a litmus test for two apparently evenly-matched sides. With so many tight games in the league, even a lapse of a few minutes can decide the game. Lightning were destined to rue their ghastly opening quarter, going down by 10 goals, with a quiet, somewhat stunned performance from their attack line.